Closer Look: Summer Music Series; Brookhaven Mayor; And More

Bon Allinson and Puma Navarro, of Atlanta band A Drug Called Tradition, stopped by Closer Look Friday to perform.
Bon Allinson and Puma Navarro, of Atlanta band A Drug Called Tradition, stopped by Closer Look Friday to perform.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: We continue to follow the story of the residents of Park Villa apartments in Brookhaven. Mayor John Ernst tells us about the city’s response after residents were given notices that they had until the end of July to move out of their homes. This happened after the property was sold to a new developer. The mayor also gives us an update on his talks with the developer and how the city plans to respond to affordable housing concerns throughout the city.
  • 20:38: Then, we hear from two current Park Villa residents Maria Tapia and Melinda Ward. Also joining the conversation is Rebekah Morris, executive director of Los Vecinos de Buford Highway, an advocacy group that’s working to help Park Villa resident to find housing.
  • 39:33: Dr. Lonnie Johnson, is perhaps best known for his invention of the Super Soaker. He talks about the people in his life that inspired his career.
  • 42:30: In our summer indie music series,  A Drug Called Tradition stops by to perform.

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