Closer Look: Opponents Say GA’s So-Called “Heartbeat Bill” Will Face Legal Challenges; Nursing Shortages In Rural Communities; West GA Grad Katie Brewer

Abortion rights advocates gathered at the state Capitol yesterday as Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the so-called 'heartbeat bill' into law.
Abortion rights advocates gathered at the state Capitol yesterday as Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the so-called 'heartbeat bill' into law.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose will give a news brief with an update on the reaction to Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to sign the so-called ‘heartbeat’ bill. Also, Governor Kemp plans to sign the State Fiscal Year 2020 Budget tomorrow, which will take place in Camilla, GA.
  • 3:42: The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of job openings for registered nurses will top 200,000 each year through 2026. And the demand for nurses and other medical professionals is particularly high in rural and underserved communities, where training and resources for those pursuing the medical profession may be more scarce. A $1.4 million grant at Georgia Southern University that aims to address this issue by bringing more nurse practitioners to underserved communities. Dr. Marian Tabi, Director of Program Outcomes and Professor at Georgia Southern University tells us more.
  • 19:38: Minimalism has been having a moment in popular culture thanks, in part, to television shows such as “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and platforms such as Instagram. But for many followers of the practice, minimalism is more than a trend or simply decluttering. Recently, Katie Vermazani, leader of a local minimalist meetup Facebook group, visited Public Broadcasting Atlanta to explain the principles of minimalism and give recommendations for incorporating it into our space.
  • 38:55: Closer Look’s graduation series continues with a conversation with Katie Brewer, who will soon graduate with a degree in speech pathology at the University of West Georgia. She’ll share her future plans, which include one day becoming a speech therapist.
Katie Brewer will soon graduate with a degree in speech pathology from the University of West Georgia. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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