WABE politics reporter discuss Georgia’s latest political news; Clarkson senior struggles to find affordable housing, Veteran Journalist and daughter co-author a book that explains how to challenge segregated housing

Closer Look with Rose Scott

May 22, 2023

Rose talks with WABE politics reporters Sam Gringlas and Rahul Bali. First, Gringlas discusses the latest details on the Trump election probe. Bali then discusses several topics, including MARTA’s budget, medical cannabis in Georgia, and public transit between Athens and Atlanta. 

According to recent data, rent costs are dropping across metro Atlanta. However, finding affordable housing is still a struggle, especially for seniors. “Closer Look” producer LaShawn Hudson talks with Marsha Burges, a Clarkston senior, about the unexpected circumstances that forced her on a housing waiting list for several years and why there is very little housing agencies can do to expedite the process.

Plus, historian and veteran journalist Richard Rothstein and his daughter, Leah Rothstein, recently co-authored , “Just Action.” They talk with Rose about the new book that explains how communities can challenge the government officials to undo housing segregation





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