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
11:00 am
Sat June 27, 2015

Mandela Washington Fellows At CAU, Featured On The Local Take On WCLK

Funme Ilori, Munya Dodo, Kiplyn Primus,Selly Kane, Napoleon Nyanhi(L-R)

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!

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Community Engagement
10:42 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Giwayen Mata Salute To Men Featuring African Drums Sunday 3pm @ Drew Charter

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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Community Engagement
12:24 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

WCLK Celebrates Fathers On The Local Take, Saturday at 7am

Credit Sukanto Debnath / Creative Commons

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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Community Engagement
4:33 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Kiplyn Primus Talks With Georgia's New Commissioner of Community Supervision

Credit Donkey Hotey / Creative Commons

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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Community Engagement
11:23 am
Fri June 5, 2015

WCLK Public Affairs Block Discusses African Americans In World War II on 71st Anniversary of D-Day

Black American GIs, Park Street, Bristol - During World War II
Credit Paul Townshend / Creative Commons

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.

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Community Engagement
2:01 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Human Sex Trafficking Problems, Solutions Saturday Morning 7a On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

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.

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Arts
2:00 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

A Gentleman's Agreement And The Baseball Color Line @ SW Arts Center May 28-31

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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Community Engagement
10:19 am
Sat May 9, 2015

WCLK At ABL's 37th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday

The Atlanta Business League's 37th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon takes place Tuesday, May 12 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. WCLK's Kiplyn Primus will be reporting live from this event during Midday Jazz featuring Rivablue. This year's honorees include John Somerhalder II with AGL Resources, Willie Burks with Resurgens Risk Management, Ingrid Saunders Jones with the National Council of Negro Women, and Lonnie Saboor with Invest Atlanta.

ABL Board Membership Vice Chair Edward Hartley spoke with Rob Maynard about this year's event on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

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Community Engagement
9:11 am
Tue May 5, 2015

GA DOT Partners with WCLK To Share Georgia Commute Options

The Georgia DOT is a proud supporter of WCLK. Their current focus is on commute options that will achieve fewer cars on Atlanta roads, cleaner air for all of us, and less stress all the way around.

GA DOT Media Spokesperson Natalie Dale joins Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven to talk about it:

What can you do?

Courtesy of gacommuteoptions.com

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Community Engagement
10:46 am
Thu April 30, 2015

The Local Take On WCLK Talks Restorative Justice, "Law And Order"

Scene of Nicholas Taft Thomas shooting, Smyrna GA 3/24/15

Join us Saturday morning at seven for The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus as we continue our ongoing series of interactive talk programs about Restorative Justice. Kiplyn will be joined by City of Atlanta Restorative Justice Board Member Artis Brunson, and they will take your calls, live. The recent upsurge in high profile police killings of young black men here and around the country has taken the issue of criminal justice reform off the back burner.

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