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.

Atlanta Thyroid Cancer Support Group Forming

Jul 18, 2015

Judy O'Reilly is a thyroid cancer survivor that we featured on Your Health Connection earlier this year. Thyroid cancer is relatively uncommon, and most people don't understand how this small gland on your neck helps run your body. When it is attacked by cancer, the therapy and side effects can be daunting.

Georgia's Win List

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis Smiley. Her guest Saturday is Adrienne White. White is Chair of Georgia's Win List. This is a political action committee dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia by recruiting and training women to seek political office.

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As part of her ongoing series of discussions and programs about Restorative Justice, Kiplyn Primus talks with Tracy Rolle, community advocate and author of NCHARGE, A Guide To Managing A Result Driven Life After Incarceration.

Through her worked with a loved one in the criminal justice system, Rolle developed a knowledge base and some strategies that can help people in prison transition back into society with a legitimate second chance, and help their families keep it together during difficult times.

Clark Atlanta University is proud to host the 2015 Washington Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders for the second straight year. During June and July, 50 ‪#‎MandelaFellows‬ will participate in academic and leadership institutes in Atlanta, Georgia!

WCLK would like to thank our new Business Member Giwayen Mata, presenting a Salute To Men, an African drum and dance concert honoring the struggles, victories and celebrations of manhood. This event takes place Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Drew Charter Senior Acadamy Theater, 300 East Lake Boulevard in Atlanta 30317.

Giwayen Mata Member Zuri Jordan stopped by the station to talk about this inspiring event with Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take.

For more information on Giwayen Mata and this event, click here.

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WCLK celebrates dads this Father's Day Weekend with a special edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, Saturday morning at 7am. Writers and journalists Nick Chiles and Josh Levs join Kiplyn for a open, honest conversation about the realities of parenting for men in 2015. Both men are fathers who explore the dynamics of what it means to be an African American dad(Chiles), or a new father trying to be 'there' for his kids in a corporate economy that doesn't make it easy to do.

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WCLK's ongoing discussion about restorative justice issues continued on The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus on June 13 when she welcomed Georgia's new Commissioner of the Department of Community Supervision, a new Georgia state department tasked with eliminating redundancies, streamlining services and enhancing communication among the probation and parole divisions of state government.

In May, Governor Nathan Deal named Michael Nail, executive director of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, as commissioner of the new agency.

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African Americans who fought in World War II helped win that war, and returned to America with the skills and ideals that helped lead to the subsequent Civil Rights Movement. The work of those veterans resonates across our society even today.

Human Sex Trafficking - Child Sex Trafficking- what do these terms really mean? We’ll discuss this and our city’s reputation as the #1 market for human sex trafficking in the world. WCLK engages our community by shining a light and offering possible solutions Saturday at 7a on The Lcoal Take with Kiplyn Primus.

This program is an on-air preview of the Sunday, May 31 WCLK Local Take men only event on Human Sex Trafficking at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

WCLK's Kerwin D. Sims is not only a member of our development and pledge campaign teams, he's also a playwright and director. His latest play, A Gentleman's Agreement, is a look at the handshake that eliminated black baseball players from the Major Leagues for nearly 60 years. It is in performance May 28-31 at the Southwest Arts Center.

Kerwin took time to speak with Kiplyn Primus about A Gentleman's Agreement for the WCLK Public Affairs Block, airing Saturday morning at 7a.

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