Closer Look: Coronavirus’ Impact on Tourism, The Economy And Local Faith Communities in Georgia; Atlanta Authors Tell The Story of Journalist & Activist Ida B. Wells

Today's edition of "Closer Look" with Rose Scott includes a roundup of local reactions to Georgia's new cases of COVID-19.
Today's edition of "Closer Look" with Rose Scott includes a roundup of local reactions to Georgia's new cases of COVID-19.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott reports on the current number of confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia.
  • And, in other news, Georgia officials are asking anyone who is sick to avoid work or large events to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Finally, all Fulton County schools are closed today after a middle school teacher tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • 03:45: Georgia State University Professor and Economic Forecasting Center Director Rajeev Dhawan joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss the potential economic impact of the coronavirus.
Dr. Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe
Dr. Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe, the co-authors of a new book, “Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time,” join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” to share how they came together and why they chose to write about journalist and activist Ida B. Wells. Photo credit: LaShawn Hudson / WABE
  • 13:55: Dr. Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe, the co-authors of a new book, “Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time,” join “Closer Look” in-studio to share how they came together and why they chose to write about journalist and activist Ida B. Wells.
  • 31:52: William Pate, president and CEO of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss COVID-19’s potential impact on upcoming conventions, conferences and tourism here in the Atlanta area.
Reverend Dr. Jarrod Longbons
Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons, the senior minister at Peachtree Christian Church, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to share what his church is doing to protect the health of its members at this time. Photo credit: LaShawn Hudson / WABE
  • 41:07: Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons,  the senior minister at Peachtree Christian Church,  joins “Closer Look”  in studio to share what his church is doing to protect the health of its members at this time.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.