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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Why Kids Are Falling Behind In Vaccines Amid Pandemic; Local Journalists Discuss News Stor...

Dr. Zsakeba Henderson, the senior vice president and deputy chief medical and health officer for March Of Dimes, leading the Office of Maternal and Child Health Impact, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has made the vaccine gap wider for children. Plus, Kristal Dixon, an award-winning journalist and co-author of the Axios Atlanta newsletter, and Dan Whisenhunt, the founder, publisher and editor of Decaturish.com, reflect on the top news stories that they covered in 2021. The post Why Kids Are Falling Behind In Vaccines Amid Pandemic; Local Journalists Discuss News Stories of 2021 appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

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Huge Development Project Coming To Downtown East Point; Gov. Kemp Supports Eliminating The...

East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham discusses a new $111 million development project coming to downtown East Point. Plus, Andy Miller, a veteran health care journalist and the interim southern bureau editor for Kaiser Health News, discusses why Gov. Brian Kemp is in support of doing away with the Affordable Healthcare Act's enrollment platform, Healthcare.gov, and what this could mean for Georgians. The post Huge Development Project Coming To Downtown East Point; Gov. Kemp Supports Eliminating The Affordable Healthcare Act's Website In Georgia appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

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Former Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson Dies At 76; CDC Director On Combating COVID-19 Pandemic...

People from across the nation are mourning the passing of former Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson. Rose talks with DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and longtime politics reporter and WABE host Denis O'Hayer about Isakson's career in public service and his ongoing legacy. Plus, Dr. Rochelle Paula Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, discusses several coronavirus-related topics, including leading the nation's top public health agency amid a global health crisis. Lastly, April Kuehnhoff, a staff attorney at National Consumer Law Center, discusses new changes to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that allows debt collectors to contact consumers on social media. The post Former Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson Dies At 76; CDC Director On Combating COVID-19 Pandemic; Debt Collectors Can Now Contact Consumers On Social Media appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

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Georgia Attorney Discusses 'Operation Blooming Onion'; Atlanta City Planning Seeks Bike Pa...

Soli Mercado-Spencer, a senior staff attorney for the Georgia Legal Services Program, discusses Operation Blooming Onion, a multi-year investigation into fraud, human smuggling and labor trafficking that took place at several farms across southern Georgia. National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 Georgia Legal Services Program: 1-800-537-7496, https://www.glsp.org/ Plus, Atlanta City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane discusses the Love Our Places program and efforts to establish creative bike parking options for Atlanta cyclists. The post Georgia Attorney Discusses 'Operation Blooming Onion'; Atlanta City Planning Seeks Bike Parking Ideas From Residents appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

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New Affordable Housing Units Coming To Atlanta BeltLine; 'The Stitch' Proposal Receives New Funding

Clyde Higgs, the president and CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine, discusses an affordable housing project that will establish more than 100 apartment units along the Atlanta BeltLine in Reynoldstown. Plus, Jennifer Ball, the vice president of the economic development and Planning at Central Atlanta Progress, discusses new funding that will be used toward 'The Stitch.' The post New Affordable Housing Units Coming To Atlanta BeltLine; 'The Stitch' Proposal Receives New Funding appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

New Affordable Housing Units Coming To Atlanta BeltLine; 'The Stitch' Proposal Receives New Funding

What The Omicron Variant Means For The COVID-19 Pandemic

Emory University infectious disease expert Dr. Carlos Del Rio shares what scientists know—and are still learning—about the latest variant of the coronavirus and what it could mean for the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in the months to come. The post What The Omicron Variant Means For The COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Local Residents Oppose Creating The City Of East Cobb

Mindy Seger, with the East Cobb Alliance, argues creating the new city of East Cobb will be bad for the community, creating a new level of government that won't be able to preserve the same level of services without higher costs to residents. The post Local Residents Oppose Creating The City Of East Cobb appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Invest Atlanta Working to Rehab & Build Affordable Housing In Atlanta

Dr. Eloisa Klementich, the president and CEO of Invest Atlanta, discusses a $72.6 million project that will allow Invest Atlanta to establish 600 new affordable housing units in several Atlanta neighborhoods. The post Invest Atlanta Working to Rehab & Build Affordable Housing In Atlanta appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

New Senior Residential Community Opens In Clarkston

John Corcoran, the president of the Housing Development Corporation, discusses the critical need for affordable housing options for seniors in Georgia and Starnes Senior Residences, the city of Clarkston's very first affordable housing community for seniors. The post New Senior Residential Community Opens In Clarkston appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Atlanta's Inflation Rate Sits Above National Average

Tom Smith, a professor in the practice of Finance at the Goizueta Business School, joins "Closer Look" to discuss the many factors that have contributed to rising prices in Atlanta and what's to be expected in the new year. The post Atlanta's Inflation Rate Sits Above National Average appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.