Closer Look: Minor Granted Asylum In Atlanta; Women In STEM; And More | WABE 90.1 FM

Closer Look: Minor Granted Asylum In Atlanta; Women In STEM; And More

Aug 14, 2017

Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, which spurred protests here in Atlanta. We hear what members of Georgia’s congressional delegation had to say.
  • 2:08: We speak to a minor from Guatemala who got asylum in Atlanta after escaping violent gangs in his home country. The successful asylum case was the result of a partnership between attorney Buck Dixon from Troutman Sanders and a legal nonprofit called Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). The minor, his attorney and KIND's Christina Iturralde Thomas joined us in studio to tell us more about the child’s journey.
  • 20:31: A Google engineer published a memo that claimed that the gender gap in STEM careers is caused by biological differences between women and men. His memo went viral and, as a result of his statements, he was fired. Sandy Welfare, executive director of Women in Technology and Stephanie Espy, chemical engineer and author of "STEM Gems" join us in studio as we discuss if biology is a factor in gender disparities in STEM fields.
  • 40:34: Georgia’s agricultural economy relies heavily on migrant farm workers. These migrant workers are at high risk for health issues and face barriers to healthcare. We spoke with Emory nursing professor Judy Wold, who runs a two-week health care program in Ellenton, Georgia, to help alleviate these challenges for farm workers.

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