Closer Look with Rose Scott "Closer Look with Rose Scott" brings you the issues that impact where we live, how we interact, and how we can all thrive. It's not just about Atlanta; it's a program for Atlanta. Rose connects with community leaders, CEOs, policymakers, and people who don't often get a platform, and she brings you in on the conversation.
Closer Look with Rose Scott

Closer Look with Rose Scott

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"Closer Look with Rose Scott" brings you the issues that impact where we live, how we interact, and how we can all thrive. It's not just about Atlanta; it's a program for Atlanta. Rose connects with community leaders, CEOs, policymakers, and people who don't often get a platform, and she brings you in on the conversation.

Most Recent Episodes

New report sheds light on retail theft crackdown; Remembering Rico Wade and Faith Ringgold

Thea Sebastian, the executive director at The Futures Institute, and Hanna Love, a fellow at The Brookings Institution, discuss their report "Separating fact from fiction" in retail theft across the U.S." As retailers step up security measures and stricter antitheft laws take effect in states across the nation, their study claims shoplifting occurrences in major cities did not actually happen and circulating data on retail theft is unreliable and imprecise. They also share what they call "sensible ways" to address retail theft and empower local economies. Plus, we air WABE business reporter Marlon Hyde's feature from the "Young Business" series. The story spotlights a college student who created an online shipping platform that helps second-hand apparel businesses ship orders. Lastly, two legendary artists died over the weekend. We will remember Atlanta hip-hop producer Rico Wade of Organized Noize and Faith Ringgold, a children's book author and visual artist best known for her story quilts depicting African American experiences. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

New report sheds light on retail theft crackdown; Remembering Rico Wade and Faith Ringgold

New report sheds light on retail theft crackdown; Remembering Rico Wade and Faith Ringgold

Thea Sebastian, the executive director at The Futures Institute, and Hanna Love, a fellow at The Brookings Institution, discuss their report "Separating fact from fiction" in retail theft across the U.S." As retailers step up security measures and stricter antitheft laws take effect in states across the nation, their study claims shoplifting occurrences in major cities did not actually happen and circulating data on retail theft is unreliable and imprecise. They also share what they call "sensible ways" to address retail theft and empower local economies. Plus, we air WABE business reporter Marlon Hyde's feature from the "Young Business" series. The story spotlights a college student who created an online shipping platform that helps second-hand apparel businesses ship orders. Lastly, two legendary artists died over the weekend. We will remember Atlanta hip-hop producer Rico Wade of Organized Noize and Faith Ringgold, a children's book author and visual artist best known for her story quilts depicting African American experiences. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

New report sheds light on retail theft crackdown; Remembering Rico Wade and Faith Ringgold

How to protect yourself this pollen season; Atlanta DJs reflect on the cultural significan...

Georgia's allergy season officially stretches from early spring to late fall. However, according to Atlanta Allergy & Asthma's Pollen counter, pollen has started to spike as early as February this year. Emory School of Medicine Assistant Professor Pedro Lamothe discusses the severity of pollen season, the health risks and what Georgians can do to guard themselves for the rest of the season. Plus, we air WABE education reporter Juma Sei's feature from the "Young Business" series. The story spotlights how a young entrepreneur's passion for music led him to create a pop-up record shop. Lastly, on the morning of what will be the very last Face/Off at the current MJQ Concourse location, Rose talks with DJs Rasta Root and Jah Prince. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

How to protect yourself this pollen season; Atlanta DJs reflect on the cultural significan...

More than 700,000 Georgia households at risk of losing internet access if ACP program ends in April

A federal program that helps 1 in 6 Georgia households pay for high-speed internet could soon end. Applications for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) are now closed as President Biden urges Congress to pass funding to extend the subsidy program. Rashad Robinson, the president of Color Of Change, discusses how Georgians could be impacted if the program ends. Lastly, we will air WABE business reporter Marlon Hyde's feature from the "Young Business" series. The story spotlights a young business owner who sells 'stink-free' socks online. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

More than 700,000 Georgia households at risk of losing internet access if ACP program ends in April

Is "greedflation" keeping prices high for consumer goods?

