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.

This week on The Local Take I talk with Kalin Thomas from the Wren's Nest about their call for mentors

Ms. Thomas provides a history of The Wren's Nest, the oldest house museum in Georgia, and the former home of author Joel Chandler Harris

This week on The Local Take I discuss #RaiseTheAgeGA with attorney Sherri Jefferson.

Ms. Jefferson explains the reasons that she began this quest in 2005. Seventeen year olds are charged as adults and incarcerated with adults.  Even though in every other social construct if you are 17 you are not considered an adult.  You cannot legally buy alcohol or tobacco products, get married or enter the military without your parent's consent.

This year New York and North Carolina raised the age in their states.  

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by Georgia Cares.  Saturday, August 5 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on WCLK,  I'll talk with Sharonda Madison of Georgia Cares about Medicare and the upcoming Open Enrollment period which will begin October 15. 

The Local Take Features CAU 2017 Young African Leaders

Jul 28, 2017

For the fourth year The Local Take speaks with a few of the Young African Leaders matriculating at Clark Atlanta University this summer as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Begun in 2014 it's the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people from the continent of Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

Recently on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with Yvette Cantrell from BridgeBuilders, Inc. about their upcoming Healthy Aging forum which will focus on the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. This event takes place on Saturday, July 29 from 8:30am-2:30pm at the Dennard Conference Center on the campus of Atlanta Technical College 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

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