Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:
- 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about President Donald Trump’s speech today while attending a Flight 93 September 11th Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Along with the first Lady in attendance, Mr. Trump called the passengers of United Flight 93 “a band of patriots.” Here locally, the annual Blue Mass took place at The Cathedral of Christ the King church. The origin of the Blue Mass reportedly dates back to 1934, when a Baltimore priest formed the Catholic Police and Fireman’s Society. The Atlanta service is to honor public safety officials and first responders, as well as all who died as a result of the September 11th attacks.
- 2:57: It’s estimated that by 2030, one in five metro Atlanta residents will be over the age of 60, according to data from the Atlanta Regional Commission. We continue our “Paycheck to Paycheck” series with a look at resources including employment, housing and elder care for Atlanta’s aging community. We’re joined by Becky Kurtz, director of the Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging.
- 23:28: The ACLU of Georgia is launching a new project focused on providing information to voters about criminal justice. Called the Smart Justice Georgia Campaign, the online database will include info about where candidates in the upcoming November midterms stand on criminal justice issues. We learn more from Andrea Young, executive director for the ACLU of Georgia, and Burrell Ellis, political director for the ACLU of Georgia.
- 42:37: Talks between the U.S. and Canada about a revised NAFTA agreement continue. We look at potential impact of a new deal on Georgia’s economy with Tom Smith, associate professor in the practice of finance at Emory University.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.