Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”
0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the death of Grammy-award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Norman has been described as “one of the great sopranos of the past half-century” by the New York Metropolitan Opera.
And, in other news, former United States President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 95th birthday today.
4:51: The Metro Atlanta Chamber is celebrating 160 years. A conversation with its president and CEO Hala Moddelmog about the organization’s history and her vision for its future.
29:30: Following the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic Socialists of America reports a wave of new members. However, the organization has been around for a while — since the 1970s. In a new book, “A Democratic Socialist’s 50-Year Adventure,” Metro Atlanta DSA founder Milton Tambor explains how the city’s local chapter got its start. Today, he joins “Closer Look” in-studio, alongside Alexander Hernandez, a newer member, to discuss the history and the future of the DSA here in Atlanta.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.