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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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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":

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 refused to answer questions about the lawsuit and walked away from reporters.
Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

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

Eric Gay / WABE

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

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

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

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":

Ali Guillory / WABE

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

Andrew Harnik, File / Associated Press

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

EBONI LEMON

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

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":

''Closer Look'' goes to the red carpet and speaks with award-winning actor and producer Denzel Washington about his latest film, Fences, based on the August Wilson play.
Candace Wheeler / WABE

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

Pixabay Images

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

Al Such / WABE

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

Al Such / WABE

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

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis hugs his wife Philippa. He spoke out Thursday with his defense attorney Craig Gillen, for the first time since he was convicted a year and a half ago following a second trial in DeKalb County.
Tasnim Shamma / WABE

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

Courtesy of World AIDS Day

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

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