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Closer Look: Seven-Year-Old Author Promotes Children’s Literacy; Former Patient, Surgeon Discuss Living Liver Transplant


  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on predicted holiday travel volumes in Atlanta and nationwide.
  • And, in other news,  acclaimed professional tennis player Rafael Nadal will play Grigor Dimitrov this spring at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
  • 03:53: Almost half of the kidney transplants at Piedmont Hospital come from living donors which, experts say, can lead to shorter wait times and better long-term health outcomes. Dr. Carla Neal-Haley, a successful recipient of a living liver donation, and Dr. Marwan Kazimi, surgical director of Liver Transplantation at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss their experiences receiving and administering the procedure.
  • 32:10: Seven-year-old author Selah Thompson joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss her work to promote children’s literacy and how she started her own nonprofit, the Children’s Advisory Board of the Empowered Readers Literacy Project. Appearing alongside Selah is her dad Khalil, co-author of the book “Penelope the Pirate Princess: The Search for the Magical Moon Pearl,” and her mom Nicole.

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

This post has been updated to correct the name of Dr. Marwan Kazimi and Dr. Carla Neal-Haley.