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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Closer Look: Councilmember Joyce Shepherd Discusses the Future of Fort Mac Redevelopment; ...

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 on "Closer Look with Rose Scott:" 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on this morning's federal court hearing on Georgia's new restrictive abortion law. If there is an update, WABE reporter Sam Whitehead may join us in studio. And, in other news, a Georgia Senate Study Committee dedicated to evaluating e-scooters and other mobility options met this morning for the first time. 02:37: Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Shepherd, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort McPherson Redevelopment Authority, joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss the latest regarding all the concerns surrounding the Fort McPherson development. 32:16: From DACA challenges to a 'zero tolerance' policy, the United States has seen several changes in immigration policy these past few years. Jessica Stern, managing attorney and founder of the Atlanta-based 'crimmigration' firm, Stern Law, joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss how she helps non-United States citizens navigate the courts, as immigration policy continues to change and evolve. Jessica Stern, managing attorney and founder of the Atlanta-based 'crimmigration' firm, Stern Law, joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss how she helps non-United States citizens navigate the courts, as immigration policy continues to change and evolve. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler) Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. The post Closer Look: Councilmember Joyce Shepherd Discusses the Future of Fort Mac Redevelopment; 'Crimmigration 101' with Atlanta-based Lawyer Jessica Stern appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: Councilmember Joyce Shepherd Discusses the Future of Fort Mac Redevelopment; ...

Closer Look: The Legacy of Dr. Daniel Blumenthal; Austin E-Scooter Study Points To Safety ...

Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 00:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with more details on the gift philanthropist Robert Smith pledged to give the Morehouse College Class of 2019. And, in other news, some metro Atlanta youth walked out of school today to protest "government inaction" on climate change. 02:32: Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. The founding chair of the Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine passed away this year at the age of 77-years old. This weekend, there will be a memorial service in his honor at the Morehouse School of Medicine. His colleagues, Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, Professor of Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization; Dr. Beverly Taylor, Chair of the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine; and Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi, Professor and Associate Dean of Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Dr. Robert Mayberry, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine; as well as Dr. Blumenthal's wife and Executive Director of Clinical Research Pathways, Dr. Marjorie Speers, join "Closer Look" in studio in his remembrance. Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal is remembered for his commitment to bringing quality healthcare to underserved areas of Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of the Marjorie Speers and the Morehouse School of Medicine) Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi, Professor and Associate Dean of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, Professor of Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization; Dr. Beverly Taylor, Chair of the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine; ,as well as Dr. Blumenthal's wife and Executive Director of Clinical Research Pathways. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler) 20:17: We continue yesterday's conversation with Atticus LeBlanc, founder of the co-living startup PadSplit. Today, we hear from current PadSplit residents, and learn more about why LeBlanc believes his business could serve as an affordable housing solution. PadSplit converts single-family homes into co-living spaces. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler) 41:26: From Sept. 5 to Nov. 30, 2018, researchers at Austin Public Health, with help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tracked 936,110 e-scooter rides around the city. They found for every 100,000 trips taken, 20 individuals were injured. Jeff Taylor, Senior Epidemiologist at Austin Public Health and Jason JonMichael, Assistant Director of Smart Mobility with the Transportation Department, join "Closer Look" by phone to discuss their findings and how other cities, like Atlanta, could use this data to promote safer streets. Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. The post Closer Look: The Legacy of Dr. Daniel Blumenthal; Austin E-Scooter Study Points To Safety Solutions; PadSplit Cont. appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: The Legacy of Dr. Daniel Blumenthal; Austin E-Scooter Study Points To Safety ...

Closer Look: Georgia Manufacturer Explains The Hemp Business; Atlanta Co-Living Startup Pa...

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the first meeting of the Georgia House Study Committee on Maternal Mortality. Plus, we hear the latest data on Georgia's graduation rates. 2:10: An Atlanta-based startup called PadSplit converts single-family homes into "co-living spaces" for those seeking a room to rent. The businesses' founder, Atticus LeBlanc, sees the homes as a solution to Atlanta's affordable housing problem. On a recent afternoon, Rose Scott visited one of these homes and spoke to LeBlanc and residents about how PadSplit works and the need for more housing options in Atlanta. Atticus LeBlanc gives "Closer Look" a tour of a Padsplit home, which has been converted into a co-living space. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler) Atticus LeBlanc gives "Closer Look" a tour of a Padsplit home, which has been converted into a co-living space. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler) Atticus LeBlanc gives "Closer Look" a tour of a Padsplit home, which has been converted into a co-living space. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler) Atticus LeBlanc gives "Closer Look" a tour of a Padsplit home, which has been converted into a co-living space. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler) 27:20: This May, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the Hemp Farming Act into law. The Act allows for the research, production, processing and regulation of industrial hemp in Georgia – with the proper licensing. However, before the first hemp crops can be legally planted in Georgia, a list of rules and regulations must be approved. Rob Lee, managing partner at GA Xtracts, an industrial hemp manufacturer, joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss navigating the market in Georgia at this time, and how his business model works. Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. The post Closer Look: Georgia Manufacturer Explains The Hemp Business; Atlanta Co-Living Startup PadSplit Aims to Provide Affordable Housing Solution appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: Georgia Manufacturer Explains The Hemp Business; Atlanta Co-Living Startup Pa...

