Jason Orr presents the Funk Jazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival 20th Anniversary Celebration Part Two on Saturday, October 25 at 9pm at the Tabernacle downtown. This festival rolls into a second decade with another night of surprise musical performances and themed interactive suites.
Funk Jazz Kafe Founder Jason Orr stopped by WCLK to talk about it with Mark Angel.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing the new release from legendary bassist Stanley Clarke, called Up. Up features a who's who of Clarke's favorite musicians, including guitarists Joe Walsh, Jimmy Herring and Paul Jackson, Jr.; drummers Stewart Copeland, Gerry Brown and John Robinson; keyboardist Greg Phillinganes; Phil Davis on synthesizer and keyboards; Chick Corea on acoustic piano; saxophonists Kamasi Washington, Doug Webb and Dan Higgins; vocalists Jessica Vautor, Natasha Agrama and Patrice Quinn; trumpeter Gary Grant and trombonist Andy Martin on horns; percussionist Lenny C
Stacy Abrams is the Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader. She is also one of the driving forces behind The New Georgia Project, which is designed to activate the significant number of eligible voters in Georgia ages 18-29, people of color, and single women. Kiplyn Primus talks with Abrams on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about the New Georgia Project, and the importance of voting(or early voting) in the November 4 elections.
The WCLK Public Affairs Block airs Saturday mornings from 7a-8a, just before The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International.
WCLK and BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta are two great cultural institutions in our city. We support each other, and WCLK encourages you to take in one of the many films and events going on now through October 26.
For more information about BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, click here.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Brian Culbertson/Norman Brown WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is highlighting Culbertson's newest release Another Long Night Out. You can hear it throughout the day and on Serenade To The City, weeknights from 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
You can purchase Another Long Night Out from Amazon by clicking on the banner below and a part your purchase will come back to support the non-commercial programming on WCLK. Thank you.
Morris Baxter and Fonda Smith have your ride in to work each Monday through Friday, 6a-10a. Fonda has your news and traffic, and Morris has the music to get you ready for your day and his daily motivations to help you make the most of the day. Morning Jazz with Morris In The Morning, right here on member supported 91.9 WCLK.
The Atlanta Citizen Review Board was created to allow citizens to file complaints and be heard with regards to allegations of police or correctional officer misconduct in our city. In light of recent high profile violent events involving police shootings of young African Americans in communities around the country, ACRB Executive Director Lee Reid appeared on The WCLK Public Affairs Block to discuss the board's ongoing work and initiatives and the process by which citizens can be heard in Atlanta in the event of alleged police misconduct.
Nina Hickson is a former juvenile court judge. She serves as chair of the legislative issues and public affairs committee for the Buckhead-Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a national service organization. She is featured this weekend on the WCLK Public Affairs Block, talking about the importance of voting in local elections with regards to local injustices.
Here is the Op-Ed piece penned by Hickson about this issue:
MICHAEL BROWN’S DEATH: A WAKE UP CALL TO AN APATHETIC COMMUNITY
Your Health Connection for October features Breast Cancer Awareness Month, surviving the diagnosis and treatment. Host JaQuitta Williams, a survivor herself, is joined by fellow survivor Ebony Steele and Dr. Jackie Walters. They will take your calls live about getting beyond the pink ribbons and cliches and getting on with the choices and issues involved when you live with breast cancer yourself or have a loved one who lives with it. Your Health Connection airs Wednesday, October 15 at 6pm exclusively on WCLK.