0:00: Rose gives a news brief about some breaking news from the U.S. Department of Justice. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announcing this morning the indictment of two men for an “international hacking and extortion scheme.” The ransomware attack targeted hospitals, public institutes and cities — including, Atlanta.
In other news, police say they will continue to monitor City of Decatur Schools until the end of the week. That’s following a district-wide lockdown yesterday. Three schools — Glenwood Elementary, Oakhurst Elementary and Winnona Park Elementary — received a bomb threat or threats of gun violence. The Decatur Police Department says they will continue to investigate and that, so far, no evidence to substantiate the threats has been found.
4:35: Elections are not over here in Georgia. That’s because two races are headed for a run-off on Dec. 4 — Secretary of State and for a seat on the Public Service Commission. But what exactly are the duties of a public service commissioner? We’ll find out in a live debate between candidates, incumbent Republican Chuck Eaton and Democratic challenger Lindy Miller.
43:59: In 1972, Maynard Jackson was elected Mayor of Atlanta becoming the city’s first African American mayor and the first of a major southern city. His election was touted as a spark to bring equity and equality in areas such as business and within city government. Later this week on the program we look at the life and legacy of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. But first, part three of a conversation tracing the economic evolution of Atlanta’s historic black neighborhoods with Georgia State assistant professor of African American studies and history, Maurice Hobson. Hobson is the author of “The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta”.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.