Closer Look: Atlanta Businessman Carl Ware Shares His Life Story in A New Memoir; Local Fa...

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on last night's vote by the Chamblee City Council to decriminalize the possession of marijuana. Chamblee City Council Member, Brian Mock, who proposed the ordinance, joins "Closer Look" by phone. 07:49: A recent study from Duke University took a look at the connection between obesity and the black faith community. Last week, we heard from the lead author of the study, Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards. Today, local faith leaders, Matthew Wesley Williams, interim president of the Interdenominational Theological, Dr. Nichole R. Phillips, Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture; Director of Black Church Studies at Emory University and Reverend Dr. Dwight D. Andrews, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ and Professor, Music Theory, African American Music at Emory University, join "Closer Look" in studio for a roundtable conversation about what the faith community is doing to address this in Atlanta. Matthew Wesley Williams, interim president of the Interdenominational Theological, Dr. Nichole R. Phillips, Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture; Director of Black Church Studies at Emory University and Reverend Dr. Dwight D. Andrews, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ and Professor, Music Theory, African American Music at Emory University join "Closer Look for a conversation about health and wellness in the Atlanta faith community. 35:55: The son of Georgia sharecroppers, Atlanta businessman and former Executive-Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company Carl Ware opens up about his life story in a new memoir. He joins us in studio to discuss the book titled, "Portrait of an American Businessman: One Generation from Cotton Field to Boardroom." Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. The post Closer Look: Atlanta Businessman Carl Ware Shares His Life Story in A New Memoir; Local Faith Leaders Discuss Connection Between Obesity & Black Faith Community appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: Atlanta Businessman Carl Ware Shares His Life Story in A New Memoir; Local Fa...

Closer Look: Remembering the Life & Career of Veteran Journalist Cokie Roberts; Study Find...

Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the passing of award-winning journalist Cokie Roberts who died from complications related to breast cancer at the age of 75. In other news, some Fulton County and City of Atlanta residents are heading to the polls today for a special election to fill the District 6 seat left vacant by the death of Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell. The district represents portions of Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, South Fulton and Union City. Meanwhile, there's also a race for seat on the Atlanta Board of Education in District Two on the city's west side, which includes Washington and Douglass High Schools. The seat has been empty since January when Byron Amos stepped down to run for city council. 03:24: Only eight percent of adults who live in Buckhead, also work in the area, according to data from Livable Buckhead's latest Housing and Commuting Study. As a solution, the study proposes increasing housing opportunities to alleviate this traffic congestion. Denise Starling, Executive Director of Livable Buckhead joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss the link between affordable housing and traffic, and how to go about creating more moderately-priced housing options. Denise Starling, Executive Director of Livable Buckhead joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss the data from Livable Buckhead's latest Housing and Commuting Study. (Photo credit: Grace Walker) 22:15: We continue our look at ways to make communities "livable" for all. A conversation with Lisa Jones, Executive Director of HouseProud, a nonprofit that aims to help seniors, veterans and those with disabilities with needed home repairs. Also joining the discussion is Allen Mitchell, DeKalb County Director of Community Development who shares information about a Special Purpose Home Repair Program for senior and disabled Dekalb County homeowners. We continue our look at ways to make communities "livable" for all. A conversation with Lisa Jones, Executive Director of HouseProud, and Allen Mitchell, DeKalb County Director of Community Development. (Photo credit: Grace Walker) 42:02: Veteran NPR and ABC News journalist, best-selling author and Emmy Award-winner, Cokie Roberts died today at the age of 75. We revisit her 2015 conversation with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer on an early edition of Closer Look. Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. A note of disclosure: WABE's broadcast license is held by the Atlanta Board of Education. The post Closer Look: Remembering the Life & Career of Veteran Journalist Cokie Roberts; Study Finds Link Between Affordable Housing and Alleviated Traffic Congestion; Resources for the Aging Community Cont. appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: Remembering the Life & Career of Veteran Journalist Cokie Roberts; Study Find...

