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Zaundra Brown
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Closer Look: Josh McKoon; Uber, Lyft Ruling; And More

May 15, 2017

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

  • 0:00: Rose and Jim give a news briefs on the reopening of the Interstate 85 bridge near Piedmont road; the Georgia Supreme Court ruling upholding a lower courts ruling regarding Atlanta taxi cabs, Uber and Lyft; and Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan visits metro Atlanta later today.
  • 3:12: Dr. Daniel Webster, Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, chats about a report titled, "Firearms on College Campuses" to look at the potential impact of firearms on campus.
  • 21:27: In our graduation series, Georgia Piedmont Technical College student Patricia McFadden  talks about how she kept her promise to her mom and got her degree.
  • 32:01: Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, reflects on his time as a state lawmaker and why he's not seeking re-election.

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.