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

GBPI Strategic Campaigns Director Discusses Georgia’s 2021 Legislative Session; UPS Purchases New Electric Aircraft; Therapists Discuss Women’s Mental Health Amid Pandemic

After forty days of intensiveness at the Georgia State Capitol, Georgia’s General Assembly concluded its 2021 session last week. Amanda Hollowell, from the Georgia Budget Policy Institute, joins “Closer Look” with a recap and assessment session. Plus,Bala Ganesh, the vice president of engineering at UPS, discusses his company’s recent purchase of ten electric airplanes from Beta Technologies. Lastly, licensed therapists Jo Vivian and Kate Ferguson discuss the emotional and psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women.

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