Closer Look: Remembering ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’; ‘The American Dream’ Art Exhibit; And More

The Atlanta International School is hosting a show featuring art created by refugees from the organization "New American Pathways."
The Atlanta International School is hosting a show featuring art created by refugees from the organization "New American Pathways."
Credit Courtesy of Molly Clark

Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: The Atlanta City Council has agreed to transfer deeds to 31 properties to Atlanta Public Schools, providing partial resolution to a long-running discussion over who controls school sites. We’ll speak with Dr. Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, to learn more.
  • 10:25: Fifty years ago this week, Fred Rogers invited everyone into his world. We recap the significance of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” And, William Natale, author of the book “1968 – A Story as Relevant Today as it Was Then” joins us by phone to share a memory of working with Mister Rogers himself.
  • 27:22: The South Metro Development Outlook Conference began 16 years ago in an effort to spur interest and business activity on the south side of Atlanta. This year, the theme of the conference is “Smart Communities Connecting Our Region.” Michael Hightower, managing partner of The Collaborative Firm, LLC – and the brainchild behind the conference – joins us in studio.
  • 42:27: What is “The American Dream”? Tomorrow, it’s an art exhibit. The show, put on by a sophomore at Atlanta International School, features art work created by refugees from the organization New American Pathways and hopes to challenge social boundaries between born American and refugee citizens. We’ll learn more from Molly Clark, the student behind the exhibit.
Molly Clark, a sophomore at Atlanta International School.
Molly Clark, a sophomore at Atlanta International School. Emilia Brock/WABE