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Bottom of the Map
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Dope women taking hip-hop conversation in a new direction. Join Christina Lee and Dr. Regina N. Bradley for a passionate exploration of Southern hip-hop culture. Christina is an Atlanta-based music journalist. Regina is a Georgia-bred writer and researcher of African-American life. Each week they’ll discuss all the ways the music makes its mark - from culture to politics. These true fans appreciate the knock of a good 808 and break down its significance. This is Bottom of the Map from WABE a ...
 
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Buried Truths
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A black man gets into a car and heads South. A coroner pulls back a sheet and is suspicious of what he sees. An attorney wonders, "Where did this gun come from?" Buried Truths, winner of the 2018 Peabody Award, looks at still-relevant stories of injustice, resilience and racism in the American South. Season 2: The story of A.C. Hall, explores police privilege, racial conditioning and community activism. Season 1 focused on Isaiah Nixon, voter suppression and new beginnings --- from WABE, Pul ...
 
On the record – off the clock. Veteran Atlanta political reporter Denis O’Hayer hosts a conversation between strategists from the right and the left. Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson bring their personalities and passion to the table for an informed, respectful and lively discussion. They spar, they delve into topics others avoid, and they give credit where it’s due. It’s all steered by Denis O’Hayer, who has covered Georgia politics for close to ...
 
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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: “Closer Look” host Rose Scott gives a news brief on the two runoff races happening in Atlanta today. And, in other news, Atlanta Police have arrested a second suspect in a shooting that happened during a block party at the Atlanta University Center in August. 01:50: Ayanna Jones-Lig ...…
 
Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the death of Master Sergeant Mark Allen, a United States Army soldier who was severely injured while searching for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. In other news, early voting for municipal elections in DeKalb County begins today. Also, two runoff races will b ...…
 
Friday, Oct. 10, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” New projections from the United States Census Bureau show that many of Georgia’s small towns face shrinking populations. At the same time, broadband connectivity, closing hospitals and access to quality education are also challenges. Still, as some small towns struggle, many see opportunit ...…
 
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases reached an all-time high last year. Dr. Gail Bolan, director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, joins “Closer Look” from the CDC in Atlanta for a conversation about th ...…
 
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on reports that the state Department of Public Health has confirmed a second death in Georgia due to a vaping-related illness. And in other news, the American Conservative Union will host a conference in Atlanta this Friday. Finally, the Democratic Nat ...…
 
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with the latest on the Atlanta Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent. And, in other news, billionaire philanthropist and media mogul Oprah Winfrey made a $13 million donation to Morehouse College’s Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program yesterday. ...…
 
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the Georgia Supreme Court’s latest decision in the case of GeorgiaCarry.org v. Atlanta Botanical Garden. The case will determine whether the Atlanta Botanical Garden has the right to ban visitors from carrying firearms on the premises. John Monroe, att ...…
 
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with the latest on one investigation by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division looking into the Sterigenics medical sterilization plant in Smyrna. And, in other news, Atlanta Public Schools and the University of Georgia are working together to reac ...…
 
It’s football season now, but the real head-knocking is happening in politics--where some of the players are going after each other without helmets. Meanwhile, the state’s strict new abortion law ran into a block in Federal court, and it’s a blitz of candidates who want to succeed Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate. We’ve got great seats for you ...…
 
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” Today’s edition of “Closer Look” is part of an ongoing series called Coffee Conversations with Rose Scott. We continue the series today at Brother Moto in Cabbagetown. Brother Moto isn’t just a coffee shop. The space also includes a do-it-yourself motorcycle garage, which is open to those ...…
 
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block Georgia’s newest abortion law. And in other news, Cobb County officials say the Sterigenics medical sterilization facility cannot operate sterilization services and must halt construction for the time ...…
 
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the death of Grammy-award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Norman has been described as “one of the great sopranos of the past half-century” by the New York Metropolitan Opera. And, in other news, former United States Pres ...…
 
Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Georgia Public Service Commission hearings happening today to consider Georgia Power’s request to raise customer rates. And in other news, former Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee died yesterday, following a cancer diagnosis. Finally, today at ...…
 
How do we overcome the grind and get to the hustle? In this episode we discuss the origins of Self Care and how that is reflected in the artists and music of Southern Hip-Hop. Regina and Christina share personal reflections on how they’ve tried to take better care of mind, body and spirit as they navigate their careers. Lastly, we visit Local G ...…
 
