Closer Look with Rose Scott 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 know 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.
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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 know 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.

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District Attorney Willis Discusses COVID Crime Across Fulton County; Local Professor Discu...

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis discusses several topics, including COVID crime and several unindicted and indicted criminal cases in Fulton County. Rajeev Dhawan, a professor and director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, discusses the impact of the Delta variant on Georgia's economy. The post District Attorney Willis Discusses COVID Crime Across Fulton County; Local Professor Discusses Pandemic's Impact On Economy appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

District Attorney Willis Discusses COVID Crime Across Fulton County; Local Professor Discu...

Proposed Tax Credit Would Allow Georgians To Financially Support Law Enforcement Officers;...

Georgia Recorder reporter Stanley Dunlap discusses a proposed tax credit that would allow Georgians to send money directly to local law enforcement agencies in an effort to combat crime. Plus, COVID cases are surging in Cobb County. Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid discusses how the county hopes to address the health crisis through a new Declaration of Emergency. The post Proposed Tax Credit Would Allow Georgians To Financially Support Law Enforcement Officers; COVID Cases Surge In Cobb County appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Proposed Tax Credit Would Allow Georgians To Financially Support Law Enforcement Officers;...

'Closer Look' Revisits Memorable Dragon Con Conversations

Dragon Con events are scheduled throughout Labor Day weekend. "Closer Look" show host Rose Scott takes a trip down memory lane, revisiting some of the most memorable conversations she's had with guests about the sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. The post 'Closer Look' Revisits Memorable Dragon Con Conversations appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

COVID Cases Surge In Georgia; ATL Black Pride Preparing For Labor Day Events; Will The Mal...

WABE health reporter and host of the podcast "Did You Wash Your Hands?" Sam Whitehead joins "Closer Look" to discuss the latest coronavirus-related news as Georgia hospitals are reaching capacity. Plus, Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. Several events and festivals are scheduled throughout metro Atlanta. Terence Stewart, the president of Atlanta Black Pride, discusses COVID-19 safety measures in place for Atlanta Black Pride events. Charles Taylor is a partner at H-T West End LLC, the ownership group of The Mall West End. Taylor discusses The Mall West End's future. The post COVID Cases Surge In Georgia; ATL Black Pride Preparing For Labor Day Events; Will The Mall West End Be Sold? appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

COVID Cases Surge In Georgia; ATL Black Pride Preparing For Labor Day Events; Will The Mal...

Congressman Carter Discusses Ending The War In Afghanistan; New Efforts To Improve Communi...

Tuesday is the deadline for the U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan. Congressman Buddy Carter discusses the ending of the 20-year war. Plus, DeKalb County Super District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry explains why he's supporting several proposed initiatives that are aimed at improving community policing and expanding mental health resources countywide. Lastly, Dr. Jayne Morgan, a cardiologist and the clinical director for Piedmont Healthcare's COVID-19 Task Force, discusses the ongoing push to get more Georgians vaccinated now that the Food and Drug Administration has given full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The post Congressman Carter Discusses Ending The War In Afghanistan; New Efforts To Improve Community Policing In DeKalb County; Local Cardiologist Encourages Georgians To Get Vaccinated appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Congressman Carter Discusses Ending The War In Afghanistan; New Efforts To Improve Communi...

Dragon Con Focuses On Diversity & Inclusion; Marietta City Schools Requires Masks; The Sta...

Dragon Con is just days away. Dragon Con's Dan Carroll and Jarvis Sheffield discuss safety measures in place to keep attendees safe at the in-person festival. Plus, Dr. Grant Rivera, the superintendent of Marietta City Schools, discusses the district's back-to-school plan. Lastly, Joey Womack, the founder and CEO of Goodie Nation, and Shani Godwin, the founder of Joy Economics, discuss the history and mission of National Black Business Month, the state of minority-owned businesses amid the pandemic, and how startups can create social impact. The post Dragon Con Focuses On Diversity & Inclusion; Marietta City Schools Requires Masks; The State of Black Businesses Amid Pandemic appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Dragon Con Focuses On Diversity & Inclusion; Marietta City Schools Requires Masks; The Sta...

GSU Professor Discusses Afghanistan Attacks; Gwinnett Supt. Discusses Back-To-School Plan;...

Charles Shapiro, the president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and senior lecturer at Georgia State University, shares his thoughts about the situation unfolding in Afghanistan. Plus, Dr. Calvin J. Watts was recently named superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools. Dr. Watts discusses the district's back-to-school plan and shares his thoughts on leading Georgia's largest school system amid the pandemic. Lastly, Jamie Ferguson, the executive director of Atlanta Pride, discusses the Atlanta Pride Committee's decision to cancel the organization's festival and parade due to COVID-19 for the second year in a row. The post GSU Professor Discusses Afghanistan Attacks; Gwinnett Supt. Discusses Back-To-School Plan; ATL Pride Events Canceled appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

GSU Professor Discusses Afghanistan Attacks; Gwinnett Supt. Discusses Back-To-School Plan;...

Retired Army Captain Discusses Violence In Afghanistan; Valdosta State Launches Online College

As evaluations continue in Afghanistan, violence is unfolding. Captain Dan Berschinski, a retired U.S. Army infantry captain who previously lead an infantry platoon in Afghanistan, reflects on his tour in Afghanistan and the current situation in the county. Plus, Valdosta State University just launched its very first online college. Dr. Rodney Carr, the vice president for Student Success, discusses the goals of VSU's Online College for Career Advancement. The post Retired Army Captain Discusses Violence In Afghanistan; Valdosta State Launches Online College appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Retired Army Captain Discusses Violence In Afghanistan; Valdosta State Launches Online College

UGA Professor Discusses U.S. Census Data; New Challenge Aims To Improve Air Quality In Georgia

Charles Bullock, III is a longtime and distinguished political science professor at the University of Georgia. Professor Bullock discusses the 2020 Census. He also explains how maps released by the U.S. Census Bureau will be used to shape policy and determine how funding will be disbursed for communities in Georgia for the next decade. Plus, Rosalind Tucker, the managing director of Georgia Commute Options, discusses how Georgians can take steps to improve air quality through the Million Air Challenge. The post UGA Professor Discusses U.S. Census Data; New Challenge Aims To Improve Air Quality In Georgia appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

UGA Professor Discusses U.S. Census Data; New Challenge Aims To Improve Air Quality In Georgia

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Discusses Top Priorities Amid Pandemic

DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling was recently recognized at the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council Annual Conference, receiving the award for Solicitor General of the Year 2021. Coleman-Stribling discusses several topics, including her award, COVID crime and the role of the solicitor general. The post DeKalb County Solicitor-General Discusses Top Priorities Amid Pandemic appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.