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

Neuropsychologist Discusses COVID Brain Fog & New Study; Airbnb Prepares For Summer Travel...

Dr. Faith Gunning, a psychologist and the vice-chair of Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, joins "Closer Look" to discuss why some people experience brain fog after recovering from COVID-19 and a new study she's conducting to see if a prescription video game could be an effective form of treatment. Plus, Ben Breit, a public affairs representative at Airbnb, discusses Summer of Responsible Travel, an 8-point plan to help hosts and guests stay safe amid the pandemic as travel returns and the demand for short-term home rentals increase during the summer. Lastly, Rose talks with Clayton State University student André Lagoueyte to kick off this year's "Road To Graduation" series.

Neuropsychologist Discusses COVID Brain Fog & New Study; Airbnb Prepares For Summer Travel...

Massive Job Fair To Be Held In Tucker; Fulton County Library System Partly Reopens; New Re...

Tucker city leaders say the area is experiencing an economic renaissance amid the pandemic. Emory Morsberger, the president of the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District, joins "Closer Look" to discusses a multi-agency initiative to attract more workers to Tucker, Georgia. Plus, Gayle Hunter Holloman, of the Fulton County Library System, discusses the re-opening of Fulton County libraries. Lastly, Curt Harris, the director of the Institute for Disaster Management in the University of Georgia's College of Public Health, discusses a new research paper that reveals that people with intellectual disabilities may face discrimination when seeking COVID-19 treatment due to unconscious biases in the health care system.

Massive Job Fair To Be Held In Tucker; Fulton County Library System Partly Reopens; New Re...

NPU-V community Discusses The Reinstatement Of Officer Garrett Rolfe; Fulton County Librar...

DeMicha Luster, NPU-V community leader, joins "Closer Look' to discuss the Atlanta Civil Service Board's ruling to reinstate Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last summer. Plus, Gayle Hunter Holloman, the executive director for the Fulton County Library System, discusses the re-opening of Fulton County libraries. Lastly, educators Chris Wyczalkowski, Deidre Oakley discuss Georgia State University's Urban Studies Institute creation of micro-mobility lab to study micro-scale transportation.

NPU-V community Discusses The Reinstatement Of Officer Garrett Rolfe; Fulton County Librar...

Atlanta Civil Service Board Reverses Former APD Officer's Termination; Smyrna Lifts Mask R...

The Atlanta Civil Service Board ruled that Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last summer, was wrongfully terminated. Criminal Defense Attorney and WABE Legal Analyst Page Pate joins "Closer Look" to discuss the board's decision to reverse Rolfe's termination. Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton talks with show host Rose Scott about why he lifted mask restrictions and the city's ongoing response to combat COVID-19. Plus, State Representative Bee Nguyen, who represents District 89, shares why she's jumping in the race to be Georgia's next secretary of state. Lastly, Rose talks with Clayton State University student André Lagoueyte to kick off this year's "Road To Graduation" series.

Atlanta Civil Service Board Reverses Former APD Officer's Termination; Smyrna Lifts Mask R...

Governor Kemp Eases More COVID Restrictions; Airbnb Gears Up for Summer Travel Amid Pandem...

WABE health reporter and host of the podcast "Did You Wash Your Hands?" Sam Whitehead joins "Closer Look" to discuss the latest coronavirus-related news, including Georgia's current vaccination efforts and Governor Kemp's latest move to ease COVID-19 restrictions. Plus, Ben Breit, a public affairs representative at Airbnb, discusses Summer of Responsible Travel, an 8-point plan to help hosts and guests stay safe amid the pandemic as travel returns and the demand for short-term home rentals increase during the summer. Plus local high school students Jatong Su, Paul Philip, Bedansh Pandey and Benson Zhan recently launched Ingenify amid the pandemic. The students share how the free online tutoring platform works and the feedback they've received so far from student users

Governor Kemp Eases More COVID Restrictions; Airbnb Gears Up for Summer Travel Amid Pandem...

New Report Reveals Nationwide Diversity Gaps On State Supreme Courts; N.O.B.L.E. President...

In 2019, the Brennan Center for Justice released the State Supreme Court Diversity. The report outlined racial, ethnic and gender disparities on state high courts across the United States. Georgia State Law professor Tanya Washington, Jonathan Rapping and Ilham Askia, of Gideon's Promise, join "Closer Look." They talk with show host Rose about what an updated report reveals about the state of diversity as it relates to state supreme courts. Plus, Lynda Williams, the president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (N.O.B.L.E.), discusses several topics, including a recent virtual conversation centered around policing in Black communities, Derek Chauvin's murder trial and police reform. Lastly, Bala Ganesh, the vice president of engineering at UPS shares details about his company's recent purchase of ten electric airplanes from Beta Technologies.

New Report Reveals Nationwide Diversity Gaps On State Supreme Courts; N.O.B.L.E. President...

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Proposes Bill That Aims To Restore Communities Disrupted By ...

Congresswoman Nikema Williams, who represents Georgia's 5th Congressional District, joins "Closer Look" to discuss a new proposed bill that aims to restore neighborhoods damaged by highway construction projects in the 1950s. Plus,Bala Ganesh, the vice president of engineering at UPS, discusses his company's recent purchase of ten electric airplanes from Beta Technologies.

Congresswoman Nikema Williams Proposes Bill That Aims To Restore Communities Disrupted By ...

Executive Director Of The Atlanta Regional Commission Plans To Retire; Airbnb Announces Ne...

Doug Hooker, the executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission, recently announced that he's retiring in March of 2022. Hooker joins "Closer Look" to discuss Atlanta's changing economic infrastructure, his career and what lies ahead for him and the commission. Plus, Ben Breit, a public affairs representative at Airbnb, discusses Summer of Responsible Travel, an 8-point plan to help hosts and guests stay safe amid the pandemic as travel returns and the demand for short-term home rentals increase during the summer.

Executive Director Of The Atlanta Regional Commission Plans To Retire; Airbnb Announces Ne...

CEO Of Georgia Restaurant Association Discusses The State Of The Restaurant Industry Amid ...

A few weeks ago, Governor Brian Kemp eased COVID restrictions and declared that the state is now open for business. But many small business owners still have a lot of questions. Karen Bremer, the president and CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association, discusses what restaurant owners are now doing to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Plus, Jenny Levison, the founder of the Atlanta-based café and food truck Souper Jenny, is back traveling across the country for "The Kindness Tour." She reflects on last year's tour and shares details about what she hopes to accomplish this year.

CEO Of Georgia Restaurant Association Discusses The State Of The Restaurant Industry Amid ...

Gwinnett County Police Citizens Advisory Created Bring Community & Police Together; Electr...

Earlier this year, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted yes for the creation of the county's first-ever police citizens advisory board. Gwinnett County Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson and Sean Goldstein, the chairman of the Gwinnett County Police Citizens Advisory Board, join "Closer Look" to discuss the mission of the board and its top goals moving forward. Plus, micro-mobility giant, Spin recently relaunched its Everyday Heroes program. Shannon Dulaney, Spin's head of the Head of Community Partnerships for the U.S., discusses how the program will help essential medical workers with their transportation needs during the ongoing health crisis.

Gwinnett County Police Citizens Advisory Created Bring Community & Police Together; Electr...

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