This is a newsmagazine featuring the key stories of the day that are relevant to you.  It’s a community forum for and about metro Atlanta. Host Rose Scott knows the ins and outs of covering news important around Atlanta.

She’ll lead discussions on the issues that impact where we live. WABE’s news team is going into metro Atlanta neighborhoods to provide context, storytelling and a sense of place. You’ll hear not only from the biggest newsmakers, but also from folks who don’t often get a voice.

“Closer Look” features a mix of local national and international stories and interviews. It’s an interactive space to share ideas and dig deeper into issues. It’s not just about Atlanta; it’s a program for Atlanta.

Featured Episode

WABE Health Reporter Discusses CDC’s New Mask Guidelines; DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Launches Summer Camp To Empower Boys; Commission Approves Six Georgia Companies To Sell Medical Cannabis

WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look” to discuss several coronavirus-related topics, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest change in mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people. 

Plus, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office recently launched a mentoring and community-building initiative. Sheriff Melody Maddox discusses the goals and importance of the Boys To Men Summer Camp

Lastly, Dr. Christopher Edwards is the chairman of the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission. He discusses the commission’s recent move to select six private companies to sell and manufacture low-THC cannabis for medical use and what this will mean for Georgians.

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