Today on Closer Look with Rose Scott on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the DeKalb County School District’s new weapons deterrent plan. DeKalb District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss the decision. 11:15: Georgia leads the nation in rates of new HIV infections. And while ...…
 
Some bonus content this week. The stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me is kicking off its national tour in Atlanta this October! So, we’re taking a moment to discuss the significance of the book, its adaptation for the stage and its connections to hip-hop culture. The show is being brought to Atlanta by The Collective ...…
 
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: By 2030, one-in-five people in the United States will be 65-years-old or older, according to figures from the AARP. That same year, more than one-million people living in metro Atlanta will be over the age of sixty, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission. As the aging popula ...…
 
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019: 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the City of Atlanta’s new, two-year Action Plan for Safer Streets, which Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced this morning. Atlanta City Planning Commissioner Time Keane joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss the plan. And in other news, Spelman College students, faculty and staff too ...…
 
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on National Voter Registration Day. We may hear from MARTA, which is holding a voter registration drive at the Five Points MARTA station from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2:15: Closer Look’s” Open for Business” series continues with a visit to Osono Bread, a micro ...…
 
Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on this morning’s federal court hearing on Georgia’s new restrictive abortion law. If there is an update, WABE reporter Sam Whitehead may join us in studio. And, in other news, a Georgia Senate Study Committee dedicated to evaluating e-scooters and othe ...…
 
Is Drake stealing Southern sauce? Did Nelly cross the line? What if Ceelo never sang again? This week we address these and other burning questions as we revisit some segments of past episodes that kept our heads spinning, plus answer some fan questions from social media! We start it off by touching on our “Sounds of Multiple Souths” episode and ...…
 
Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 00:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with more details on the gift philanthropist Robert Smith pledged to give the Morehouse College Class of 2019. And, in other news, some metro Atlanta youth walked out of school today to protest “government inaction” on climate change. 02:32: Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal i ...…
 
Got your resume up to date? Then you, too, can apply for the soon-to-be open job of U.S. Senator from Georgia! But President Trump might be reading that resume, and pass on his thoughts to the Governor who’ll make the decision. Meanwhile, the race for the other Georgia Senate seat got a high-profile new contestant. And the Atlanta school system ...…
 
Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the first meeting of the Georgia House Study Committee on Maternal Mortality. Plus, we hear the latest data on Georgia’s graduation rates. 2:10: An Atlanta-based startup called PadSplit converts single-family homes into “co-living spaces” for those seeking a room ...…
 
Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on last night’s vote by the Chamblee City Council to decriminalize the possession of marijuana. Chamblee City Council Member, Brian Mock, who proposed the ordinance, joins “Closer Look” by phone. 07:49: A recent study from Duke University took a look at the connecti ...…
 
Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the passing of award-winning journalist Cokie Roberts who died from complications related to breast cancer at the age of 75. In other news, some Fulton County and City of Atlanta residents are heading to the polls today for a special election to fill the District 6 ...…
 
Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: Today is a special edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott” focused on creating “livable” communities for older adults. We dedicate today’s program to local senior advocate Dorothy “Dot” Benson, who joined “Closer Look” for a conversation about her work in 2017. She passed away last year at the age of 97 ...…
 
Who still needs a record deal? Record labels have played an important role in how we think about Southern Hip-Hop. In this episode we discuss prominent labels, prominent deals, and whether it still means as much to be signed now as it did in the pre-digital era.By WABE.
 
Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the passing of civil rights leader Juanita Abernathy at the age of 88. Mrs. Abernathy is known for her work writing the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, among other important work in the civil rights movement. She was also the widow of the Reverend ...…
 
Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Quarry Yards is a 70-acre mixed-use development currently being built on Atlanta’s West Side. The project is expected to include the city’s largest park, as well as a 177-unit quality workforce and affordable housing community. “Closer Look” recently visited the property to hear the vision of the ...…
 
Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with an overview of observances taking place today in remembrance of those killed 18 years ago in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. 2:22: Today, “Closer Look” kicks off a two-part series, “Redeveloping Atlanta.” We begin at the Mall West End, which has been a staple in ...…
 
Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on former democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff’s announcement that he’s challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020. Ossoff is one of five Democrats vying for the seat. In other news, a truck carrying hazardous materials overturned on a Dawson County Hig ...…
 
Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the Atlanta Board of Education’s decision not to extend the contract of current APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. In other news, the United States Coast Guard’s attempt to rescue four crew members from a cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia earl ...…
 
