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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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Closer Look: Remembering Kathryn Johnston

Nov 23, 2016
Lois Logan, Family Friend.

Ten years ago, 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston fired one shot above the heads of intruders in her home. They fired 39 shots, killing her. Those intruders were Atlanta police. They got the address wrong, and to save themselves, they planted drugs.  

Closer Look: The Cosby Show; Purposity; And More

Nov 22, 2016
Bill Cosby, as Dr. Cliff Huxtable of "The Cosby Show," listens to a point made by his grandson Gary Gray, as his granddaughter played by Jessica Vaughn looks on during taping of the final episode before a live studio audience in New York City.
AP Photo

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Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

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Courtesy of the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia kicked off its largest-ever fundraising campaign Nov. 17 at the Georgia Aquarium.

UGA is seeking to raise $1.2 billion by 2020. It has already raised $680 million during the quiet phase of the campaign, including the largest single gift the university has ever received – $30 million from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.

Jere Morehead, the president of the University of Georgia, has a special understanding of students who fight the odds to get a college degree.

This Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, photo, shows prices in the toy section at Wal-Mart in Teterboro, N.J.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

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Commentary: The Transit Divide Widens With Election

Nov 17, 2016
Alison Guillory / WABE

The Nov. 8 election produced a major win for MARTA.  Nearly 130,000 Atlanta voters, or 71.34 percent, approved a half-penny sales tax to expand MARTA within the city limits.

At the same time, the city voted to increase overall transportation funding by a .4 of a penny sales tax.

This is in addition to the one-cent sales tax that the city of Atlanta has been investing in the MARTA system since 1971 – when Fulton and DeKalb counties also voted in favor of the regional transit system.

Since then, only one new county has joined the system – Clayton County in 2014.

Lisa Hagen

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Firefighters spent more than two months battling wildfires in north Georgia and in Tennessee this fall.
John Bazemore / Associated Press

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Alison Guillory / WABE

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John Bazemore / Associated Press

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Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

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Closer Look: Reconciling After The Election; And More

Nov 10, 2016
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

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

In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about the current state of Parkinson’s disease treatment, and how wearable monitors and apps are helping neurologists adjust medications and better recognize when a new approach is needed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Heldman et al. Wearable Sensors for Advanced Therapy Referral in Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Parkinsons Disease. 2016 Jul 2;6(3):631-8.

Closer Look: Looking Ahead After The 2016 Election

Nov 9, 2016
Howard Nizebeth waves a U.S. flag during an Election Day gathering at Rockefeller Center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in New York.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

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Mary Claire Kelly / WABE

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Damon Peebles

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In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox discuss the rise of the peanut allergy, which is the most common nut allergy and, for some folks, can provoke a potentially deadly anaphylactic reaction. A variety of treatments are under investigation, all designed to prevent scenarios where your life depends on an EpiPen. In this segment we highlight the Viaskin peanut patch.

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Closer Look: Venison Sandwiches; Allergies; And More

Nov 4, 2016
Rose Scott / WABE

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Byron Small / Atlanta Business Chronicle

Two Atlanta business leaders have launched a new effort – the Atlanta Friendship Initiative – aimed at bridging divides in our community.

The idea is for two people of different races or ethnic backgrounds to agree to become friends. They pledge to see each other once a quarter and bring their families together once a year in fellowship.

Steve Helber / Associated Press

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 file photo, students are given healthy choices on a lunch line at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y.
AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File

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Eboni Lemon / WABE

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Closer Look: Halloween Pumpkins; Water Wars; And More

Oct 31, 2016
Alison Guillory / WABE

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Courtesy Maria Saporta

Back when he was working at the Southface Energy Institute in the mid-2000s, Adam Deck came up with the idea of creating a nonprofit that would recycle building materials, keeping them out of landfills.

He started working on a business plan, but had a hard time getting traction.

Then, in 2011, Adam Deck was sitting at the bar at Manuel’s Tavern, and he started talking to the person sitting next to him. Deck mentioned the fledgling nonprofit and how it needed a large warehouse space to base its operations.

Closer Look: Santa Clause; Desire Street; And More

Oct 28, 2016
Alison Guillory / WABE

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Closer Look: Amendment 1; Angela Rye; And More

Oct 27, 2016
Martha Dalton / WABE

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In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about cardiac arrest.

Even in 2016, and with the best medical care the United States has to offer, if your heart stops and you’re still needing CPR when paramedics deliver you to the hospital, your chances of survival are less than 8 percent.

Closer Look: Piper Kerman; Pumpkin Patches; And More

Oct 26, 2016
Al Such / WABE

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Jim Burress

When College Park residents go to the polls on Election Day, they'll see an unusual question on the ballot. The non-binding resolution asks whether city officials should urge Congress and the Federal Aviation Administration to reassess how they assess noise levels around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

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