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Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress

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This is a newsmagazine featuring the key stories of the day that are relevant to you.  It’s a community forum for and about metro Atlanta. Hosts Rose Scott and Jim Burress know the ins and outs of covering news important around Atlanta.

They’ll lead discussions on the issues that impact where we live. WABE’s news team is going into metro Atlanta neighborhoods to provide context, storytelling and a sense of place. You’ll hear not only from the biggest newsmakers, but also from folks who don’t often get a voice.

"Closer Look" features a mix of local national and international stories and interviews. It’s an interactive space to share ideas and dig deeper into issues. It’s not just about Atlanta; it’s a program for Atlanta.

Closer Look: Women's March On Washington; And More

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in 1964.
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This program is a special edition of "Closer Look" reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the study of Race and Difference.

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

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

Closer Look: ACLU's Andrea Young; Moovn; And More

Jan 11, 2017
Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Closer Look: ChooseATL; State Of MARTA; And More

Jan 10, 2017
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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

 In this June 30, 2009 file photo, Tylenol Extra Strenth is shown in a medicine cabinet at a home in Palo Alto, Calif.
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file

In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about how even some of the most common drugs in your medicine cabinet can have unexpected side effects. The growing evidence that drugs like Tylenol and common NSAIDS like Aleve can contribute to hearing loss serve as a reminder that you’ve always got to keep in mind everything you take has a potential cost. Make sure any drug is your best option before you take it, and make an effort get off it whenever the benefits aren’t clear.

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Closer Look: Journalist Brenda Wood; Lyft; And More

Jan 9, 2017
Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Closer Look: Bridging The Gender Gap In STEM; And More

Jan 6, 2017
Joye Nettles, Stephanie Espy and Sandy Welfare (left to right) discuss STEM fields on Friday's ''Closer Look.''
Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr. and Daphne Jordon, Organizer of High Crimes in South Fulton, talk about a recently approved ordinance that requires gas stations with a history of crime to pay for extra security or face losing their liquor license.
Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Closer Look: Afrithmetic; Ga. Sierra Club; And More

Jan 4, 2017
Michole Washington, a recent Georgia Tech grad, talks about being just the ninth African-American woman to graduate the school with a bachelor’s degree in math on Wednesday's ''Closer Look.''
Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, moderates a discussion during a town-hall style meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C., during the second day of the Democratic National Convention.
Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Tuesday on "Closer look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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

United Way’s Milton Little, civic leader Ann Cramer, Community Foundation’s Alicia Philipp, Learn4Life’s Ken Zeff and ARC’s Doug Hooker at recent Learn4Life executive committee meeting.
Maria Saporta

Four regional organizations – the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the United Way of Greater Atlanta – are collaborating on an educational effort called Learn4Life. The goal is to bring the eight public school systems in Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties to improve public education in the region.   

It makes all the sense in the world.

Closer Look: MARTA Clean Up; Dentists; And More

Dec 29, 2016
Alison Guillory / WABE

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

Alison Guillory / WABE

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Thursday's ''Closer Look'' profiles the Atlanta Police Department’s ''Millennial Leaders Citizen Police Academy.''
Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Employees raised $70,000 for this year’s gift giveaway, which continues this 30-year tradition of providing presents for the children of families in need.  New to this year’s giveaway are tablets that some children will receive.
Candace Wheeler / WABE

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

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Andrew Harnik, File / Associated Press

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

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Own a hot tub, or thinking about getting in one while on vacation? In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox discuss just what can happen if it isn’t properly maintained. There’s a reason two diseases are named for their association with hot tubs. Soak safe this winter!

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EBONI LEMON

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

Georgia Tech's new Coda building is expected to be complete in early 2019.
Courtesy of John Portman & Associates 2016

Georgia Tech's College of Computing Senior Associate Dean Charles Isbell says we're already looking at the future.

Construction has begun for the new Coda building, which will include the school's High Performance Computing center, in Midtown Atlanta.

"We're trying to construct a building that is as vertical as it is horizontal so that people are constantly moving up and down as well as left and right to interact with others," Isbell said.  

Nam Y. Huh, File / Associated Press

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

Candace Wheeler / WABE

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

Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Closer Look: SoundTapp; Burrell Ellis' Return; And More

Dec 12, 2016
Candace Wheeler / WABE

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

Closer Look: At-Promise; Life Expectancy; And More

Dec 9, 2016
Atlanta Police Foundation

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

YMCA of Metro Atlanta

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta, the oldest nonprofit in the city, is leaving its home of more than 40 years in downtown Atlanta to go to the Westside. It is buying Jordan Hall with plans to demolish the building to build a Leadership and Learning Center that will offer early learning opportunities to Vine City.

Ed Munster describes the YMCA as an organization that’s not just for the young, not just for men and not just for Christians. It is an organization that serves everyone: young and old, men and women regardless of their faith.

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In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox discuss the striking extent to which our health and even our lifespans are impacted by social influences, especially geography.

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