Closer Look: State Report Documents Rise In Rural and Suburban Homelessness; Conversations with Veterans Journalists; Georgia Tech Uses High-Tech Video Production For Online Courses

John Shereikis, the special needs housing manager for the DCA, Michael Thomas, the continuum of care program manager at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Dave Whisnant, Division Director of Housing Assistance join "Closer Look" to discuss the DCA's latest report documenting rural and suburban homelessness.
John Shereikis, the special needs housing manager for the DCA, Michael Thomas, the continuum of care program manager at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Dave Whisnant, Division Director of Housing Assistance join "Closer Look" to discuss the DCA's latest report documenting rural and suburban homelessness.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom’s executive order calling for the creation of an Office of the Inspector General.
  • 02:25: The Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ latest count of rural and suburban homelessness found a 13 percent increase in this population over the past two years. Michael Thomas, the continuum of care program manager at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Dave Whisnant, Division Director of Housing Assistance and John Shereikis, the special needs housing manager for the DCA, join “Closer Look” in studio to discuss this data and solutions for addressing the issue.
  • 25:15: As “Closer Look” celebrates five years on the air, we take a look back at some of Rose Scott’s previous conversations with veteran journalists.
  • 36:41: Dr. Yakut Gazi, associate dean for learning systems at Georgia Tech, joins “Closer Look” in studio to tell us more about how her institution is using high-tech video production to enhance their online education program.
Dr. Yakut Gazi, associate dean for learning systems at Georgia Tech, joins “Closer Look” in studio to tell us more about an online education program that provides master’s degrees and professional certificates to students around the world. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.