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A Closer Look™ with Sheila Liaugminas features notable experts, newsmakers, elected officials, scholars and clergy on a variety of current event topics including social and moral issues, politics, and medical bioethics. Sheila and her guests put the news of the day into sharp focus from a uniquely Catholic perspective.
 
We have moved this podcast to Podbean! If you want to hear new episodes from us, head over to http://edgeguard.podbean.com/ to see new episodes and get the new RSS feed. Edge Guard is a podcast about video games on the fringe: games at the unexplored edges of itch.io, student games, experimental releases, and more. Each week, two friends—one with a degree in game design, one studying games in an English grad program—play and discuss a different game from the edges of gaming, focusing on what ...
 
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Many of us are intrigued with history and lost cities. National Geographic editor and archaeologist Ann Williams is one of those people who digs around and writes about discoveries from the past. She’s often been on-hand to witness important discoveries – some that she talks about in the new book from Nat Geo called Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs… 100 …
 
Today, Pastor Cullen and Clayton dive into our new advent series titled, "The Gift." The idea of a gift is larger than we sometimes understand, and the concept of grace fits into the larger category of a gift. So join this conversation in Galatians 2 about what the gift is, and how its a gift that keeps on giving. Happy Listening! If you would like…
 
Dr. Kara Cooney returns to discuss her new & provocative book The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World. The book covers 5 Egyptian pharaohs – or kings, if you will – and discusses the concepts surrounding power: how is it earned, who controls it, and why the many often give up power to the few. Oh… and does any of that c…
 
Can you believe we are already 21 years into the new century? National Geographic is celebrating that with a beautiful new coffee table book - The 21st Century: Photographs from the Image Collection. We chat with NatGeo Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg about this fabulous book that is set up chronologically with 250 photos in 400 pages. We talk about…
 
In todays episode of A Closer look, we open the bible and look at Galatians 5 and Paul's language concerning the Fruit of The Spirit. For me, this is so important to understanding the language of God's fruitfulness for us and what he is asking us to do in the first command to be fruitful and multiply. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner w…
 
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Larry Coty, a math professor at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, admitted to sharing neo-Nazi and racist propaganda online. Rachel Janik, the editor of the Intelligence Project Southern Poverty Law Center, discusses her organization’s report and what’s next for the professor. Plus, K…
 
Gavin McGuire, the recently named executive director of the Grove Foundation, discusses his vision for the historic neighborhood and the importance of working with local partners to continue to create a healthy, equitable and vibrant community for legacy and incoming residents. The post Grove Foundation Names New Executive Director appeared first o…
 
Bob Siegel, a telecommunications industry veteran and the Advanced Technology Development Center’s 5G Connected Future program catalyst, discusses the goals of the 5G Connected Future incubator program and how technology startups can apply. The post 5G Connected Future Program Now Accepting Applications appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Fulton County Registration & Elections Director Richard Barron discusses early voting and the recent firing of two employees accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications. Plus, Dr. Lauren McCullough, a breast cancer epidemiologist and assistant professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, discusses her research that focus…
 
As we have been following the metaphor of fruit through the Scriptures, we have reached Genesis chapter 4. And while the actual fruit doesn't play a prominent role in this story, the circumstances around the fruit come into play. Enjoy Pastor Cullen and Clayton discussing fruitful circumstances from Genesis 4-6. Happy Listening! WellHouse MarketPla…
 
District 2 Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi discusses proposed legislation that would close a stretch of Peachtree Street on Sundays to drivers and open up the road for people to bike, walk and skate. The post Atlanta Councilmember Discusses Proposed Legislation That Would Make Peachtree Car-Free appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger discusses his decision to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Fulton County elections following the recent firing of two employees who are accused of shredding 300 voter applications. Plus, Brittney Lindsay, Chamblee’s community engagement manager, shares how the Chamblee Nonprofit Partner…
 
Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, the Fulton County Commissioner for District 6, responds to Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron’s latest move to fire two employees who are accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications. Plus, in a series of conversations, Rose interviewed candidates running to be the next Atlanta City Council pres…
 
