Closer Look: Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie; Fulton County DA Paul Howard – Part 2

United States Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie visits Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Secretary Wilkie recently visited multiple VA centers around the Southeast.
United States Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie visits Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Secretary Wilkie recently visited multiple VA centers around the Southeast.
Credit James Arrowood, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the 2020 presidential candidates — Vice President Joe Biden, Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Corey Booker and Mayor Pete Buttigieg — who will all be in Atlanta tomorrow for events hosted by the Democratic National Convention.
  • 2:14: Starting June 6, the Trump administration will roll out some expanded healthcare options for veterans. President Trump approved the rollout last year by signing the Mission Act, which will allow qualifying veterans the choice to seek out primary and mental health care at non-Veterans Administration facilities. United States Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, who was nominated by President Trump and confirmed last year, talks about the implementation of this program.
  • 32:18: Rose recently sat down with Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard at his office to talk about a number of initiatives in his office and some of his most high-profile cases. In part two of their conversation, District Attorney Howard discusses a number of cases including the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. You can listen to part one of the interview here.

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