Closer Look: Local Resident Saves 100-Year-Old Oak Tree; Latino USA; and More | WABE 90.1 FM

Closer Look: Local Resident Saves 100-Year-Old Oak Tree; Latino USA; and More

Jul 12, 2017

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the Senate committee hearing of former Atlanta federal prosecutor, Christopher Wray. Wray is the is the Trump administration's pick to succeed James Comey as FBI director. 
  • 6:44: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has a plan to improve the state's lowest-performing schools by hiring a chief turn around director. It falls under a new law called, The First Priority Act. The Atlanta Public Schools just completes year one of its own initiatives. Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen joins us for a review.
  • 25:00: We find out more about the Latino USA Southeast, a road trip, which includes a stop in Atlanta, as part of our week-long series looking at politics, economics and culture of Georgia's Latino community with Maria Hinojosa, president and founder of the Futuro Media Group and Host of "In the Thick" and NPR’s "Latino USA."
  • 48:30: Last year Jennifer Firestone, was sitting in a 100-year-old  oak tree, because the tree was marked for removal by Georgia Power. Firestone and her wife, Lou Benson, stop by to talk about their efforts, which resulted in the tree being saved. 

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