Closer Look: Remembering the Life & Career of Veteran Journalist Cokie Roberts; Study Finds Link Between Affordable Housing and Alleviated Traffic Congestion; Resources for the Aging Community Cont.

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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 seat left vacant by the death of Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell. The district represents portions of Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, South Fulton and Union City.
  • Meanwhile, there’s also a race for seat on the Atlanta Board of Education in District Two on the city’s west side, which includes Washington and Douglass High Schools. The seat has been empty since January when Byron Amos stepped down to run for city council.
  • 03:24: Only eight percent of adults who live in Buckhead, also work in the area, according to data from Livable Buckhead’s latest Housing and Commuting Study. As a solution, the study proposes increasing housing opportunities to alleviate this traffic congestion. Denise Starling, Executive Director of Livable Buckhead joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the link between affordable housing and traffic, and how to go about creating more moderately-priced housing options.
Denise Starling, Executive Director of Livable Buckhead joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the data from Livable Buckhead’s latest Housing and Commuting Study. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 22:15: We continue our look at ways to make communities “livable” for all. A conversation with Lisa Jones, Executive Director of HouseProud, a nonprofit that aims to help seniors, veterans and those with disabilities with needed home repairs. Also joining the discussion is Allen Mitchell, DeKalb County Director of Community Development who shares information about a Special Purpose Home Repair Program for senior and disabled Dekalb County homeowners.
We continue our look at ways to make communities “livable” for all. A conversation with Lisa Jones, Executive Director of HouseProud, and Allen Mitchell, DeKalb County Director of Community Development. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 42:02: Veteran NPR and ABC News journalist, best-selling author and Emmy Award-winner, Cokie Roberts died today at the age of 75. We revisit her 2015 conversation with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer on an early edition of Closer Look.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.

A note of disclosure: WABE’s broadcast license is held by the Atlanta Board of Education.

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