The Local Take: Wealth Building With Sonia Booker

Mar 18, 2017

This week I speak with Sonia Booker ( a real estate developer, author and motivational speaker who is all about paying it forward.  In the March 2017 edition of O Magazine, Sonia is listed a leading woman in Atlanta.  Booker is hosting a "Self Wealth for Women" event on March 18 to celebrate 12 other women in our community who are building generational wealth. 

HBO has released the new trailer and premiere date for the upcoming film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.


Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry. The film is based on Rebecca Skloot‘s nonfiction book of the same name and features Winfrey as Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks.


Shocking Evolution of Youth Homelessness In Georgia

Mar 17, 2017

Join Dr. Judi Crocker Billingsley Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 a.m. on 91.9 WCLK For Dr. Judi, The People's Advocate.  She'll be joined by Dr. Alieizoria Redd for a frank discussion about the problem of homeless youth in Atlanta and Georgia.

Recent data from the Atlanta Children's Shelter shows that close to 60,000 Georgia children and teenagers experience homelessness every year, with nearly half of those under six years old. Dr. Redd has a degree in Psychology from the University of Memphis, and an MSW and a Ph.D in Policy, Planning, Administration and Social Work from Clark Atlanta University.

How It Began...

Mar 17, 2017

In 1967, Congress established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Three years later, National Public Radio (NPR) was created as a national production and, distribution center for news, information and cultural programming. That was 50 years ago.

New Music: Prototype By Jeff Lorber Fusion

Mar 16, 2017

Legendary Jazz Fusion Keyboardist, Jeff Lorber has his 20th album out on Shanachie Entertainment, Prototype. The record includes original songs and a lineup including Jimmy Haslip and Andy Snitzer; and, Lorber's Fourplay bandmates Nathan East and Chuck Loeb.  You can hear cuts from Prototype on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

March 16: Chuck Loeb At Suite Food Lounge

Mar 15, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by the Suite Food Lounge, located at 375 Luckie Street in Downtown Atlanta. The Suite Jazz Series presents Guitarist Chuck Loeb, known for his work with Four Play, Spyro Gyra, Anita Baker and many more. Chuck Loeb appears one night for one show only, Thursday, March 16.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Information on reservations or the Suite Food Lounge can be found at 404-577-2500 or click here.

Join Host Pattie Walden for Your Health Connection on 91.9 WCLK, Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00 PM.    The March 15 edition of Your Health Connection will focus on brain cancer.  Brain cancer is rare, but it is often fatal. Do wireless devices or lifestyle choices increase your chances of getting brain cancer? We’ll talk about it with guest experts: Dr. Soma Sengupta, MD, Ph.D and Dr. Erin Dunbar, MD; as well as brain cancer survivor, Beth Jordan. We’ll also take your questions, live at (404) 880 - 9255.

Your Health Connection on WCLK is Community Engagement from The Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.  Find out more about their good work by clicking here.

Join me Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on WCLK as I talk with Tommy Dortch, Vice Chair of Public Policy for the Atlanta Business League.  He joins us to talk about the ABL's upcoming 10th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business, taking place Tuesday, March 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Morehouse College Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center.  This annual event shows African American entrepreneurs how to find governmental funding to grow their businesses.  Dortch shares that over $10 billion in government spending will take place in metro-Atlanta in 2017.  From expansion of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to MARTA , Tommy Dortch explains that small and medium size business should "show-up in order to show-out".

Atlanta Opera Presents Don Pasquale

Mar 13, 2017

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at The Atlanta Opera, presenting for the first time in Atlanta, Don Pasquale, March 25, 28, 31 and April 2 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  The production features Burak Bilgili and 2017 Grammy Nominee Georgia Jarman. This production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale is set in the Golden Age of Hollywood.  A pre-opera talk is open for attendees an hour before each performance. Ticket information is available at 404-881-8885 or by clicking here.

This week we speak with Marshall Taggart, president of the Clark Atlanta University National Alumni Association about the upcoming Sprit of Greatness Awards.


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Atlanta Opera Presents Don Pasquale

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New Music: Dance of Time By Eliane Elias

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners enjoyed cuts from Elias' 2015 release Made In Brazil , in particular the song Driving Ambition . Her performance at the Atlanta Jazz Festival created a memorable Brazilian music buzz in the city too. Elias has a new record coming out this week called Dance of Time , on Concord Jazz.

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The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday & The Power of A Protest Song

This week on The Local Take I speak with Gary Golio and Charlotte Riley-Webb about the children's book: Strange Fruit Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song . The children's novel for those age Eight - 12 shares not only the biography of the legendary Jazz singer but also her serendipitous meeting with: Abel Meeropol, Barney Joesphson and John Hammond. In addition, Gary shares the history of how the poem Bitter Fruit written by Abel Meeropol , became the song Strange Fruit . Billie...

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Your Health Connection With Pattie Walden

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