Amid the pandemic, now hiring signs are everywhere. Paedia Mixon from New American Pathways discusses new efforts to help Afghan resettled refugees and local residents to find jobs at the Tucker “Back to Work” Job Fair. Plus, the longest international border in the world between two countries is now back open. Canada’s acting Consul General Louise …
 
On the heels of World Mental Health Day, Dr. Kashef Ijaz, the vice president for Health Programs at The Carter Center, discusses the importance of prioritizing mental health amid the pandemic. Plus, Partners for Home and the Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) recently held an Atlanta mayoral candidate forum to discuss how each candi…
 
Stephen Paskoff, the president and CEO of the training company ELI, discusses how the push for more diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace can either drive results or resistance. Sam Manuel, an industrial worker and member of the Socialist Workers Party, shares why he’s running to be the next Atlanta City Council president. The post ELI F…
 
The Biden administration is pushing for employers with more than 100 employees to require mandatory vaccination or COVID testing. Ed Buckley, a managing partner and one of the founding partners of Buckley Beal LLP, a law firm that focuses on employment and business law, discusses the proposed mandate and employee rights. Plus, Stacey D. Stewart, th…
 
Pfizer recently announced its pediatric vaccine trials results. Dr. Andi Shane, an Atlanta-based pediatric infectious disease expert, discusses the results and the next steps for the pharmaceutical company. Plus, longtime lawyer and educator Anita Hill discusses her book, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.” The post Pediatr…
 
Longtime Democrat Cathy Woolard reflects on her career path and her new appointment as chair of the Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections. Plus, amid the pandemic, we are entering flu season. Morehouse School of Medicine’s Dr. Michelle Nichols discusses the importance of getting vaccinated. The post New Chair Named For Fulton County Bo…
 
Cobb and Douglas County are seeing an increase in COVID cases. Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson discusses the city’s ongoing response to mitigate the spread of COVID and increase vaccinations. FEMA’s Chris Smith discusses the new policy changes to the agency’s Individual Assistance policies. The post Cobb and Douglas Counties Experience Steady …
 
It’s been 19 months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in the United States. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp discusses leading the state amid the global health crisis. He talks about Georgia’s progress in combating the virus, the ongoing challenges and the path toward herd immunity. We then hear from WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did …
 
Political strategist Fred Hicks discusses Georgia Senate’s new proposal draft map that shows significant changes to at least two congressional districts. Plus, we continue one-on-one conversations with candidates vying to become the next Atlanta City Council president. Mike Russell, an experienced law enforcement officer, discusses why he wants to …
 
Natalyn Archibong has served on Atlanta’s City Council since 2002, now she’s running for City Council President. Closer Look’s one on one conversations with all the candidates as Archibong tells host Rose Scott why now is the time to seek the seat. Also, a three day symposium gets underway this week on the campus of Emory University. It’s called In…
 
In this episode of A Closer Look, Pastor Cullen introduces our new series - The Fruit. Pastor Cullen will spend the next few weeks detailing and tracking the fruit metaphor throughout Scripture in hopes of getting to a new understanding of our image, our calling, and our character as Christians practicing the way of God and Jesus. Happy Listening! …
 
It’s called Operations Allies Welcome. The Biden Administration expects thousands of Afghan refugees will come to the U.S. Essence Vinson, senior director for the Refugee Resettlement Services for Catholic Charities Atlanta, tells host Rose Scott how the agency plans to resettle families and individuals from Afghanistan to the Atlanta region. Zoo A…
 
On November 2nd, the City of Atlanta Municipal General Elections will be held. Of course the big race is the mayoral contest, but city council, Atlanta Board of education and city council president seats are ones to watch as well. Former APS board chair and current affordable housing advocate Courtney English is vying for the City Council President…
 
Fay Twersky was recently named president and director of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation. Twersky reflects on her pathway to philanthropy, the philanthropic mission of ABF during the pandemic and shares how the pandemic has changed the philanthropic landscape. Lauren Groh-Wargo, the CEO of Fair Fight Action, talks about the organization’s mission, p…
 
Decide DeKalb Development Authority is now accepting applications for the Kensington Tax Allocation District (TAD). Dorian DeBarr, president of the Decide DeKalb Development Authority, discusses the goals of the program. Intuit Inc., a Silicon Valley financial software company, is set to purchase Mailchimp for $ 12 billion. Ben Chestnut, the CEO of…
 
