0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the ninth case of Legionnaires’ disease that has been confirmed among guests who recently stayed at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta.
In other news, we hear more about the future of the Thomasville Heights Boys and Girls Club, which closed last week on Friday, July 19.
2:53: Several advocacy groups filed a motion this morning to block the LIFE Act, Georgia’s new restrictive abortion law, from taking effect while a lawsuit challenging the abortion restrictions is ongoing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, one of the groups that filed the suit, recently appeared on Closer Look to explain why they say the law is unconstitutional. Today, the state lawmaker behind the law, Republican Representative Ed Setzler, joins us to share his view.
39:54: Members of an Atlanta-based debate team recently walked away from Harvard University’s prestigious summer debate tournament with a victory. It’s the second year in a row high school students from Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project have won the tournament. Team members D.J. Roman, Keith Harris, Alanis Broussard and founder and CEO of the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project Brandon Fleming join Closer Look in studio to discuss their big win.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.