Closer Look: Creating 'Livable Communities' for the Aging Population in Atlanta & Nationwide

Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": Today is a special edition of "Closer Look with Rose Scott" focused on creating "livable" communities for older adults. We dedicate today's program to local senior advocate Dorothy "Dot" Benson, who joined "Closer Look" for a conversation about her work in 2017. She passed away last year at the age of 97-years old. 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the water boil advisory currently in effect in the city of Dunwoody. And, in other news, we hear the latest on an Air Testing Oversight Committee Meeting held in the city of Smyrna this morning. The first results of an air quality test near the medical sterilization facility, Sterigenics, are expected to be presented. WABE reporter Emil Moffatt was at that announcement and he joins us with an update on the findings. 08:44: By 2030, one-in-five people in the United States will be 65-years-old or older, according to figures from the AARP. What can be done to make more communities "livable" for aging residents? Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with AARP Public Policy Institute's Livable Communities team discusses what it will take to address affordable housing and other issues for the aging community on a nationwide scale. Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with AARP Public Policy Institute's Livable Communities team, joins "Closer Look" from Washington D.C. to discuss what it will take to address affordable housing and other issues for the aging community on a nationwide scale. (Photo credit: AARP) 30:00: We continue this special edition of the program with a round table of local housing experts including Will Johnston, Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute, Katie Perumbeti, the Atlanta Regional Commission's Lifelong Communities Coordinator/Aging & Independence Services and Beth Hogan, a local home-sharing expert. They join us in studio for a conversation about the resources available for Atlanta's aging population, and the work that still needs to be done to create livable communities in the metro area. "Closer Look's" special-edition program dedicated to creating "livable communities" for the aging continues with local housing experts Will Johnston, Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute, Katie Perumbeti, Atlanta Regional Commission -Lifelong Communities Coordinator/Aging & Independence Services and Beth Hogan, a local home-sharing expert. (Photo credit: Grace Walker) Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. The post Closer Look: Creating 'Livable Communities' for the Aging Population in Atlanta & Nationwide appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: Creating 'Livable Communities' for the Aging Population in Atlanta & Nationwide

Closer Look: Remembering The Life & Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Juanita Abernathy; Presi...

Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the passing of civil rights leader Juanita Abernathy at the age of 88. Mrs. Abernathy is known for her work writing the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, among other important work in the civil rights movement. She was also the widow of the Reverend Dr. Ralph Abernathy, and worked with him and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. to advocate for voting rights. Dr. Maurice Hobson, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Historian at Georgia State University discusses Mrs. Abernathy's important contributions to the civil rights movement. 08:03: Ten candidates shared a stage last night in Houston for the third democratic presidential debate. Political analyst Fred Hicks joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss the night's biggest takeaways. 25:59: Smart City Expo Atlanta is a three-day conference at the Georgia World Congress Center that aims to focus on issues surrounding technology, equity, and "smart urban solutions." Yesterday, Rose Scott moderate a conversation called the "Power of Public and Private Partnerships" with William H. Rogers, Jr., Chairman & CEO at SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Derek Schiller, President and CEO of the Atlanta Braves. Today, we hear that conversation, which was taped in front of a live audience. 39:55: This season of Closer Look's Summer Indie Music has ended. We look back at some of the conversations and live, in-studio performances from this year's artists and bands. Singer-songwriter Adam Klein, on acoustic guitar and vocals (right), Bret Hartley, on electric guitar (left), and Phil Skipper, upright bass, join "Closer Look" for a live, in-studio performance as part of the program's Summer Indie Music series. CREDIT GRACE WALKER / WABE Atlanta-based artist Chelsea Shag and drummer Che join Closer Look in studio to kick off the program's Summer Indie Music series. CREDIT GRACE WALKER / WABE Twenty-three-year-old blues musician Cody Matlock joined "Closer Look" in studio for the 2019 Summer Indie Music series. CREDIT GRACE WALKER / WABE Classically-trained percussionist Emrah Kotan (middle) joined "Closer Look" in studio for the program's Summer Indie Music series alongside fellow musicians (L to R) Gary Motley, on keyboard, Marla Feeney, on violin and clarinet, Ramon Pooser, on upright bass, and Ali Barr, on trumpet. Closer Look's Summer Indie Music series continues with the self-described "salty girl pop" band, Chick Wallace. Pictured here: Lead guitarist Tim Sherrill, Melanie Paulos, vocals and rhythm guitar, drummer Ryan York, and bass player Jason Murray, filling in for the group's regular bass player Glick. CREDIT GRACE WALKER / WABE Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. The post Closer Look: Remembering The Life & Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Juanita Abernathy; Presidential Debate Recap; Smart City Expo Atlanta; Summer Indie Music Series Finale appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: Remembering The Life & Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Juanita Abernathy; Presi...

