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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'' 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.
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Thursday 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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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.
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Closer Look: City Of Stonecrest; Jasmine Guy; And More

Nov 30, 2016
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Closer Look: Etowah Indian Mounds; Flu Shots; And More

Nov 29, 2016
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Closer Look: Remembering Kathryn Johnston

Nov 23, 2016
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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.
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This Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, photo, shows prices in the toy section at Wal-Mart in Teterboro, N.J.
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Firefighters spent more than two months battling wildfires in north Georgia and in Tennessee this fall.
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Reconciling After The Election; And More

Nov 10, 2016
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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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

Closer Look: Venison Sandwiches; Allergies; And More

Nov 4, 2016
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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

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

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Closer Look: Halloween Pumpkins; Water Wars; And More

Oct 31, 2016
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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Boo-rress":

Closer Look: Santa Clause; Desire Street; And More

Oct 28, 2016
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Amendment 1; Angela Rye; And More

Oct 27, 2016
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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Piper Kerman; Pumpkin Patches; And More

Oct 26, 2016
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