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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Closer Look with Rose Scott

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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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Transportation Commissioner Talks Plan For E-Scooters Return To Atlanta

Plus, we'll hear how the Atlanta-based family business, Bronner Bros., switched from producing hair products to hand sanitizer, and how the annual Bronner Bros. hair show will be different this year. The post Transportation Commissioner Talks Plan For E-Scooters Return To Atlanta appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Atlanta Motor Speedway To Host State's First Professional Sporting Event Since The Pandemic

Plus, Shannon Smith, the owner and founder of SoulShine, discusses her decision to re-open her two childcare centers. The post Atlanta Motor Speedway To Host State's First Professional Sporting Event Since The Pandemic appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Atlanta Motor Speedway To Host State's First Professional Sporting Event Since The Pandemic

Georgia Couple Shares Their Journey Through The Adoption Process During The Pandemic

Sanjay Satagopan and Kelly Balcarczyk share what it was like adopting their baby during the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of Diane Hood, the International and Domestic Adoption Program Coordinator for Families First. Plus, Matthew Hurd, executive director of the non-profit Open Doors discusses a new initiative aimed to help Atlanta residents seeking housing. The post Georgia Couple Shares Their Journey Through The Adoption Process During The Pandemic appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Georgia Couple Shares Their Journey Through The Adoption Process During The Pandemic

Zoo Atlanta Re-Opens With News Safety Guidelines In Place

Plus, how MARTA, the airport, the city of Atlanta and a non-profit are coming together to help those seeking shelter inside Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. And, the story of an Atlanta man who survived COVID-19 and donated his plasma in hopes of helping others. The post Zoo Atlanta Re-Opens With News Safety Guidelines In Place appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Latino Community Leaders In Gainesville Come Together To Address COVID-19

Norma Hernandez, the leader of a local task force working to address the spread of COVID-19 in Gainesville's Latino community, Northeast Georgia Health System clinician Dr. Antonio Rios and Vanesa Sarazua, Founder and Executive Director of the Gainesville-based Hispanic Alliance of Georgia, discuss their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their community. Also, at 16-years-old David Gaines is the youngest graduate in Georgia State University Perimeter College's Class of 2020. He shares his story. And finally, how the nonprofit Soccer In The Streets is supporting the organization's youth soccer players during the pandemic. The post Latino Community Leaders In Gainesville Come Together To Address COVID-19 appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Latino Community Leaders In Gainesville Come Together To Address COVID-19

Attorneys Say A Third Man Should Be Arrested For Involvement In Arbery's Shooting Death

National civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers representing Ahmaud Arbery's family, provides an update on the case. Plus, Becky Monroe, Fighting Hate and Bias Program Director of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, shares why a collective of organizations is asking the United State Department of Justice to pursue federal hate crime charges in the Arbery murder case. And, finally, in other news, Lynette Bell, president of the Truist Foundation, discusses the bank's COVID-19 relief efforts. The post Attorneys Say A Third Man Should Be Arrested For Involvement In Arbery's Shooting Death appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Attorneys Say A Third Man Should Be Arrested For Involvement In Arbery's Shooting Death

Fulton Elections Director Expresses Concerns Surrounding In-Person Voting

Fulton County Board of Elections Director Richard Barron addresses concerns surrounding the safety of poll workers and long wait times at polling locations, and other issues as Georgia begins in-person early voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, Atlanta City Councilmember Antonio Brown discuss the council's new 60-day plan to support those seeking shelter at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Fulton Elections Director Expresses Concerns Surrounding In-Person Voting appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Fulton Elections Director Expresses Concerns Surrounding In-Person Voting

Morehouse School of Medicine President Reflects On Virtual Graduation During The Pandemic

Morehouse School of Medicine President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery-Rice talks about making the decision to hold this year's commencement ceremony online and how the institution plans to phase-in on-site instruction. The post Morehouse School of Medicine President Reflects On Virtual Graduation During The Pandemic appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Morehouse School of Medicine President Reflects On Virtual Graduation During The Pandemic

Northside Hospital Tests Convalescent Plasma Donation As A New Potential Treatment For COVID-19

Domenico Piccininni, an Atlanta resident and COVID-19 survivor shares his journey to recovery. Then, Dr. Kent Holland, medical director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital, shares how Mr. Piccininni's plasma could help other COVID-19 patients. Plus, Morehouse School of Medicine graduates will attend commencement online this weekend. Today, we hear a preview of Monday's conversation with Morehouse School of Medicine President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice. Also, we hear an update on this week's coronavirus-related news from Sam Whitehead, WABE health reporter and host of the podcast, "Did You Wash Your Hands?" The post Northside Hospital Tests Convalescent Plasma Donation As A New Potential Treatment For COVID-19 appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

Northside Hospital Tests Convalescent Plasma Donation As A New Potential Treatment For COVID-19

Goodwill of North Georgia CEO Explains Decision To Re-Open Stores

Goodwill of North Georgia President and CEO Keith Parker shares how the non-profit plans to protect staff and customers as stores and donation centers re-open. Plus, another round of funding is coming from Congress, but will minority owned small businesses fare better this time than last? Yasmin Farahi, senior policy counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending, discusses why her organization believes more transparency and guidance is needed for lenders to prioritize borrowers in underserved and rural markets The post Goodwill of North Georgia CEO Explains Decision To Re-Open Stores appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.

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