Closer Look: What Anthem and Wellstar’s Contract Dispute Means for Georgians; Unifi Turns Super Bowl Recyclabales Into Fashion; Carolyn Bordeaux Announces Run 7th District

Global textile company Unifi created these uniforms for Atlanta Host Committee volunteers during Super Bowl LIII using recycled fiber.
Global textile company Unifi created these uniforms for Atlanta Host Committee volunteers during Super Bowl LIII using recycled fiber.
Credit Photo courtesy of Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Today, Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux will formally announce her candidacy for Georgia’s 7th congressional district race in 2020. Bourdeaux lost her bid for the congressional seat last year to incumbent Congressman Rob Woodall who announced earlier this month he would not seek re-election. A conversation with Bordeaux about her plans for the 2020 race.
  • 8:35: A dispute between Wellstar healthcare network and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance has led to a stand-off, after neither company could agree to terms of a new contract. What impact will this have on the patient’s medical costs? Bill Custer, a Georgia State University Professor, and expert on healthcare and health insurance, gives us the latest on the issue.
  • 30:26: Where does the plastic recycled at Mercedes Benz Stadium during the Super Bowl go next? We’ll talk to Unifi, a global textiles company that transforms recycled plastic bottles into REPREVE recycled fibers used for clothing. In addition to Mercedes Benz Stadium, Unifi has also collected from the Georgia Aquarium and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to promote zero waste. We learn more from Helen Sahi, Vice President of Global Corporate Sustainability at Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.