Closer Look: Youth Advocates Share How To Talk To Teens About STD Prevention; Veteran Actor Clifton Powell, Director MarQues McConico Talk New Film, ‘Juug Gone Wrong’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that rates of sexually transmitted disease diagnoses increased for the fifth consecutive year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that rates of sexually transmitted disease diagnoses increased for the fifth consecutive year.
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Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the death of Master Sergeant Mark Allen, a United States Army soldier who was severely injured while searching for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
  • In other news, early voting for municipal elections in DeKalb County begins today. Also, two runoff races will be tomorrow held for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners District 6 Seat and the Atlanta Board of Education District 2 Seat.
  • 2:34: Rates of sexually transmitted disease diagnoses increased for the fifth consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, released last week. How can this be prevented? We revisit last week’s conversation with Dr. Walkitria Smith, Family Medicine Associate Program Director at the Morehouse School of Medicine and Dr. Gail Bolan, director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention. Plus, Dr. Shelley Francis-Travis and Deb Hauser, president of Advocates for Youth, join “Closer Look” today for a conversation about best practices for STD education, and increasing awareness among teenagers and young adults.
  • 34:30: Rose Scott gives a breaking news update on the case of Anthony Hill, an unarmed black man who was shot by a former DeKalb Police officer in March 2015. Within the hour, jurors found a former officer, Robert “Chip” Olsen, who shot Hill, “not guilty” of murder. Jurors did convict Olsen of aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement.
  • 35:40:  Veteran movie and television actor Clifton Powell shares why he took a chance with first-time director and executive producer MarQues McConico in the new movie, “Juug Gone Wrong,” which was filmed in Atlanta.
Veteran movie and television actor Clifton Powell shares why he took a chance with first-time director and executive producer MarQues McConico in the new movie, “Juug Gone Wrong,” which was filmed in Atlanta. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler)

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