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

Commissioner Ted Terry on Cop City; Atlanta's Chief Operating Officer discusses her role; ...

Atlanta and DeKalb County officials announced plans to move forward with building a $90 million Atlanta Public Safety Training Center at the site of a former Georgia state prison farm. Super District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry, who represents constituents where the facility is expected to be built, is calling for more transparency. He talks with Rose about the path forward. Lisa Gordon talks about her role as the Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta and her top goals for 2023. Journalist Josie Duffy Rice discusses her new investigative podcast, "Unreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Commissioner Ted Terry on Cop City; Atlanta's Chief Operating Officer discusses her role; ...

Georgia House Minority Leader on Tyre Nichols' death; Goldie Taylor discusses new memoir

House Minority Leader James Beverly discusses several topics, including the House and Senate Democrats' policy agenda for healthcare, affordable housing, education, public safety, and workforce development. Beveverly also discusses what he's calling on the Georgia House of Representatives to do in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death. Plus, veteran journalist and human rights activist Goldie Taylor discusses her latest book, "The Love You Save: A Memoir" and her recent op-ed in response to the police killing of Tyre Nichols. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Georgia House Minority Leader on Tyre Nichols' death; Goldie Taylor discusses new memoir

New ordinance requires some DeKalb County businesses to install a video surveillance syste...

WABE politics reporter Rahul Bali discusses the latest from the capitol as the legislative session continues. Plus, DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson discusses the Video Surveillance Ordinance. Lastly, Atlanta University Center Consortium Executive Director Michael Hodge and Dr. Stephane Dunn, a writer, filmmaker,and Morehouse professor, discuss the Spike Fellows Program. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

New ordinance requires some DeKalb County businesses to install a video surveillance syste...

Georgia Secretary of State explains why he wants to end runoff elections; Women of Welcome...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger returns to "Closer Look" to discuss his top priorities for 2023 and his recent calls to end runoff elections in Georgia. Sarah Quezada is an author, speaker, and advocate who oversees community engagement for Women of Welcome. She talks with Rose about the situation unfolding at the southern border and the work that her organization is doing to help. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Georgia Secretary of State explains why he wants to end runoff elections; Women of Welcome...

East Point Mayor discusses top priorities; Moms Demand Action continues fight to end gun violence

East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham discusses her top priorities for 2023 and provides updates about affordable housing, economic development and public safety. Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action and Laura Judge, elections lead for Georgia Moms Demand Action, talk with Rose about the ongoing fight to end gun violence and reform gun laws amid rising mass shootings and child death. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

East Point Mayor discusses top priorities; Moms Demand Action continues fight to end gun violence

Georgia Log Cabin leaders discuss legislative priorities; DeKalb County DA recuses herself

Sergio Mendez and Coleman Williamson with the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans, discuss their organization's top legislative priorities for 2023. Plus, Former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore discusses several pending legal cases, including DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston's decision to recuse herself from reviewing the investigation of the officer-involved shooting that took place at the proposed site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Georgia Log Cabin leaders discuss legislative priorities; DeKalb County DA recuses herself

Georgia Equality continues to push for equality during the 2023 legislative session; Local...

Jeff Graham, the executive director of Georgia Equality, discusses proposed legislation that could negatively impact the LGBTQ+ community if passed this legislative session. Dr. Priscilla Hall a nurse midwife and assistant professor, talks with Rose about the mistreatment some women experience during pregnancy and labor and a recent viral TikTok video that shows a local group of labor nurses (who have since been terminated) mocking expectant mothers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Georgia Equality continues to push for equality during the 2023 legislative session; Local...

Judge deciding whether a grand jury report into the 2020 election will be made public; Loc...

A judge is hearing arguments on whether to publicly release a special grand jury report detailing former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. WABE politics reporter Rahul Bali discusses the latest from the courtroom. Nathaniel Smith, founder and chief equity officer for Partnership for Southern Equity, discusses the organization's top priorities for 2023. Jerry Kane, a professor of Management Information Science at UGA and an expert on tech-spurred transitions in the workplace, discusses Georgia's growth as a tech hub and how the recent wave of tech layoffs will impact the state. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Judge deciding whether a grand jury report into the 2020 election will be made public; Loc...

The legislative session continues as pro-life supporters rally outside the capitol; Ashley...

WABE politics reporters Rahul Bali and Sam Gringlas discuss the latest from the legislative session continues and as rallies take place outside of the Georgia capitol as what would've been the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade nears. Former U.S. Attorney Michael J Moore discusses Ashely Diamond's decision not to move forward with challenging the Georgia Department of Corrections over transgender policies and several other pending legal cases. Lastly, Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr., a former NASA administrator and astronaut, discusses a $65 million gift for The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The legislative session continues as pro-life supporters rally outside the capitol; Ashley...

GBI investigating deadly officer-involved shooting; ARC seeking public feedback about TDMP...

WABE's criminal justice reporter Chamian Cruz and WABE reporter Emily Wu discuss a deadly officer-involved shooting near a proposed site for Atlanta's new public safety training facility, also known as Cop City. Roz Tucker, the managing director of Mobility Services Atlanta Regional Commission, the regional Transportation Demand Management Plan, "Mobility Connections: A Plan for Expanding Opportunity," and how the public can provide feedback about their commuter needs. Dr. Roslyn Pope, a civil and human rights activist and educator, has died. Pope made history in 1960 when, as a student at Spelman College, she wrote "An Appeal for Human Rights." In honor of her life, we revisit a conversation that Rose had with Pope a few years ago. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

GBI investigating deadly officer-involved shooting; ARC seeking public feedback about TDMP...