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Closer Look: BeltLine Homes; World Press Freedom Day; And More

May 3, 2017

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

  • 0:00: On World Press Freedom Day, NPR Senior Vice President of News Michael Oreskes, Brandon Benavides, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Christina Maxouris, editor-in-chief of Georgia State’s The Signal, look at what threatens the freedom of the press in the U.S.;
  • 22:57: Candace Wheeler and Rose Scott visit 10th Street and Juniper Street, a housing development for the aging and disabled that’s currently under renovation, as part of ''Closer Look's" series on affordable housing;
  • 34:42: Former U.S. Marine Mansoor Shams, who received national news coverage for going in public with a sign inviting questions about Islam, talks about what people ask him, and what they don't understand, about being a Muslim American;
  • 44:59: Researcher Dan Immergluck discusses a study he co-authored this year that looked at home price trends near the BeltLine from 2011 to 2015.

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