Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”
0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Georgia Public Service Commission hearings happening today to consider Georgia Power’s request to raise customer rates.
And in other news, former Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee died yesterday, following a cancer diagnosis.
Finally, today at 4 p.m., Spelman College will host a film screening of “Toni Morrison – The Pieces That I Am,” as well as a panel discussion with readings from other fellow literary notables.
03:46: Tomorrow is the first day of October, which is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Donna Coleman-Stribling, the DeKalb County Solicitor-General, and Capt. R.C. Hughes with the DeKalb County Police Department join “Closer Look” in the studio to discuss a new initiative aimed at addressing domestic violence and abuse in DeKalb County called “Not In My DeKalb”.
30:08: New data shows that many of Georgia’s small towns are facing shrinking populations. At the same time, broadband connectivity, closing hospitals and access to quality education are also challenges. Still, as some small towns struggle, many see opportunity and are working to bring about solutions. This will be the focus of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Rural Prosperity Summit, which kicks off tomorrow at the University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus. Speakers and panelists at the summit including Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber, Rosalyn Merrick, Director of Strategic Engagement at Georgia Community Foundation Rural Health Fund, Robert Gaines, Director of Communications for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and Alan Richard, an Atlanta-based education reporter and board member of The Rural School and Community Trust, join “Closer Look” in studio to discuss building rural prosperity.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.