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

Reaction To A Federal Judge’s Decision To Permanently Block Georgia’s Restrictive Abortion Law

State Representative Ed Setzler, who created House Bill 481, responds to the federal judge’s ruling. Then, we hear from Kwajelyn Jackson, executive director of the Feminist Women’s Health Center.

Next, a conversation with Dr. Tiffany Bussey, director of the Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, and Allan Adams, state director for the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, about a new partnership to support economic development in the city’s West End.

Finally, Mark Farmer, economic development manager with Gwinnett County, discusses a new program that was established to help Gwinnett small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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