Doug Shipman, a political newcomer and former CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, discusses why he’s running to be the next president of the Atlanta City Council. Plus, John Haber, the founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts, discusses the latest supply chain news and the state of the shipping ind…
 
Fulton County’s Board of Elections has a new chairperson. Longtime Democrat and public servant Cathy Woolard replaces Alex Wan, who resigned earlier this year. Woolard’s nomination was controversial because of her past work as a consultant for Fair Fight Action…at least thru the eyes of state Republicans and Democrat commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rah…
 
Is there an association between the timing of exposure to and severity of COVID-19 disease in close contacts of index patients with COVID-19? New research from the University of Georgia suggests COVID-19 is most contagious in a short window before -and after- symptoms appear. The findings suggest individuals with COVID-19 are most likely to spread …
 
Tech giant Amazon launched an online career day in hopes of hiring thousands of new employees. Jordan Deagle, Amazon’s Career Day Organizer, talks to Closer Look host Rose Scott about the interactive employment process for applicants. MARTA is Georgia’s largest transit system. General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker talks about the need for addition…
 
A team based at the Morehouse School of Medicine has helped develop a multilingual mobile app. It’s designed for at risk groups to easily access information and services about Covid-19 vaccines, testing sites, and community resources. Dr. Dominic Mack heads the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network responsible for the new mobile app. NCRN is based i…
 
The U-S-D-A is increasing monthly benefits to ensure low-income families have access to healthier food choices. Rose Scott speaks with Jon Anderson from the state’s Division of Family and Children Services and how the SNAP benefit changes will help more than a million Georgia households receive extra help in covering food costs. A Netflix documenta…
 
We have been going through each of the I Am Statements of Jesus for the past few weeks. Today Pastor Cullen and Clayton discuss Jesus' words, "I am the way, the truth, and the life" on the A Closer Look Podcast. What does it mean and does it matter? You will find out on this episode as we explore John 14 in our bible podcast - A Closer Look. Happy …
 
Erica Dodge, the race director for Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run in Atlanta, discusses the history and mission of the foundation and the upcoming race. Plus, Dr. Tony Lemieux, a professor of communication at Georgia State University explains how U.S. policy toward terrorism has changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Lastly, we revis…
 
In a 10-4 vote Wednesday, the Atlanta City Council approved a controversial plan to build a state-of-the-art public safety training center at the Old Atlanta Prison Farm site. Councilmember Natalyn Archibong and Matt Westmoreland discuss their positions about the $90 million project Plus, Dr. Amara Enyia, a public policy expert and the policy and r…
 
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis discusses several topics, including COVID crime and several unindicted and indicted criminal cases in Fulton County. Rajeev Dhawan, a professor and director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, discusses the impact of the Delta variant on Geor…
 
Georgia Recorder reporter Stanley Dunlap discusses a proposed tax credit that would allow Georgians to send money directly to local law enforcement agencies in an effort to combat crime. Plus, COVID cases are surging in Cobb County. Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid discusses how the county hopes to address the health crisis …
 
On todays episode of our bible podcast, A Closer Look, Pastor Cullen walks through John 11 following up his story from yesterday. Pastor Cullen dives deep into this text looking at the way that Jesus is offering life and resurrection in contrast to death. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and you …
 
Dragon Con events are scheduled throughout Labor Day weekend. “Closer Look” show host Rose Scott takes a trip down memory lane, revisiting some of the most memorable conversations she’s had with guests about the sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. The post ‘Closer Look’ Revisits Memorable Dragon Con Conversations appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look” to discuss the latest coronavirus-related news as Georgia hospitals are reaching capacity. Plus, Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. Several events and festivals are scheduled throughout metro Atlanta. Terence Stewart, the president of Atlan…
 
Tuesday is the deadline for the U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan. Congressman Buddy Carter discusses the ending of the 20-year war. Plus, DeKalb County Super District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry explains why he’s supporting several proposed initiatives that are aimed at improving community policing and expanding mental health resources countywide. La…
 
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