Closer Look: Metro Atlanta Chamber CEO Reflects on the Organization’s 160th Year; “A Democratic Socialist’s Fifty Year Adventure”

President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber Hala Moddelmog joins "Closer Look" in studio to reflect on the organization's 160th year.
President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber Hala Moddelmog joins "Closer Look" in studio to reflect on the organization's 160th year.
Credit Grace Walker

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.
A founder of the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America, Milton Tambor, and Alexander Hernandez, a newer member, discuss the history and future of the organization. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.