Closer Look: Publishers Decision to Restrict E-Book Sales Impacts Local Libraries; Georgia State Program Offers Higher Education To Inmates; Lost-N-Found Youth Opens New Center For LGBTQ Youth

Rose Scott recently visited the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library for a conversation with the director of the DeKalb County Library System, Alison Weissinger and state librarian Julie Walker share how Macmillan Publisher's decision restrict e-book sales will impact local library systems here in Georgia.
Rose Scott recently visited the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library for a conversation with the director of the DeKalb County Library System, Alison Weissinger and state librarian Julie Walker share how Macmillan Publisher's decision restrict e-book sales will impact local library systems here in Georgia.
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Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on elevated levels of influenza reported across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • And, in other news, more than 3 million Georgians are expected to take to the roadways and skies as we close out the holiday season, according to AAA.
  • 02:35: Macmillan Publishers recently announced the company is drastically restricting the sales of its e-books to one per library system. Rose Scott recently visited the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library for a conversation with Director of the DeKalb County Library System Alison Weissinger and state librarian Julie Walker about how this decision will impact local library systems here in Georgia.
  • 19:47: What services are available to help those currently incarcerated people re-entering society? And what role can education play in larger efforts towards criminal justice reform? Rose Scott recently discussed all of this with Georgia State University’s Dr. Peter Lindsay and Dr. Andy Rogers, co-founders and co-coordinators of the Georgia State University Prison Education Program.
Georgia State University’s Dr. Peter Lindsay and Dr. Andy Rogers, co-founders and co-coordinators of the Georgia State University Prison Education Program, join “Closer Look” in the studio to discuss their work helping formerly incarcerated individuals with life after prison. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 39:09: Since 2011, Lost-n-Found Youth has had a mission to serve homeless LGBTQ youth. Now, the organization is expanding its outreach efforts with a new drop-in center located in Grant Park. Nasheedah Muhammad and Ernest Walker, co-executive directors for Lost-N-Found Youth, recently joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to discuss the new, 5,000 square foot facility.
Nasheedah Muhammad and Ernest Walker, co-executive directors for Lost-N-Found Youth, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to discuss a new, 5,000 square foot facility aimed at helping homeless LGBTQ youth. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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