WCLK Public Affairs Block

Saturdays from 7:00 AM until 8:00 AM

WCLK Public Affairs programming 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.  Each week, alternating Saturdays, the public affairs program is comprised of four main shows: WCLK Profiles, The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, CAUnow and Fulton Focus, respectively.

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

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Community Engagement
7:53 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Tax Day Is Tuesday April 15. Here Are Some Last Minute Tips

Mark Green from the Internal Revenue Service stopped by WCLK to remind our listeners and members that Tuesday is Tax Day.  He also gave us some good last minute tips to ensure that you pay what you owe, receive back what is due you, and keep things straight with Uncle Sam.

For plenty of information about e-filing, the Earned Income Tax Credit, extension forms and more, you can find the IRS by clicking here.  You can also phone them up for last minute information at 800-829-1040.

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Community Engagement
9:48 am
Tue April 1, 2014

SCLC Women Honor Evelyn Lowery, Michelle Obama, Sybrina Fulton As Drum Majors For Justice

SCLC Women celebrate their 35th Drum Major For Justice Gala Friday night April 4.  This year's event honors the legacy of Dr. Evelyn G. Lowery, their organizational founder.  SCLS Women Interim President Scarlet Pressley Brown joined Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take on WCLK to talk about SCLC Women and the great women being honored at the Gala, including Michelle Obama(who will not appear in person) and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin.

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Community Engagement
12:12 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

CAU Interim VP Trisa Long Paschal On CAU Now On WCLK

CAU Now on March 22 featured Interim Clark Atlanta University Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations Trisa Long Paschal, who shared her vision for a strong and sustainable future for one of America's great HBCUs.  You can listen to that conversation on demand here.

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Community Engagement
11:42 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Smart N Up Conference Saturday @ GWCC Features Tavis Smiley

Saturday's Smart N Up Conference features a solution focussed discussion centered toward conquering social injustice within the community.  It will be hosted by Tavis Smiley, but the focus is on bringing young people together to generate their own solutions for endemic poverty and inequality.

From the Smart N Up Facebook:

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Community Engagement
8:35 am
Sat March 15, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Features Vendor Opportunities, Voting, Citizen's University and Diet

Fulton Focus is a production of WCLK and Fulton County Communications.  This month on Fulton Focus we feature Rholanda Stanberry with a discussion of the upcoming Vendor Opportunity Day March 27.  Ericka Davis discusses the upcoming Fulton County Citizen's University.  Fulton County Director of Registration and Elections Richard Barron discusses the registration deadline (April 21) and early voting opportunities in the upcoming May 20 Primary Election.  And in honor of March being Nutrition Month, Fulton County Registered Dietician Rachel Agnew stops by to talk about making healthy choices

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Community Engagement
2:42 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Links Calls Georgians To Action Over Medicaid Expansion, Child Welfare

Judge Gail Tusan

Join WCLK Saturday morning at 7:00am for the Public Affairs Block.  This weekend we'll hear from Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan, who represents the Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc..  The Links is calling on all Georgians to support the expansion of Medicaid and improved attention to child welfare across the state.

Georgia Chapters of The Links, Inc. to gather at the Capitol to Rally for Medicaid Expansion and Child Welfare Reform

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Community Engagement
9:25 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Fulton Focus Debriefs On County Services During Our Recent Winter Storms

Fulton Focus is a monthly presentation of WCLK and the Fulton County Office of Communications.  On this month's program host Rob Maynard was joined by Fulton County Fire Chief Larry Few, Transportation Program Manager Victor Robinson, and Office of Aging Program Manager Kenn Vanhoose for a look at how Fulton County Government assisted citizens in during our recent winter storms.

You can find more information about Fulton County Government  programs and initiatives by  visiting their website here.

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Community Engagement
9:45 am
Sat February 8, 2014

City Of Atlanta Provides Vendor Training, Opportunities To Small Business

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is accepting applications for the 2014 Small Business Development Program.  This 12 week training program is designed to train contractors in sewer rehabilitation and construction management.  Graduates of this program will be prepared to bid on and execute work on city authorized projects.  Applications are available online by clicking here, or you can call 404-546-3200.

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Arts
10:27 am
Thu February 6, 2014

CAU Galleries Art Auction Sunday 2-5pm-Renowned Artists Celebrate Richard A. Long

Sunday afternoon February 9 from 2-5pm is the time and CAU's Trevor Arnett Hall is the place for Ascending Yellow at the Clark Atlanta University Galleries.  This festive celebration of great visual and spoken word arts will feature an auction of internationally renowned artwork with proceeds going towards the historic permanent collection at CAU.  Broadway and television actress Lisa Arrindell Anderson will emcee.

The Clark Atlanta University Galleries are located in Trevor Arnett Hall on the CAU Campus.

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Community Engagement
9:04 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Fulton County and Sister Love Observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Fri Feb 7

Friday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  There are a number of events taking place in and around Atlanta, including an event at Greenbriar Mall Friday afternoon.

As part of WCLK's Fulton Focus program we were joined by Fulton County Health Department Official Veronica Hartwell, and Dazon Dixon Diallo, founder of Sister Love.  Sister Love was founded in Atlanta in 1989 and is a volunteer group of women interested in educating Atlanta, and especially communities of women, about AIDS prevention, self-help and safer sex techniques.

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