Closer Look: Tom Frieden; Opioid Abuse; And More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden listens during a discussion: The Ebola Crisis in West Africa: An Update on Progress, Challenges and the Road to Recovery on Ebola in West Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Mary Blumberg, program manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Division of Aging and Health Resources, advocate Dorothy “Dot” Benson, and Sandy Springs resident Lois Evans talk about housing affordability for the local aging populations as part of “Closer Look’s”series on affordable housing;
  • 17:59: Johnny Kauffman reports on the latest conflict between businesses and workers on how managers schedule employees’ shifts;
  • 22:14: Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about the growing medical concerns with the abuse of opiods, such as heroin and prescription pain relievers;
  • 38:05: Social science researcher Tasseli McKay and Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, discuss a survey that says Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning continue to face heightened levels of violence and discrimination in society.

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