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Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress

Weekdays at 1p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. on WABE's Live Stream

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.

Photo Courtesy of Roy Stanley

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

Closer Look: Carl Lewis; Affordable Housing; And More

Feb 23, 2017
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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Tony Bennett, right, lead teacher at the Sheltering Arms, an early education and family center in Atlanta, Ga. works with a group of Pre-K students Thursday, May 10, 2007. A study released by the Southern Education Foundation reported that the South is le
Gene Blythe / Associated Press

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

Closer Look: Otis Redding; Sunken Slave Ship; And More

Feb 21, 2017
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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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

Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson is seen in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, during a mini-summit with national leaders, Dec. 1978.
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Julian Bond; March For Science; And More

Feb 16, 2017
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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Former student Nathaniel Simmons operates a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction.
Branden Camp / Associated Press

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

Closer Look: Welcoming America; 'We Stood Up'; And More

Feb 14, 2017
Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
Alison Guillory / WABE

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

Closer Look: Immigration Raids; Refugees; And More

Feb 13, 2017
Charles Reed / U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

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

Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
Alison Guillory / WABE

In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox discuss the impact of the Trump Administration's temporary executive order affecting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Closer Look: George Takei; Mary-Pat Hector; And More

Feb 10, 2017
Al Such / WABE

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

Image from the Gene Patterson papers, Rose Library at Emory University

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

Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

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

Al Such / WABE

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

Miko Branch, co-founder and CEO of Miss Jessie’s Original, a hair care company with products dedicated to women with curly and afro textured hair, talks about becoming a pioneer and what she’s learned after over a decade in the hair care business.
Eboni Lemon / WABE

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

Closer Look: Super Bowl Edition

Feb 3, 2017
Alison Guillory / WABE

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

Closer Look: Ready For Super Bowl 51; ACLU; And More

Feb 2, 2017
Atlantans packed City Hall on Friday, Jan. 27 sporting red, white and black.
Alison Guillory / WABE

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

Al Such / WABE

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

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

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In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about compelling evidence that fish oil supplements taken by pregnant women may decrease the risk of asthma in their children. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Bisgaard et al. "Fish Oil–Derived Fatty Acids in Pregnancy and Wheeze and Asthma in Offspring." New England Journal of Medicine. 2016; 375:2530-2539

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In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior correspondent Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about home-based testing for sleep apnea, a sleep disorder in which breathing is repeatedly interrupted while a person sleeps. This problem affects 25 percent of adults aged 30 to 70 and leads to dangerous fatigue that can cause traffic accidents.

Alison Guillory / WABE

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

Closer Look: Trump's First Week; Beer Bill; And More

Jan 29, 2017
Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

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

Michael Eric Dyson, scholar and author, talks about his latest book, “Tears We Cannot Stop,” which looks at the nation’s racial history and Trump’s path to the White House.
Al Such / WABE

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

A factory worker in Jackson, Minnesota uses Google Glass to help her on the assembly line.
Courtesy of AGCO

Google Glass didn’t do so well when it first launched, and is no longer in production for consumers, but the high-tech glasses are getting a second life in manufacturing.

One of the pioneers of this technology is an agricultural manufacturing company based in Duluth, Georgia called AGCO.

Minnesota Plant

At one of AGCO’s factories in Jackson, Minnesota, Heather Erickson is building an engine before it goes on to the assembly line.

Courtesy of Black Girls Code

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

Closer Look: Coretta Scott King; 'Fences'; And More

Jan 24, 2017
Toby Massey / Associated Press

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

Dabney Evans

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

Closer Look: A Nation Engaged Special Broadcast

Jan 19, 2017
Al Such / WABE

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