How does the spiritual coexist with the secular? We discuss how Southern Hip-Hop artists investigate their spiritual practices through religion, acts of faith and their music. Plus, we get a visit from the South’s favorite Pastor. The episode starts with a look at the role of faith in the South, and the extent to which the hip-hop generation do ...…
 
Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose gives a news brief updating the remaining power outages on the Georgia coast due to Hurricane Dorian. 1:58: In his new book, “Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York,” Dr. Carl Suddler, Assistant Professor of history at Emory University, details the history of ...…
 
2020 was already forecast to be a very windy political year in Georgia. Then Senator Johnny Isakson’s resignation announcement guaranteed it’ll be a category 5! There’s also a continuing storm over hazardous emissions at a Cobb County chemical plant. And it hasn’t exactly been calm at Atlanta’s City Hall, either. So much to dive into on this ed ...…
 
Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Now that Hurricane Dorian is moving along the coasts of the Carolinas, officials in coastal Georgia are surveying the damage from the storm. Susan Catron, executive editor of the Savannah Morning News, joins “Closer Look” with an update. As of this morning, following the hurricane, Georgia Power ...…
 
Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: As Hurricane Dorian travels up the Eastern seaboard, we hear an update on the storm’s path from the National Weather Service. We also get an update on efforts from the American Red Cross from Ashley Henyan, a spokesperson for the organization. As Hurricane Dorian makes its way through Georgia, o ...…
 
Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: We get an update on Hurricane Dorian’s path and WABE reporter Emil Moffatt joins the program to discuss how state officials are preparing. 9:12: The College Park City Council unanimously approved a plan late last month to transform a 320-acre plot of land into an ‘airport city.’ Artie Jones III, ec ...…
 
Who said Crunk was dead? In this episode we trace Crunk Music's roots in Memphis and Atlanta to its mainstream relevance, and highlight what makes the genre still relevant today.By WABE.
 
Georgia's senior U.S. Senator, Republican Johnny Isakson, is speaking about his resignation, and what he wants to do before he leaves the Senate at the end of the year. Isakson made the announcement on Wednesday, August 28. The three-term Senator, who began his political career in 1974, cited increasing health problems as the reason for his res ...…
 
Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose gives a news brief with an update on Hurricane Dorian’s pathway. 2:33: Day one of Dragon Con began yesterday. The film, fantasy and science fiction convention expects around 85,000 attendees from around the world. As the event kicks off, collective of authors including, L. M. Davis, Alan Jones ...…
 
Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:” 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the current forecast for Hurricane Dorian. And, in other news, Fulton officials have confirmed the county’s first case of human West Nile virus. Finally, we hear the latest on a state investigation into the Sterigenics facility in Cobb County. 5:32: This year the local ...…
 
Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announced today that her will resign from his Senate seat at the end of 2019 due to health challenges. Political analyst Fred Hicks and Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein discuss what this could mean for 2020. 23:43: Income share agreeme ...…
 
Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s $17.5 million donation to the Westside Park. In other news, Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico has announced she’s entering the race for the United States Senate. 1:28: Since 2001 African American homeownership has declined at a greater ra ...…
 
Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: “Closer Look” host Rose Scott gives a news brief on Atlanta City Councilmember Cleta Winslow’s announcement that she is offering a $3,000 reward in exchange for information on the suspect who shot into a crowd attending a back to school party at the Atlanta University Center. In other news, Georgia ...…
 
Is space really the place? In this episode, we discuss the roots of AfroFuturism in music and popular culture, and how Southern Hip-Hop became a prominent outlet for expression. Plus, what's AfroFuturism without Future?By WABE.
 
Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: An 18-mile stretch of I-85 starting in Lagrange, Georgia has been called ‘the highway of the future.’ Known as The Ray, the roadway is a testing point for pavement solar cells and allows the highway’s surface to generate clean energy. Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray, and Andrew Heath, Ge ...…
 
Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”: 0:00: Since May of 2012, the organization Technologists of Color (TOC) has been working to increase representation in Atlanta’s tech scene. As we continue Tech Week on “Closer Look,” Marcellus Haynes, founder of TOC, Mark Lawson, programming lead, and Jon Exume, programming lead discuss how they are wo ...…
 
There’s something in the late summer air--and it’s got a lot of Georgia folks concerned, along with the people who ask for their votes. Speaking of voting, the timer is running on the state’s new elections system, even as a legal fight continues. Meanwhile, the legal battle lines are more clearly drawn in the showdown over the state’s new abort ...…
 
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