Closer Look: Rainbow Crosswalks; Earth Day; And More

A man walks with his dogs across a rainbow painted crosswalk in midtown to commemorate this weekend's annual Atlanta Pride parade Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in Atlanta. The pride parade is one of the oldest in the country and the largest pride event in the southeast. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress give news briefs on U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price calling the opioid epidemic an emergency and Gov. Nathan Deal endorsing Republican candidate Karen Handel in the upcoming June 20 runoff for the 6th Congressional District;
  • 3:30: Major Steve Justice, an administrator with The Salvation Army Atlanta Adult Rehabilitation Center, talks about the celebration of Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, where residents are asked to make a difference by recycling used clothing, furniture and household goods;
  • 12:30: As part of “Closer Look’s” series on affordable housing, Anne, a resident of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, talks about how her rent went up considerably;
  • 22:35: Petitioner Sarah Rose discusses her attempt to urge the city to make permanent rainbow crosswalks with the colors of the transgender pride flag in time for Pride month in June.

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