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

JPMorgan Increases Efforts to Support Black-Owned Businesses; Boston’s Deep-Rooted Racism Influences Politics; Braves Headed To The 2021 World Series

Rashida Winfrey, a minority small business consultant with JPMorgan Chase and Dale Royal, the executive director of LISC Atlanta, discuss new efforts to support diverse and minority-owned businesses.

Plus, GBH News investigative reporter Phillip Martin discusses his latest feature that explores how Black Atlantans view Boston. The article also seeks to explain to and educator readers about deep-rooted racism in Boston and its influence on politics.                                                                                                              

Lastly, all eyes are on Atlanta. WABE reporter Emil Moffatt discusses the Atlanta Braves’ historic win over the L.A. Dodgers and what’s next for the baseball team as they prepare to take on the Houston Astros in the 2021 World Series. 

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