Closer Look: Religious Exemption Bill Veto And More

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference as he announces he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies, Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta. The Republican rejected the bill on Monday, saying "I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference as he announces he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies, Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta. The Republican rejected the bill on Monday, saying "I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Reporter Johnny Kauffman reports on Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of House Bill 757, a religious exemptions bill;
  • 6:59: The president of the Stonecrest City Alliance, Jason Lary, talks about the proposed city of Stonecrest in DeKalb County;
  • 21:11: State Sen. Josh McKoon shares his reaction to Gov. Deal’s vow to veto the “religious liberty bill”
  • 31:05: Jim Burress speaks with Anna Swain, a DNA educator at Ancestory.com, about the DNA tests and the one he took as part of a partnership with PBS’s “Finding Your Roots”;
  • 42:07: Candace Wheeler talks about reactions to Gov. Deal’s announcement that he will veto House Bill 757, a billboard welcoming the Rams, formerly of St. Louis, to Los Angeles as that city’s new NFL team, and photo sharing service Instagram’s new algorithm that will display posts based on number of likes rather than most recent;
  • 47:16: Two members of the Grady High Debate Team talk about winning this year’s Forensics Coaches Association Speech and Debate Varsity Championships and the debate team’s legacy;
  • 1:03:10: Kate Sweeney explores how 88 percent of the Atlanta region’s poor are living in the metro area suburbs rather than the city;
  • 1:07:48: Dr. Stanley Fineman talks about why the pollen count in Atlanta is so high right now and shares some tips on how to deal with any allergic reactions;
  • 1:09:32: Rose Scott reveals the results of a DNA test she took as part of a partnership with PBS’s “Finding Your Roots.”