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.

Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 AM on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll explore a recent phenomenon of African Americans returning to the African continent.  I talked with Dr. Sharita Yazid about her repatriation to Ghana. She shares the mistakes people make when they move and how to do it the right way.  It is estimated that over 3,000 African Americans now reside in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Saturday, March 24 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk about Women's History Month with Attorney Bettieann Hart, a member of the Georgia Coalition of Black Women.  This year the coalition will honor one of their own, Dr. Rita Jackson Samuels.  Ms. Hart explains that while Dr. Samuels got her start in the civil rights arena working for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., she went on to become the first African American woman to serve on the personal staff for a Governor of the State of Georgia. 

Saturday, March 17 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Dr. Zandraetta Tims-Cook joined me in the studio to talk about HIV/AIDS Awareness Month for Women and Girls. I asked her why we are in epidemic mode and what can women do to end the spread of HIV.

She talked about the Heather Ivy Society, a group of professional women who gather to support each other without fear of stigma. Some of the women are positive and some are there for support.

Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, The Local Take concludes a special two part re-broadcast with an update about The Weeping Time.  Dr. Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson about his ongoing efforts to commemorate the anniversary of the largest recorded single day sale of enslaved humans in the history of the United States.  It happened in Savannah on March 2 - 3, 1859.

Two years ago I spoke with Dr. Kwesi deGraft -Hanson about his discovery of The Weeping Time.  The Weeping Time refers to the largest documented sell off of enslaved humans ever recorded in North America. It happened in Savannah, Georgia. This weekend marks the 159th Anniversary. Saturday morning at 8:00am on The Local Take We'll revisit that conversation with the first of a two part special edition.

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