0:00: Rose gives a news brief on former Georgia democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ decision not to run for the United States Senate. Andra Gillespie, Emory University Professor of Political Science, weighs in on what this announcement could mean for the 2020 election and other future races.
In other news, Oglethorpe University Dr. President Lawrence Schall has announced he will step down in June of 2020.
18:05: Minimalism has been having a moment in popular culture thanks, in part, to television shows such as “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and platforms such as Instagram. But for many followers of the practice, minimalism is more than a trend or simply decluttering. Recently, Katie Vermazani, leader of a local minimalist meetup Facebook group, visited Public Broadcasting Atlanta to explain the principles of minimalism and give recommendations for incorporating it into our space.
Katie Vermazani, leader of a local minimalist meetup Facebook group, visited the Closer Look department to give recommendations for incorporating minimalism into a space. (Candace Wheeler/WABE)
Katie Vermazani, leader of a local minimalist meetup Facebook group, visited the "Closer Look" department to give recommendations for incorporating minimalism into a space. (Candace Wheeler/WABE)
37:19: Summer break is almost here, much to the excitement of many kids around Atlanta. However, studies show that summer break can take a toll on students’ learning, especially those from under-served communities. One Brooking Institute report found students can lose up to one month of academic material over summer break. Alex Wan, former ity councilmember and now executive director of Horizons Atlanta, joins us in studio to prevent this and methods to keep kids learning over the summer.
Closer Lok is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.