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Closer Look Podcast

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.  

A 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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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":

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":

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":

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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

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

Jan 18, 2017
John Minchillo / Associated Press

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in 1964.
AP Photo

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":

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

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

Eboni Lemon / WABE

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
Courtesy of ChooseATL

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

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":

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