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.

Power Rising Comes to Atlanta - Star Jones a Founder

Feb 17, 2018

On the February 17 edition of  The Local Take I speak with former prosecutor and member of television's The View Star Jones.  Jones and I discuss the 2018 Power Rising Conference taking place in Atlanta.   Jones is President and a member of the Board of Directors of National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

As one of the founders she shares with us information about the conference and how it came to be from a Congressional Black Caucus Women's meeting.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Dr. Barbara Combs, Associate Professor of Sociology at Clark Atlanta University about the upcoming W. E. B. Du Bois annual symposium. The symposium is Feb. 22 - 23 at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center. 

This year the symposium theme is Examining Race and Economic Inequality on the 150th Anniversary of the birth of WEB Du Bois and the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. the public is welcome to attend and can register here.

The Local Take will host PNC Bank Second  Annual Black History Month Breakfast on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.  This year the focus is on African American Athletes who succeeded on and off the field of play. Throughout February you can hear daily vignettes from PNC Bank on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK saluting Atlanta's African American athletes.   I talked about the salutes with PNC Regional President for Georgia, Eddie Meyers.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Leah Daughtry, one of the founders of the Power Rising conference taking place in Atlanta February 23  - 25 at Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. 

Leah shares with us how the conference came to be, explaining that they are reaching out to African American women who are the largest and most consistent voting block in the country.  Black women in the USA command 1.3 Trillion in spending power. 

Join me at a new time, Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 a.m.  for The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   I speak with WCLK's own Morris Baxter about his upcoming Birthday Celebration on February 15 at Revel, partially benefiting the Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra.   Morris explains that he became familiar with this organization when they reached out to him and his daughter, an aspiring cellist, about joining their group.  He was so impressed with this organizati

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