The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Saturday Mornings 7am

The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus features discussions about critical issues facing Atlanta and profiles of organizations doing important work in the communities served by WCLK. As public broadcasters it is part of our mission to engage with the community and feature people and issues that aren't always covered by mainstream, commercial media outlets.

Kiplyn Primus is a graduate of Howard University and Clark Atlanta University and has a long career in public and commercial media. She is a veteran facilitator for StoryCorps' Atlanta studio, and has written extensively on global and local initiatives for a number of publications.

The Local Take Talks WALK TO END LUPUS NOW April 21st

Apr 14, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Steve Evans, President and CEO of Lupus Foundation of America - Georgia Chapter. He shares that  Lupus is an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that affects 55,000 Georgians, mostly women aged 18 - 45.  He goes on to explain that the disease can impact anyone at any age including men and even teenagers.  Like most disease's LUPUS impacts communities of color disproportionally.  Evans shares that over 55,000 Georgians are impacted by the disease.

This week on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with former North Carolina Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who was appointed by the White House as Regional Director of Region 4 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May 2017.

In her role, Ms. Ellmers is responsible for the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as six federally recognized tribes; making Region 4 the largest of ten regions.

Coming up Saturday morning at 8:00 on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Stephanie Jackson, Education Specialist with LifeLink Foundation about the need for organ donors. Ms. Jackson explains that LifeLink assists the more than 5,000 citizens in our state in need of organ, tissue or eye transplants.  She tells us that an organ donor can assist 8 people with life. Tissue and eye donors can assist up to 75 people to make their lives better. 

This week on The Local Take I spoke with Becky Raffalovich with Atlanta's Dogwood Festival about the Annual High School Art Exhibition. The 82nd Annual Dogwood Festival is taking place April 13 - 15 at Piedmont Park.  The festival will begin at 12noon on Friday, April 13 and run through  Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. WCLK will be broadcasting live from the festival on Saturday and Sunday April 14 and 15, so come by our tent and say hello.

Saturday morning at 8:00 on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Camille Ziegler, President of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta about their upcoming Celebration of Excellence. Ms. Ziegler explains that this year's event taking place on April 14th will celebrate "Excellence" in diverse disciplines with a focus on Justice Reform. 

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