Your Health Connection on WCLK featured a timely and important discussion of triple negative breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a fascinating twist for listeners, our host JaQuitta Williams was also the guest survivor featured on the program. She is a survivor of this particularly tough form of the disease, which disproportionately affects young people and African Americans.
JaQuitta was joined by leading Atlanta Surgeon Dr. Rogsbert Phillips-Reed, who operated on her and has helped many Atlantans through the ordeal of breast cancer over the years.
The legendary Sergio Mendes hits ATL next week as part of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Jazz Roots Series "A Night In Rio" concert on Saturday night October 26. He called in to chat with Jamal Ahmad recently about his music, and this fascinating tour.
Brazilian Music is based on its indigenous Indian, African and European roots. The rhythms were refined in the 1950’s by composers João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Dori Caymmi.
One of the very best new releases out right now is Trombone Shorty’s “Say That to Say This” on Verve Records. WCLK is currently playing Shortyville , Long Weekend, and Be My Lady throughout the day for your New Orleans pleasure.
Purchase the new record from Amazon via the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to listener supported Jazz 91.9 WCLK.
WCLK and our partners at the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic development are mourning the loss of our friend and courageous advocate for prostate cancer awareness Ralph C. T. Franklin. On Sunday, October 13, Franklin died from complications due to prostate cancer. He was 62.
The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is going LOCAL and bringing healthcare information to our Community. You can join Kiplyn Primus on the air live Saturday morning at 7am to discuss your questions about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.
Later Saturday we hope to see you at the WCLK Community Health Forum at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA at 1600 Pryor Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30315. The event takes place Saturday, October 19, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The Buckhead-Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is made up of leading Atlanta-area African American women who are committed to making a difference in our city's horrific human trafficking problem. They do this by raising public awareness and by supporting organizations that are saving girls and women from the sex trade and allowing them space to heal and try to build normal lives.
WCLK is playing cuts from the first new Earth Wind & Fire record in 8 years, called Now, Then & Forever. You can hear Love is Law, Guiding Lights, Splashes, and My Promise in WCLK's rotation throughout the day, according to WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen.
Here's a short review of the current record from P. J.:
The Joseph E. Lowery Institute For Justice and Human Rights presents I've Known Rivers, a theatrical and musical celebration of the life of Joseph E. Lowery, celebrating his 92nd birthday. The event takes place Sunday, October 6 at 6pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the Morehouse University Campus.
The event will feature Emcee Steve Harvey, special musical guest Jamie Foxx, and the Joseph E. Lowery Agent of Change Award to be given to Atlanta based filmmaker Tyler Perry.