WCLK Public Affairs Block

Saturdays from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM

The WCLK Public Affairs Block airs Saturdays from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM featuring in depth news along with insightful commentary from noteworthy guests from the business, education, government, community and civic sectors.  Segments include WCLK Community Focus, The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, CAUnow and Fulton Focus.

WCLK's Public Affairs Block Producer is Rob Maynard.  If you have a suggestion for a community group or issue you think should be featured on one of our programs you can call the WCLK Community Engagement Line at 404-880-6211 or email rmaynard@cau.edu.

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Community Engagement
2:46 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Women 2 Women Conference March 14 Honors Edie Fraser, Susan Taylor

Pearl Cleage

This year’s Women 2 Women Conference takes place on Saturday, March 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Downtown.  This year’s plenary speaker is Atlanta Playwright and Best Selling Author Pearl Cleage.  Honorees include Essence Magazine Editor In Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor and Edie Fraser .

Women 2 Women Conference/Young Eventions Group Founder Sonjia Waller Young, and Women 2 Women Conference Honoree Edie Fraser joined WCLK's Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am to talk about it.

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Community Engagement
2:12 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Join WCLK-Local Take Panel On Restorative Justice Sun 3/1@ National Center for Civil & Human Rights

Paula Scher has designed a large-scale mural for the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
Credit Paula Scher

WCLK welcomes you as Kiplyn Primus leads a Local Take discussion on Restorative Justice Sunday, March 1 from 2pm until 4pm at the National Center For Civil and Human Rights.  Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and the community at large.

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Community Engagement
6:36 am
Sat February 21, 2015

African American Juvenile Justice Project On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

A better justice system would be one that provided for a life and a path for the offender as well as the crime victim.  The disproportionate incarceration of young black men in America leaves many of them with no chance without some measure of reform in the way we all view the system.  Kiplyn Primus will talk about it live at a National Center for Civil and Human Rights/PNC Bank Panel Discussion at the museum on Sunday March 1.  This morning on the Local Take on 91.9 FM WCLK Kiplyn was joined by Panelist Sherri Jefferson, founder of the African  American Juvenile Justice Project for a conv

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Arts
11:46 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Fahamu Pecou Talks Life, Art, New High Exhibit

Fahamu Pecou Life Aint Been No Crystal Stare 2007

Fahamu Pecou is a multi-media artist, performer and scholar who is the contemporary artistic counterpoint to the work of Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam in the new exhibit Imagining New Worlds at Atlanta's High Museum.  He stopped by WCLK to chat with Kiplyn Primus in a Local Take segment about life, art, and culture.  You can hear it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven before Tavis.

For more information about Fahamu Pecou, click here.

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Community Engagement
10:36 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Judge Nina Hickson Talks Protecting Georgia's Women & Children On WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday

Nina R. Hickson

Bills pending in the current Georgia Legislature include several impacting sex trafficking, stalking, harassment and domestic violence.  Georgia law covering these issues is woefully out of date in ways that cost lives annually.  Is there bi-partisan support to change this session? 

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Community Engagement
10:25 am
Thu February 5, 2015

The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus Takes On Sex Trafficking In ATL Saturday @7a

Sex trafficking is a horrendous reality in Atlanta, where our city is recognized as a hub for men(predominantly) looking for underage minors to exploit.  As part of WCLK's responsibility as a public broadcast licensee we engage with our community whether the picture is pretty or not.

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Community Engagement
12:21 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus Focuses On Mental Illness In The Community

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at seven before Tavis, as we take a live, hour long look at mental illness in the community in advance of Mental Health Day at the State Capitol, coming up on Tuesday, January 20.

Our experts will include Monica Parker from the State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Dr. Malaika Berkeley from the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Atlanta.

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Community Engagement
6:57 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Atlanta Area Leaders Discuss Atlanta 2015 With Kiplyn Primus On The Local Take Saturday 7a

Atlanta City Council President(and WCLK Member) Ceasar Mitchell

The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus focuses on issues and personalities that work across our community.  Join us Saturday morning at 7a for a special edition of The Local Take as Kiplyn talks about the state of our city with community leaders including Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May, and Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves. Community news and information that matters to you, exclusively on WCLK.

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Community Engagement
7:59 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Features Jobs Help, Food Tips, and How To Avoid Being A Crime Victim

Fulton Focus is a monthly public affairs program on WCLK airing third Saturdays at 7:30a as part of the WCLK Public Affairs Block. 

The December edition of the program features Jason Lane, a Job Development Specialist for the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department  Office of Workforce Development, for a discussion about Fulton County job development for prospective employees or employers.

Fulton County Police Corporal Maureen Smith talks about ways you can "harden the target" to make yourself less likely to be a victim of crime.

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Community Engagement
11:13 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Life South Community Blood Centers Joins The Local Take

Life South Community Blood Centers are a partner with WCLK's Local Take On Health Community Forum this weekend at North Dekalb Mall.  Life South is a life-saving part of community health efforts and we encourage you to roll up your sleeves and support them.

John Andrews, District Development Coordinator for Life South, joined the special Health Forum edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus to talk about the importance of donating blood, and why Life South is an important part of the community.

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