WCLK Public Affairs is always looking for great community engagement success stories. When we heard about a group that has been feeding homeless people downtown for nearly 30 years, we decided to feature them on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
Charles Storne is the Coordinator for the Feeding The Homeless Program at the Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church. He has been leading an effort since 1988 that has resulted in feeding between 800-900 people a fresh hot breakfast every Saturday morning, staffed and funded entirely by volunteers.
WCLK is Atlanta's exclusive home of The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International, heard each Saturday morning from 8a-10a after the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
Tavis has a new book out, written in collaboration with David Ritz, called Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year. This is a work of history and fiction, in which Smiley takes the reader behind the scenes of the tumultuous final year of King's life, when many in the movement began to turn their backs on MLK's anti-war and anti-poverty efforts.
WCLK would like to thank Krispy Kreme Donuts in the Historic West End for providing Hot Donuts Now for our morning pledge drive volunteers. We get our day started with these classic southern pastries, cooked up just down the road from the AUC. We encourage you to stop by their shop and have some donuts today to show your support.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added the latest release from Chick Corea's Trio, featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade. Listen for it overnight and on WCLK's Mainstream Jazz Stream.
From Chick Corea.com: Trilogy is a triple-CD set recorded live around the world with Chick’s spectacularly virtuosic trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Christian and Brian are both star leaders in their own right (and previously the rhythmic backbone in Corea’s Five Peace Band).
Norman Brown joins Brian Culbertson for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert on Friday, October 17 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Today, he dropped by Morning Jazz to talk about his music with Morris Baxter and Kerwin D. Sims during our Fall Membership Campaign. Brown joined us in asking you to become a WCLK Member today by calling Pledge Central at 404-880-8807.
Because Jazz 91.9 WCLK is member-supported public radio, your contribution is a vital part of bringing jazz and information to your community. Not only that, member support is WCLK’s largest and most reliable source of revenue. More than half of our annual operating budget comes from the generous support of listeners like you.
Renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry was in Atlanta on Friday to talk about his partnership with Bishop T.D. Jakes and his School of Leadership, and stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to show his support for the station’s 40th Anniversary Fall Membership Drive!
Georgia's voter registration deadline for the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6. If you don't vote, you don't count. Join Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as she talks about efforts to make sure underrepresented people aren't left out on voting day.
Kiplyn will talk with Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who has helped lead the voting rights fight for 50 plus years. She'll also talk with Sam Aguilar with GALEO, which is driving Georgia's hispanic voter registration efforts.
Today is day 2 of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Membership Drive. If you haven’t taken the time to call in your pledge of support, you can still do so by calling 404-880-8807 or click here to make your secure pledge on-line.