Closer Look: Parkland School Shooting Survivors; Gwinnett State Court Judge-Elect Ronda Colvin-Leary; And More

Parkland school shooting survivors and activists Jaclyn Corin and Alex Wind came into the studio for today's "Closer Look."
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld as constitutional the City of Sandy Springs’ ordinances that ban the sale of alcohol in adult establishments. With today’s unanimous decision, written by Justice Britt C. Grant, the court has affirmed a Fulton County court ruling against a strip club that challenged the ordinances as unconstitutional.
  • 2:46: Earlier this year, a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead. Since then, some students have become activists advocating for tighter gun regulations to prevent gun violence. Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin are two of those students. Both spoke at the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. in March. Today, they join us in the studio.
  • 38:42: Gwinnett County is quickly becoming one of the most populous and diverse counties in Georgia. Yet, representation for people of color in elected office is still relatively small. But that’s starting to change; the county last year elected its first two non-white mayors. And on May 22, Ronda Colvin-Leary made history as the first ever African-American judge elected in the county. Judge-elect Colvin-Leary joins us in the studio.

    Ronda Colvin-Leary made history as the first ever African-American judge elected in the county. (Emilia Brock/WABE)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.