Closer Look: Media Round Table; Cobb County Police Chief Michael Register; And More

Cobb County Police Chief Michael Register, who was appointed earlier this year, talks about his vision for the department.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Earlier this week, ESPN host Jemele Hill was suspended, after the network says she violated their social media policy for a second time. What are the boundaries for journalists?  We as a round table of media experts including Marcelle English, sports journalist; Dan Whisenhunt, founder and operator of Atlanta Loop.com and Decaturish.com; and Ron Thomas, director of Morehouse College’s journalism and sports program..
  • 27:56: Sixty percent of transgender people in Georgia face discrimination in health care, according to a new report “Voices for Equity.” The findings are presented by Georgians for a Healthy Future, Georgia Equality and the Health Initiative. We learn more about the report from Laura Colbert, the study’s co-author, and executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future. Also joining the conversation, Amir Jones, program associate and Certified Application Counselor, for the Health Initiative.
  • 43:46: In our ongoing conversations with Atlanta area chiefs of police, Cobb County Police Chief Michael Register, who was appointed earlier this year, talks about his vision for the department. Register also talks about an incident that made headlines earlier this year where Cobb County Lt. Greg Abbott was caught on dashcam making racially insensitive remarks.

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