Arts
2:01 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play

Jay Edwards Hosts Jazz Tones On WCLK Saturdays 2-6p

Jay Edwards chatted with playwright and musician Jacqueline Clay Chester on Jazz Tones Saturday.  Ms. Chester's play A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama: A One Act Play,  will be performed  at the Southwest Arts Center March 15-17 at 8pm.

Chester's play suggests its plot in the title, with Malcom's ghost appearing in the White House and the conversation that ensues between these two transformative African American leaders.

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Politics
9:51 am
Thu March 7, 2013

What Do The Atlanta Falcons Owe The Community? Check Out The Local Take On WCLK

Vine City, Georgia Dome

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take Saturday morning at 7:30a on WCLK.

The Atlanta Falcons want to build a new stadium to replace The Georgia Dome, part of it paid for with tax dollars.  Will the club build it downtown or will it be in the suburbs?

What do the Atlanta Falcons owe the communities surrounding their proposed stadium, our neighborhood?

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Kiplyn Primus is your host for Community Engagement on WCLK on The Local Take, heard at 7:30a the second Saturday each month and other times as events warrant.

She has a degree from the Howard University School of Communications  a graduate business degree from Clark Atlanta University. 

Kiplyn has a diverse professional media background at print and broadcast and then web outlets with stops along the way at Essence Communication and AOL, among others.

Arts
3:05 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Cast of Fela! Stops By The Midday Jazz Swing With Nicole Sweeney

L-R Melanie Marshall, Adesola Osakalumi, Nicole Sweeney, Gelan Lambert
Credit Ray Cornelius

The Tony Award-Winning Musical Fela! is in performance at Atlanta's Fox Theatre through March 6.  This sight and sound spectacular tells the story of one of the most compelling figures in modern African music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Kuti, who essentially invented Afro-beat, blending jazz, funk, and African music stylings, attempted to live the live of a politically aware artist in the midst of military dictatorship in his native Nigeria.  Fela! tells this amazing story through music and dance.

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Jazz
1:53 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

February Jazzette - Jazz 91.9 WCLK Newsletter

…staying on track with your New Year’s goals?  Saxy Keys Showdown; create and give:  Shoebox Campaign 2013; trivia, live music , events and more in the February issue of the Jazzette.  Click here.  

Politics
12:35 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Amiri Baraka Stops By WCLK To Discuss Du Bois, The Movement, Django Unchained

Amiri Baraka is one of the most recognized and lauded writers and poets of his generation, and one of the most widely respected and published African American writers this side of James Baldwin.

Baraka was in Atlanta and at Clark Atlanta University for the CAU History Department's W. E. B. Du Bois and the Wings Of Atlanta 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference.

Baraka stopped in to chat with Jay Edwards about the challenges faced by all of those in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.

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Community Engagement
11:47 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Women's History Month On WCLK

March is Women's History Month, and WCLK will acknowledge this with a series of vignettes about incredible women throughout the modern era.

These vignettes are made possible by The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, supporting strong women and supporting WCLK.  The vignettes are hosted by Tavis Smiley.

For more information about The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, click here.

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E. J. Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Nobel Prize, Presidential Medal Of Freedom Winner

Jazz 91.9 WCLK in partnership with the International Television Services will conduct beta version field testing of OVEE, a new social screening platform for watching television.  OVEE is a digital engagement platform which allows Jazz 91.9 to better serve communities by administering live, online screenings of most public broadcasting programs while interacting with participants in real time.

WCLK will host a variety of 30 to 60 minute public and invitation only video screenings now through June 2013 which will be moderated by station staff, interesting personalities and public radio influencers.   All a user would need in order to participate in a screening is a computer with internet access.   

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