Nationally renowned broadcast journalist Susan Stamberg is special correspondent for NPR.

Stamberg is the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program, and has won every major award in broadcasting. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the Radio Hall of Fame. An NPR "founding mother," Stamberg has been on staff since the network began in 1971.

Beginning in 1972, Stamberg served as co-host of NPR's award-winning newsmagazine All Things Considered for 14 years. She then hosted Weekend Edition Sunday, and now serves as guest host of NPR's Morning Edition and Weekend Edition Saturday, in addition to reporting on cultural issues for Morning Edition.

Community Engagement
10:32 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Atlanta Braves, National Center For Civil and Human Rights Celeberate Heritage Events May 2-4

The Atlanta Braves kickoff their second annual Heritage Weekend May 2-4 with their Champions Luncheon at the 755 Club May 2, a fundraiser for Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights, featuring honorees Joe Barry Carroll, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Edwin Moses, and the Reverend C. T. Vivian.  The Braves play the San Francisco Giants, with Saturday's game featuring both teams saluting their city's Negro League teams with replica uniforms, and the game is followed by a Kool and The Gang concert at Turner Field.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning veteran international correspondent based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Previous to his current role, he covered Europe out of NPR's bureau in London.

Reeves has spent two decades working as a journalist overseas, reporting from a wide range of places including the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia.

A member of the NPR team that won highly prestigious Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University and George Foster Peabody awards for coverage of the conflict in Iraq, Reeves has been honored several times by the South Asian Journalists Association.

Community Engagement
7:51 am
Fri April 25, 2014

BronzeLens Co-Hosts Premiere of Vanishing Pearls

WCLK partner BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) will host the Atlanta Premiere of Nailah Jefferson’s directorial debut documentary VANISHING PEARLS 7:00 PM, Saturday April 26 at the Morehouse College Walter E. Massey Leadership Center-Bank of America Auditorium. Jefferson’s film chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation following the 2010 oil spill in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast. The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime.

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Community Engagement
7:42 am
Fri April 25, 2014

CAU Alumni Association Candidates Forum @ ITC

The Atlanta and DeKalb chapters of the Clark Atlanta University alumni Association Present the: CAUAA National Candidates Forum:

This event will take place April 27 from 4PM to 6PM at The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Franklin Auditorium Classroom Building 2 room 201. This event will give CAU alumni the opportunity to ask the National Presidential candidates questions about their agenda for the National CAUAA Alumni Association before the voting ballots are due.

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Arts
8:14 am
Thu April 24, 2014

An Evening Of Song @ MLK Chapel WCLK Digs Sacred Music

Wendall P. Whalum Community Chorus, 2009 performance @ MLK International Chapel.

Lovers of sacred music and choral music are in for a treat on Sunday April 27 at 7pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.  An Evening of Song is the title of a program that will feature the soaring voices of the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus, the combined Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs, the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society, and the Sister Thea Bowman Scholars from the Lyke House, the Catholic Center for the AUC.

The event is open to the public.

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Jazz
11:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick of The Week-Harvey Mason's Chameleon

Drummer and Composer Harvey Mason has provided the beat for an astounding list of artists, from Frank Sinatra to John Legend, but he's probably best known for playing as part of the Headhunters, with Herbie Hancock.  He's also a founding member of Fourplay.

Mason's new release Chameleon has a little something for everyone, if you are a fan of great beats.

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Mason's new release on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.  You can also hear the new record throughout the day.

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Community Engagement
10:23 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Thanks To Everyone Who Joined Us At Wednesday Winddown. See You Again May 23

Morris Baxter, William Green at WCLK Wednesday Winddown 4/23/14
Credit Gracie Brown

Thanks to everyone who joined us  for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Wednesday Winddown Centennial Olympic Park Concert Series.  Thanks especially to William Green and Kipper Jones, who brought the vibes on a perfect spring evening.

So make your plans to come to Centennial Olympic Park and enjoy Joey Somerville and Marcell McCoy Wednesday May 23 as we continue to celebrate 40 years of providing great Jazz Public Radio to Atlanta!

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