Closer Look with Rose Scott

UGA to receive funding for Parkinson’s research; What Atlanta can learn from Detroit’s bike share program; Mary Frances Early reflects on her journey to combat segregation

March 29, 2022

The University of Georgia is receiving $5 million in federal funding for Parkinson’s research. Anumantha Kanthasamy, a professor, researcher, and the John H. “Johnny” Isakson Chair for Parkinson’s Research and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at UGA, discusses how the funding will be used.

Plus, Adriel Thornton, the executive director of MoGo, a Detroit-based nonprofit bike share system, talks with Rose about transportation models and best practices that have worked in the Motor City that could work in metro Atlanta.

Lastly, in honor of Women’s History Month, we revisit Rose’s conversation with Mary Frances Early, the first African American student to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. 

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