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.
Councilmember Andre Dickens shares his thoughts on the mayor’s decision. Also, J.C. Roper and Douglas Burrell, equity partners at the Atlanta-based law firm Drew, Eckl & Farnham, discuss their firm’s approach to diversity and inclusion. Finally, children’s book author Anastasia Higginbotham shares ways parents can talk with their children about racism and racial equity.
First, we hear from two local teenagers – Grey Cohen and Braxton Chadwick – who started their own initiatives to help those in need during the pandemic. Then, Kirk Chase Leacock, a southwest Atlanta resident, shares what it was like to receive the gift of free groceries from Tyler Perry. And finally, Desai and Amy Comeau, vice president of marketing strategy and support at Emory Healthcare, discuss a new video series that sheds light on a day in the life of Emory frontline workers.
Plus, a conversation about keeping the culture and land for Gullah Geechee descendants on Saeoplo Island with Victor-Alan Weeks and Jennifer Thompson, recent graduates of Davidson College, and Maurice Bailey, Sapelo Island Resident and Community Liaison. And finally, Adam Gelb, CEO and President of the Council on Criminal Justice, discusses a recently published 15-step report with recommendations for reform the United States’ criminal justice system.
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