0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the merger of Atlanta-based SunTrust Bank and North Carolina’s BB&T bank, which will create the sixth-largest U.S. bank to the tune of $66 billion dollars. Announced today, the agreement will be finalized by the end of the year.
2:12: Scooters first arrived in Atlanta over a year ago, catching media attention and eventually prompting an ordinance from the Atlanta City Council. Today we continue our conversations on Atlanta’s e-vehicle transportation landscape with Muving USA representative Cecilia Aguilar. She explains the role electric mopeds can play in the city’s changing transportation scene.
20:05: Measles in outbreak in the southwestern part of Washington state has public health officials on high alert nationwide. So far, 50 official cases have been confirmed in Washington since Feb. 4, according to state officials. Georgia has had three cases of its own, as confirmed by the state Department of Public Health. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, joins us in studio to discuss how outbreaks like this begin, who is vulnerable and prevention.
36:38: Today is recognized as National Black/HIV Awareness Day. Nicole Roebuck, Executive Director for AID Atlanta, an Atlanta-based affiliate organization of Aids Healthcare Foundation, joins us to discuss the role an increase in awareness can play in decreasing HIV-related health disparities.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Anastaciah Onideki contributed to this article.