Closer Look: Woodstock Student Picked For Kids Press Corps; “IntersectionAllies” Teaches Kids About Community

Eight-grade student Bryce Jones joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss becoming a member of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
Eight-grade student Bryce Jones joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss becoming a member of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
Credit Grace Walker / WABE

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the Supreme Court of Georgia’s decision to dismiss a Georgia man’s request for a stay of execution.            And, in other news, we hear local leaders’ response to the passing of State Senator Leroy Johnson, the first black senator elected after reconstruction.
  • 3:01: LaToya Council, one of the authors of the new children’s book, “IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All,” joins “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about the importance of teaching children about “making space” for others. Council will be reading and signing the book alongside authors Chelsea Johnson and Carolyn Choi at Charis Books And More on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    LaToya Council
    LaToya Council, one of the authors of the new children’s book, “IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All.” joins “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about the importance of teaching children about “making space” for others. (Grace Walker/For WABE)
  • 23:42: We revisit a conversation with Rosalie Brown, who previously joined “Closer Look” on two separate occasions, to talk about life with epilepsy and her children’s book, “Thunderstorms in my Brain.” Brown, who has since passed away, was also joined by her Golden retriever lab, Rolex.
  • 38:26: For nearly 20 years, young people around the globe have covered “news for kids, by kids” as part of the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. A local budding journalist was recently chosen to participate in the press corps. Eight-grade student Bryce Jones joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss his work.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.