Closer Look: "Redeveloping Atlanta" Series – Part 2

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 0:00: Quarry Yards is a 70-acre mixed-use development currently being built on Atlanta's West Side. The project is expected to include the city's largest park, as well as a 177-unit quality workforce and affordable housing community. "Closer Look" recently visited the property to hear the vision of the developers, Joel Bowman and Mark Teixeira of Urban Creek Partners, and to receive a tour of the grounds. Joel Bowman and Mark Teixeira of Urban Creek Partners share their vision for the Quarry Yards development and give "Closer Look" a tour of the grounds. (Photo credit: Grace Walker) 25:11: "Closer Look" continues the two-day series, "Developing Atlanta," with a conversation about the progress of the Memorial Drive Revitalization Corridor Plan. Dekalb County District 4 Commissioner recently joined "Closer Look" in studio to discuss his goal "to enhance the long-term economic viability" of the Corridor. DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw is leading an initiative to revitalize the Memorial Drive Corridor. (Photo credit: Grace Walker) 42:55: The College Park City Council unanimously approved a plan late August to transform a 320-acre plot of land into an 'airport city.' Artie Jones III, economic development director of the City of College Park, and Bill De. St. Aubin, CEO of the Sizemore Group architecture firm, recently joined "Closer Look" in studio to share more details from the development's master plan. The City of College Park has plans to develop a 320-acre development called the 'Airport City.' (Photo courtesy of the City of College Park) Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. Editor's Note: These segments have been edited from the original broadcast for time. The post Closer Look: "Redeveloping Atlanta" Series – Part 2 appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: Series On "Redeveloping Atlanta" – West Side

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with an overview of observances taking place today in remembrance of those killed 18 years ago in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. 2:22: Today, "Closer Look" kicks off a two-part series, "Redeveloping Atlanta." We begin at the Mall West End, which has been a staple in the historic West End community for years. The Closer Look team visited the Mall to hear from developers Ryan Gravel and Donray Von, who have proposed a multimillion-dollar plan to redevelop the area with restaurants, storefronts and office space. Gravel, who is also known as the visionary for the BeltLine project, and Von, an investor, say their goal is to develop the area responsibly and with the neighborhood in mind. Developers Ryan Gravel and Donray Von look out over the West Side community from the MET, a 1.1 million square foot brick historic warehouse. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler / WABE) 30:52: We continue today's program dedicated to development on the West Side with a trip to the MET. Just over a year ago the West End property was purchased by the development firm Carter. "Closer Look" visited the development team behind the project and took a tour of the 1.1M – square foot project to meet some of its longtime and new tenants. We learn more from Carter's Executive Vice President David Nelson and Director Adam Parker. The MET is a 1.1M- square foot project on the Westside featuring local makers, artists and businesses. (Photo Courtesy of Carter) Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. Editor's Note: These segments have been edited from the original broadcast for time. The post Closer Look: Series On "Redeveloping Atlanta" – West Side appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: APS Supt. Dr Meria Carstarphen Talks School Board's Decision Not To Extend He...

Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott": 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on former democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff's announcement that he's challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020. Ossoff is one of five Democrats vying for the seat. In other news, a truck carrying hazardous materials overturned on a Dawson County Highway this morning, resulting in hours of road closures. 3:35: Monday the Atlanta Board of Education voted not to extend the contract of current APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Dr. Carstarphen joins "Closer Look" in the studio to discuss the board's decision and her top priorities for the remainder of the school year. 42:51: A local nonprofit called Kids Boost aims to encourage kids and teenagers from age eight-years-old to eighteen to give back and help others. Founder and executive director of Kids Boost, Kristen Witzel explains the organization's mission. Founder and executive director of Kids Boost, Kristen Witzel joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss the organization's mission. (Photo credit: Grace Walker) Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer. The post Closer Look: APS Supt. Dr Meria Carstarphen Talks School Board's Decision Not To Extend Her Contract; The Mission of Kids Boost appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Closer Look: APS Supt. Dr Meria Carstarphen Talks School Board's Decision Not To Extend He...

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