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Closer Look: Ga. Rural Hospitals; Plant Vogtle; And More

May 11, 2017

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

  • 0:00: Jim Burress and Rose Scott give a news brief on Andrew McCabe, who was named acting FBI director after James Comey was fired, and others appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee;
  • 2:15: Robert Sellers, CEO of Optim Primary Care's Jenkins and Screven facilities, talks about the challenges facing rural hospitals in Georgia. Optim Health System announced it will be merging the services of its Jenkins Medical Center in Millen, Georgia into its Screven Medical Center, located in Sylvania;
  • 16:37: Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Joh​nson reacts to President Trump's firing of Comey;
  • 27:00: Glenn Carroll, Nuclear Watch South coordinator, talks about several groups of local residents protesting the Georgia Public Service Commission's hearings on Plant Vogtle;
  • 37:11: Ayanna Howard, founder of Zyrobtics and Georgia Tech professor, discusses how children with disabilities can benefit from techology and STEM field education. She has developed mobile-accessible technologies for children who suffer from disabilities like autism and cerebral palsy.

CORRECTION: This post has been corrected to show that groups are protesting the Georgia Public Service Commission's hearing on Plant Vogtle.