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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.

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    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

"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.

    Buckhead City Committee Pushes For Community To Be A City; New Federal Holiday: Juneteenth

    Buckhead City Committee Pushes For Community To Be A City; New Federal Holiday: Juneteenth

    Bill White, the CEO and chair of the Buckhead City Committee, shares his thoughts on the push for lawmakers to pass legislation next year that would allow Buckhead residents to vote on the community becoming a new city.

    Plus, Tiffany A. Player, an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, talks about the history of Juneteenth and the importance of it now being recognized as a federal holiday.

    • 51 min
    GSU’s CREATE Teacher Residency Program Aims To Create Equitable Schools

    GSU’s CREATE Teacher Residency Program Aims To Create Equitable Schools

    Dr. Stephanie Behm Cross, the principle investigator for Georgia State’s CREATE Teacher Residency Program, and Alexandra James, a recent graduate of Georgia State University's Middle- Level Education program, and a rising second-year resident in CREATE, discuss how the program equips educators with resources, emotional and instructional support to create equitable schools.

    • 51 min
    Local Educators Discuss Critical Race Theory; Dunwoody Nonprofit Celebrates & Supports Fathers

    Local Educators Discuss Critical Race Theory; Dunwoody Nonprofit Celebrates & Supports Fathers

    Plus, just in time for Father’s Day, Lawrence Wilbon, discusses fathering amid pandemic and the mission of Dunwoody-based nonprofit Father’s Incorporated.

    • 49 min
    VA Urging Veterans To Get Vaccinated Amid Pandemic; Dunwoody Adopts Updated Sustainability Plan

    VA Urging Veterans To Get Vaccinated Amid Pandemic; Dunwoody Adopts Updated Sustainability Plan

    Plus, Dunwoody’s Sustainability Committee Chair Nathan Sparks discusses the city's sustainability plan.

    • 50 min
    Human Resource Expert Discusses Returning To Work Amid Pandemic

    Human Resource Expert Discusses Returning To Work Amid Pandemic

    Julie Weith-Smith, the founder, president and lead consultant of Custom Human Resource Solutions (CHRS), joins “Closer Look” to discuss returning to work amid the pandemic.

    • 27 min
    New Program Aims To Diversify Sneaker Retail Industry; Former Atlanta Mayor Files Paperwork To Run Again

    New Program Aims To Diversify Sneaker Retail Industry; Former Atlanta Mayor Files Paperwork To Run Again

    Plus, Kevin Mitcham, the co-owner of Mitcham Farm, discusses the pandemics’ influence on berry production and sales. Lastly, political strategist Fred Hicks discusses former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's latest move to file paperwork to join the race to become mayor of Atlanta again and the potential challenges the other five candidates could now face on the campaign trail.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

kunlaou ,

Relevant, Reflective, Resonant

Heard Rose when she was a guest on a national NPR roundtable on On POINT. So enamored by her unique combination of warmth and introspection, empathy and critique that not only an I a happy subscriber, I’ve also been enjoying past episodes.

An easy reliable favorite.

chuck.e.cheese ,

ROSE SCOTT: THE GOAT OF LOCAL RADIO

ATLANTA doesn’t deserve Rose Scott, but we graciously accept the present of her presence on WABE with pride and gratitude.
Community-focused programming at this “quantum level” of civilization, the HUMANITY of a CITY’s NEIGHBORHOODS? Rose Scott rules.

1L1M1C ,

Thanks!

I find Rose Scott to be at the top of the list of trustworthy voices in Atlanta media. I’m happy that there’s this podcast for when I miss the radio program.

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