Closer Look: Travel Ban; 'Historically Black'; And More | WABE 90.1 FM

Closer Look: Travel Ban; 'Historically Black'; And More

Feb 8, 2017

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

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress give a news brief on construction company owner Charles Richards, who was indicted in the alleged bribery for city of Atlanta contracts;
  • 1:15: Scott and Burress give a news brief on the reading of a letter from Coretta Scott King in opposition against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General that led to the silencing of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren;
  • 4:04: Sarah Owings, chair of the Georgia-Alabama chapter for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, talks about the local reaction after a federal appeals court held an emergency meeting regarding the suspension of President Donald Trump’s travel ban;
  • 18:24: "Closer Look" gives a preview of the new podcast "Historically Black," which reveals intimate and surprising aspects of history and is hosted by popular African-American actors and writers;
  • 30:20: Casey Grant, author and former flight attendant, gives an update on her book, “Star in the Sky:  Stories of the First African American Flight Attendants,” which is being turned into a feature film.

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