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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.

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In January the Atlanta Board of Education announced a task force that would focus on affordable housing. Their purpose? To explore the possibility of re-purposing surplus APS facilities into affordable housing units. 

The task force is made up of both business and community leaders. To find out more about their mission, "Closer Look" hosts Rose Scott and Jim Burress spoke to Nathaniel Smith, chairman of the Affordable Housing task force. He's also the founder and chief equity officer for the Atlanta based, nonprofit the Partnership for Southern Equity.

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Renters will pay $975 to $1,050 for a Gwinnett County two-bedroom apartment with a pool, $1,100 for a Buckhead one-bedroom apartment with a workout facility, and $1,100 to $1,200 for a two-bedroom apartment for students near the Emory campus.

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This is what the rental market looks like here in Atlanta, according to John Parent, the manager of the PROMOVE location on North Druid Hills Road.

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For the past two decades, Anne (who chose not to give her last name because she fears retribution from her landlord) has lived in the same two-bedroom apartment in Buckhead. It's a brick building just off of Peachtree Street. In 1995, Anne began renting her apartment for just $600 per month. Now, 22 years later, her rent has increased and she is concerned about her ability to stay there.

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Closer Look: Election Day; Urban Recipe; And More

Apr 18, 2017
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Closer Look: Georgia's Women's Universities Special

Mar 24, 2017
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Closer Look: Recess Bill; Temple Grandin; And More

Mar 23, 2017
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