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Closer Look: Georgia Officials Talk Preparations For Hurricane Irma

Sep 8, 2017

Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

  • 0:00: Rose Scott, and WABE Morning Edition host, Denis O'Hayer, give a news brief on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s executive orders in preparation for Hurricane Irma.
  • 9:28: In response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Atlanta city council has passed a resolution that would protect the rights of immigrants. Council member Kwanza Hall introduced the resolution, and tells us more. Azadeh Shahshahani, legal advocacy director of Project South, a social justice and human rights organization, also joins the conversation to explain why she’s in support of the resolution.
  • 24:33: University of Georgia researchers have come up with brain glue to treat patient with brain injuries. We speak to lead researcher, Dr. Lohitash Karumbaiah, professor at UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center.
  • 44:52: Closer Look’s Hurricane Irma coverage continues with reporter Quincy Walters from ​NPR member station WGCU of Florida Gulf Coast University. Walter's talks about how Florida is preparing for the hurricane, which is expected to make landfall this weeked in Florida. 

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