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
7:20 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Fulton Focus Features Voting, E-Learning, and Halloween Safety

Fulton Focus on WCLK is a joint production of WCLK Public Affairs and Fulton County Government Communications.  The October edition of Fulton Focus includes trenchant discussions about early and election day voting, the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library e-Campus online learning program, and Halloween safety tips from the Fulton County Police Department.

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Community Engagement
12:50 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Welcome Home, CAU Grads--Homecoming 2014 Oct 26-Nov 2

Clark Atlanta University welcomes all of our graduates back for CAU Homecoming 2014 Celebrations, running from October 27 through November 2.

For a list of events, click here.

Kiplyn Primus spoke with Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association President Marshall Taggart about Homecoming 2014 in a CAU Now Segment airing inside the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning:

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Community Engagement
7:23 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Atlanta Citizen Review Board Executive Director Talks To WCLK

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board was created to allow citizens to file complaints and be heard with regards to allegations of police or correctional officer misconduct in our city.  In light of recent high profile violent events involving police shootings of young African Americans in communities around the country, ACRB Executive Director Lee Reid appeared on The WCLK Public Affairs Block to discuss the board's ongoing work and initiatives and the process by which citizens can be heard in Atlanta in the event of alleged police misconduct.

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Community Engagement
9:15 am
Sat October 11, 2014

WCLK Community Spotlight Shines On Feeding The Homeless Initiative

Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Volunteers Feed Breakfast To Homeless People.

WCLK Public Affairs is always looking for great community engagement success stories.  When we heard about a group that has been feeding homeless people downtown for nearly 30 years, we decided to feature them on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Charles  Storne is the Coordinator for the Feeding The Homeless Program at the Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He has been leading an effort since 1988 that has resulted in feeding between 800-900 people a fresh hot breakfast every Saturday morning, staffed and funded entirely by volunteers.

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Community Engagement
2:18 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Georgia Voter Registration Deadline is Monday Oct 6. Kiplyn Primus Talks About It With Andrew Young

Georgia's voter registration deadline for the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6.  If you don't vote, you don't count.  Join Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as she talks about efforts to make sure underrepresented people aren't left out on voting day.

Kiplyn will talk with Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who has helped lead the voting rights fight for 50 plus years.  She'll also talk with Sam Aguilar with GALEO, which is driving Georgia's hispanic voter registration efforts.

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Community Engagement
7:26 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Georgia Council For International Visitors Brings The World Together

GCIV and CAU host Russian media delegation

The Georgia Council for International Visitors, or GCIV, works with the U.S Department of State to host emerging world leaders on visits to Georgia. GCIV arranges professional meetings and also invites these visitors to enjoy dinner as a guest in an American home.

A home-cooked meal and some good-old fashioned Georgia hospitality always creates the best and most lasting memories of a young leader's visit.

Citizen diplomacy is an opportunity open to every citizen of State of Georgia.

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Community Engagement
9:36 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Covers Youth 'Can-paign', Aviation Cultural Center, Emergency Preparedness

Fulton Focus is a joint production of WCLK and Fulton County Communications, and covers important Fulton County Government programs and initiatives.  The September edition of Fulton Focus aired in the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning, September 20.  You can listen to the interviews here:

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Community Engagement
8:43 am
Fri September 12, 2014

National Black MBA Association Comes To ATL Sept 16-20

Join Kiplyn Primus for a Local Take Segment Saturday morning in the 7am hour as she talks with Jesse J. Tyson, CEO and President of the National Black MBA Association, which is holding it's annual conference and exhibition in Atlanta September 16-20.  What are the challenges and opportunities for those who have gone the extra mile to gain the graduate status of Masters of Business Administration?

We'll talk about it on The Local Take, part of the Public Affairs Block on WCLK, Saturday mornings at 7am before Tavis, exclusively on WCLK.

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Community Engagement
2:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

WCLK Takes On Police Violence And Young Black Men-On The Local Take

Michael Brown

The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously  18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?

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Community Engagement
8:43 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund Highlights Blank Family Foundation Work In The Community

Kiplyn Primus is joined on The Local Take On WCLK by Frank Fernandez, Vice President of Community Development for the Arthur M.

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