Closer Look with Rose Scott

Closer Look: Christmas Carols; Rickey Smiley; And More

December 23, 2015

Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Mickey Maudlin, executive editor at Harper-Collins, and Caner Dagle, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, discuss their book the “Study Quran,” which was published earlier this year;
  • 15:05: Sutton Morris, founder of the nonprofit Wood for Warriors, returns to the “Closer Look” studio with his brother, Ford Norris, to talk about their organization, which purchases wheelchairs for wounded soldiers;
  • 25:56: Comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley discusses current events, his career, his family and his cable docu-series, “Rickey Smiley for Real.”;
  • 40:42: Samir Saini, Atlanta’s technology commissioner and Chief Information Officer, talks about the city’s increasing digital and technological footprint;
  • 55:30: Pezo Johnson, founder of the Poems over Pistols organization, and Latasha Andrews, a participant of the program, talks about the organization’s objective to help young people cope with anger through creative writing;
  • 59:42: Dr. Ford Vox discusses standing desks and computer monitor output as a gauge for a healthy workplace in this week’s “Medical Minute” segment;
  • 1:04:31: Richard Hutchinson talks about his experiences as a black, gay and HIV-positive man living in Atlanta;
  • 1:13:04: Masonia Traylor, a 28-year-old mother, talks about her experience being diagnosed with HIV;
  • 1:17:52: Atlanta’s “Like the Dickens” carolers spread some holiday joy in the “Closer Look” studio.
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