"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.
New Oglethorpe University President makes history; New book focuses on Mollie Moon’s fundraising for civil rights movement
Dr. Kathryn McClymond was recently named the 18th president of Oglethorpe University, making her the first woman to lead the liberal arts college in Brookhaven. She talks with Rose about her new role and her top priorities, including assisting first-year college students through a DEI program.
Plus, Tanisha C. Ford, a historian, author and professor of history at The Graduate Center at City University of New York, talks with Rose about her new book, "Our Secret Society." The book profiles Mollie Moon and others who organized fundraising events for the civil rights movement.
Rosalynn Carter honored at memorial service; Report reveals imbalance of diverse representation; Challenges of pandemic on medical industry chronicled in new memoir
Dignitaries, including current and former presidents and first ladies, gathered for a final tribute to former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church hosted the memorial on the campus of Emory University. It’s among the many memorial services being held over a three-day period. WABE politics reporter Sam Gringlas reports on the latest.
Plus, the Brennan Center for Justice held a press conference today to discuss a new report that reveals severe underrepresentation of Asian, Black, and Latino Georgians on county commissions and school boards. Rose shares their findings.
Lastly, Dr. Dhaval Desai, an internal medicine/pediatrics specialist in inpatient medicine and the director of hospital medicine at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, discusses his new memoir, “Burning Out on the COVID Front Lines."
Combatting poverty through early childhood resources; The pros and cons of artificial intelligence in the retail industry
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) is a local nonprofit leading a collaborative effort to foster quality early learning and healthy development for children from birth to five-years-old. Stephanie Blank, the board chair for GEEARS, and Mindy Binderman, the executive director for GEEARS, discuss the work of their organization, the state of early childhood education in Georgia and possible solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of the state’s children.
Plus, Georgia State marketing professor Denish Shah is an expert on the impact of digital technologies on consumer behavior and marketing. He talks with Rose about the evolution of AI and virtualization and how the technologies can be used to influence the retail space.
‘Closer Look’ guests reflect on the life and legacy of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
People across Georgia and all around the world are mourning the passing of former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Mrs. Carter, who was married to former President Jimmy Carter for 77 years, died on Sunday at 96. For Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” show host Rose Scott talked with several guests about Mrs. Carter’s life, legacy and global humanitarian work. Guest include:
Dr. Eve Byrd, the director of the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program
Atlanta City Council President Doug Shipman,
Cynthia Wainscott, a former member of the National Council on Disability
Georgia House of Representative Mary Margaret Oliver, who represents House District 82
Dr. Kortni Alston Lemon, a happiness scholar and the chair of the Department of Communication, Art, and Design at Gardner-Webb University, who serves on the United States Advisory Board for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
WABE politics reporter Rahul Bali
Noni Battiste-Kosoko’s family seeks answers about her death in jail; New music from André 3000
Noni Battiste-Kosoko spent 53 days in jail at the Atlanta City Detention Center for not showing up to court on a misdemeanor charge. On July 11th, she was reportedly found unresponsive in her cell – six days after her 19th birthday. Shashu Battiste, Noni’s mother, and Sho Watson, the family’s attorney, talk with Rose Scott about what they’ve been told about Noni’s death and the answers they are still seeking from authorities.
Plus, André 3000 just released his first solo album, and his latest release in nearly two decades. Rodney Carmichael, NPR Music's hip-hop staff writer, talks with Rose about the Atlanta legend’s new album, ‘New Blue Sun’ and his recent conversation with André.
Georgia Football Legend Quincy Carter discusses his career; How Special Olympics is working to make schools more inclusive for students with intellectual disabilities
Quincy Carter, a former NFL quarterback, was recently inducted into the Georgia High School Hall of Fame. He now serves as the president of The Quincy Carter Foundation and the position coach at Southwest DeKalb High. Carter talks with Rose about his career, struggles with an addiction and how he’s using his life lessons to inspire the next generation of athletes.
Plus, Timothy Shriver, a disability rights advocate and the chairman of Special Olympics, explains how his organization is working to make sure schools in Georgia and across the world are more inclusive, and that they have the infrastructure, resources and tools to support students with intellectual disabilities
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I've lived away from Atlanta for a long time but Dekalb Co will always be home. Rose brings up the tough topics but shares just as many stories about awesome progress. Excellent reporting and storytelling.
Rose Scott is a Atlanta treasure
Rose Scott is one of the few reporters that ranks with Gwen Ifill for Atlanta Metro news. Honest and fair reporting on all subjects even the racial injustices to brown people swept under the rug from the 1900 forward. Happy Bday 12-5-202 with retired weatherman Glen Burns
I can’t understand how Rose Scott is still interviewing people. Her questions are basic at best, she holds odd, strong opinions and often treats her guests awkwardly. Nearly every interview she gives will inevetably result in her response to an answer being “Really?!” and you can feel the guest not knowing how to react. Compared to other hosts, she feels like a C- journalism student. Far and away my least favorite public radio personality.