Clark Atlanta University is proud to host the 2015 Washington Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders for the second straight year. During June and July, 50 #MandelaFellows will participate in academic and leadership institutes in Atlanta, Georgia!
Thanks to friends of WCLK and fans of Natalie Cole for packing Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for our 41st Anniversary Concert. If you were there you were part of a magical performance. Congratulations also for our WCLK Jazz Legacy Award winners. The 2015 recipients of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazz Legacy Awards are: Juanita Baranco, CEO, Baranco Automotive Group for Mercedes Benz of Buckhead; John Eaves, Ph.D, Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners; Jazz Legend Freddy Cole.
Your support of WCLK and jazz in Atlanta is a beautiful thing to behold. Thank you.
David Murray is a saxophonist who has played on records across the musical spectrum. Join us for Jazz Night In America With Christian McBride from NPR Sunday at 7pm on 91.9 WCLK as we feature his four man clarinet summit, recorded at the 2015 Winter Jazzfest. Winter, ahh. WCLK is your home for NPR Jazz.
For more about Jazz Night with Christian McBride from NPR and this performance, click here.
WCLK would like to thank our new Business Member Giwayen Mata, presenting a Salute To Men, an African drum and dance concert honoring the struggles, victories and celebrations of manhood. This event takes place Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Drew Charter Senior Acadamy Theater, 300 East Lake Boulevard in Atlanta 30317.
Giwayen Mata Member Zuri Jordan stopped by the station to talk about this inspiring event with Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take.
For more information on Giwayen Mata and this event, click here.
African American men die from prostate cancer at a rate twice that of caucasian men. However, prostate cancer is not always fatal, especially if detected early on. The Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University is dedicated to unlocking the genomic key to curing this cancer, and also committed to training the next generation of leading African American biologists.
Offering features the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson as interpreted by vocalist and composer Charenee Wade. Artists appearing on Offering include Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen will be featuring this record throughout the day on WCLK and particularly during Serenade To The City overnight weeknights, as the music and messages passed on by Gil Scott-Heron in the 1960s and 1970s resonate all to loudly in 2015.
WCLK celebrates dads this Father's Day Weekend with a special edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, Saturday morning at 7am. Writers and journalists Nick Chiles and Josh Levs join Kiplyn for a open, honest conversation about the realities of parenting for men in 2015. Both men are fathers who explore the dynamics of what it means to be an African American dad(Chiles), or a new father trying to be 'there' for his kids in a corporate economy that doesn't make it easy to do.
Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Green's world forever changed when his daughter Ana died in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. He has taken his feelings and produced a jazz opus called Beautiful Life. Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride airs Sunday at 7pm on WCLK and will feature a live performance of Beautiful Life.
WCLK's ongoing discussion about restorative justice issues continued on The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus on June 13 when she welcomed Georgia's new Commissioner of the Department of Community Supervision, a new Georgia state department tasked with eliminating redundancies, streamlining services and enhancing communication among the probation and parole divisions of state government.
In May, Governor Nathan Deal named Michael Nail, executive director of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, as commissioner of the new agency.
Programming this week on WCLK is made possible in part by Bridgebuilders, a proud WCLK Business Member, presenting "Your Brain's Health, a Forum of Caregiving and Aging Successfully" in partnership with Emory's Alzheimer Disease Research Center.
This forum takes place Saturday, June 20th, 9a until 2p at the Hilton Garden In, 3437 Bobby Brown Parkway in East Point. The forum is open to the public and registration includes lunch.
More information is available at 404-765-4300 and online by clicking here.