Closer Look: Summer Indie Music Series — Cicada Rhythm; Distracted Driving Survivors; And More

Athens-based Cicada Rhythm joins for the latest installment of Closer Look’s Summer Indie Music Series.
Athens-based Cicada Rhythm joins for the latest installment of Closer Look’s Summer Indie Music Series.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the official announcement that Atlanta Beltline Inc. President and CEO Brian McGowan will be leaving his role and heading to Seattle. In a press release from Greater Seattle Partners (GSP), McGowan has been named that organization’s first  Chief Executive Officer. GSP is described as a public-private partnership created to advance economic growth and competitiveness for what’s known as the Puget Sound region. McGowan was in a three -year contract with the BeltLine with an annual salary of $300,000.
  • 3:40: Earlier this week on Closer Look, we examined the new distracted driving law, and learned about driving safety and education – from the perspective of both instructors and teen drivers. Friday, we hear from those who suffered crashes caused by distracted driving. DaQuarius Greene and Molly Welch share their stories. We’ll also speak with Emma Harrington, director of Injury Prevention Education at the Shepherd Center, about injury rehabilitation and how they use education to help prevent injuries before they happen.
  • 29:25: Athens-based Cicada Rhythm joins for the latest installment of Closer Look’s Summer Indie Music Series. The two members of Cicada Rhythm, Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis, were born and raised in Georgia, and their songs put a modern twist on folk music. They join us in studio for an interview and a live performance.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.