Closer Look: The Vegan Movement In The African American Community; Rock Musician Welles

Left to right: Plant-based Chef Monique Sharp and Chef Zu, a holistic nutritionist, urban agriculturalist and
plant-based chef
Left to right: Plant-based Chef Monique Sharp and Chef Zu, a holistic nutritionist, urban agriculturalist and plant-based chef
Credit Candace Wheeler

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 49 people are dead and at least 21 more are seriously injured after at least one gunman opened fire on a pair of mosques during Friday prayer. We hear local reaction from Edward A. Mitchell, Executive Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Georgia Chapter.
  • 5:00: This week, “Closer Look” has explored the ins and outs of veganism – from the health and wellness perspective to the food. Today, Chef Zu, a holistic nutritionist, urban agriculturalist and plant-based chef and Monique Sharpe, a local plant-based chef, join us in the studio to discuss veganism in the African American community.
  • 39:38: Shortly after releasing his first full-length debut album, “Red Trees and White Trashes,” Welles is in the middle of his United States tour and, tonight, he is stopping in Atlanta. But before playing at the Earl tonight, Welles is dropping by WABE studios for a song and to talk about the influences that shape his sound, which has been described as “psychedelic,” “rock,” and “grunge.”
Self-described rock musician Welles performed in the Closer Look studios ahead of his show tonight at The Earl. Photo credit: Grace Walker

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.