A federal report suggests grocery stores are making huge profits off what's being called "greedflation," the economic idea that businesses kept prices high well after pandemic-era demands cooled off. Dean Baker, a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), discusses "greedflation" and the latest inflation report, which shows a 3.5% increase since March 2023. Plus, we air WABE Southside reporter DorMiya Vance's feature from the "Young Business" series. The story spotlights two Black women who opened an agriculture business that opened during the pandemic. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

New book explores how agencies are contributing to excessive punishment and mass incarceration

Lauren-Brooke a former prosecutor and the head of the criminal justice program at the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses the new book, "Excessive Punishment: How the Justice System Creates Mass Incarceration." The book contains essays from scholars, practitioners and activists— exploring why federal, state and local agencies are contributing to mass incarceration and preventing reform. Lastly, we air WABE reporter Julien Virgin's feature from the "Young Business" series. The story spotlights two local martial arts artists who founded the lifestyle clothing brand Certified Fighter. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

New book explores how agencies are contributing to excessive punishment and mass incarceration

Georgia-based astronomers describe what to expect during 2024 solar eclipse; 50 years late...

Crowds in Georgia and people across the U.S. are gearing up for the 2024 Great North American Eclipse. The eclipse's path of totality stretches across 13 states. Georgia is not included in the path of totality, but Atlanta is expected to experience the effects of a partial eclipse. Show host Rose Scott talks with Georgia-based astronomy experts Dr. Jim Sowell, a physicist and an astronomy expert who serves as the director of the campus observatory at Georgia Tech, and Mark Lancaster, an astronomy instructor at the Fernbank Science Center. The guests, who have both traveled to Texas to get a closer look at the moon shadowing the sun, discuss the significance of the universe in action. Lastly, Monday marks 50 years since Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715 home run. It's when the baseball giant broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. C.J. Stewart, an Atlanta native, a former Chicago Cubs outfielder, and the co-founder of LEAD Center, reflects on Arron's life and legacy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Georgia-based astronomers describe what to expect during 2024 solar eclipse; 50 years late...

56 years after assassination, MLK remembered for his efforts to inspire others to be moral leaders

It's been 56 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday's special edition of "Closer Look with Rose Scott" focused on the life and legacy of King, specifically his efforts to lead with courage and integrity to inspire others to be moral leaders. First, we Revisit Rose's conversation with Dr. King's attorney, Michael W. Cody. During the interview, Cody reflects on representing King in Memphis in 1968. Rose then talks with Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., an author theologian and Emory University's James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership. Dr. Franklin explains King's approach to moral leadership and his commitment to nonviolence and social change. He also connects Dr. King's 1967 speech, "What Is Your Blueprint," to moral leadership and how all people can use courage to fight for justice and equity. Lastly, we hear an archival piece from Dr. Bernice King. She reflects on losing her father. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

56 years after assassination, MLK remembered for his efforts to inspire others to be moral leaders

Multiple Ga. organizations on a mission to provide resources amid government collapse and ...

Today's special edition of "Closer Look with Rose Scott" focuses on the years-long crisis and government collapse happening in Haiti. It's estimated that at least 200 gangs are controlling large swathes of territory and municipalities, mostly in Port-au-Prince. Government officials have declared a state of emergency and issued a curfew. The accelerating crisis is cutting off food supplies, limiting access to healthcare and forcing people from their homes. We will hear from Ghislaine, an educator and founder of a school principal in Port-au-Prince. She talks about what life has been like in the city for the past three months. Rose also talks with several guests about what their respective organizations are doing to provide emergency resources amid the crisis and the urgent requests they have for U.S. government officials, Congress and United Nations leaders. Guests include: Alan Seelinger, the executive director of the Atlanta-based organization Light from Light Louis Wilkinson with Give To Haiti Wallis Etienne with International Women of H.O.P.E., a first-generation Haitian-American, a U.S. federal contracts administrator See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Multiple Ga. organizations on a mission to provide resources amid government collapse and ...

Georgia Power reaches a tentative agreement to expand fossil fuel infrastructure; Longtime...

Georgia Power and state regulators reached a tentative agreement last week to expand Georgia Power's fossil fuel infrastructure and increase the company's battery storage footprint. The agreement still needs approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). WABE climate reporter Emily Jones discusses her recent article that dives into the agreement and explains why some consumer and environmental advocates and customers have concerns. Jones also discusses why PSC elections won't be held this year and a lawsuit challenging the system the state uses to elect commissioners. INSERT: The Sandersville Railroad company has been working to acquire portions of land in the city of Sparta in Hancock County, through eminent domain to construct a 4.5-mile rail spur to serve a nearby quarry. A hearing officer with the Georgia Public Service Commission ruled in favor of the railroad company. We revisit Rose's conversation with Janet and Mark Smith and Ben Tarbutton, the president of Sandersville Railroad. Plus, New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell discusses her new book, "Everything I Learned about Racism I Learned in School." In the book, the longtime educator explores the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Georgia Power reaches a tentative agreement to expand fossil fuel infrastructure; Longtime...