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
7:59 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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Community Engagement
10:41 am
Tue December 9, 2014

WCLK Local Take On Health Community Forum Sat-Sun Dec 13-14, North Dekalb Mall

Join us at North Dekalb Mall 2050 Lawrenceville Highway - Decatur, GA on Saturday and Sunday, December 13th & 14th 12:00 NOON – 4 PM for the 2nd Annual WCLK Local Take on HEALTH community forum.  Congressman Hank Johnson is our honorary host, and he’s bringing representatives from Veterans Administration to assist with veterans issues. Dr. Pam Roshell from Health and Human Services will lead our Ask The Doctor Panel.  We also have entertainment from Kaiser Permanente’s Theatre Troupe, The 85 South band and the Stone Mountain Academy of the Arts dance team.

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Community Engagement
2:39 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

U.S. Dept of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell Visits CAU On Listening Tour

U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell visited Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday for a listening session with CAU students, as part of a national tour highlighting the Obama Administration's Higher Education Agenda.  He also stopped by WCLK to discuss college affordability and opportunity, as he leads efforts to reach President Obama’s 2020 goal, for our nation to once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world.

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Community Engagement
7:36 am
Sat November 22, 2014

WCLK Public Affairs Block Features Elisabeth Omilami, Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless

Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless has been helping people in the Atlanta Metro area for 44 years.  The organization, originally created and driven by the late Hosea Williams, is now headed by Elisabeth Omilami and her husband Afemo.  Elisabeth Omiliami talked with Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless initiatives, including Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the Georgia World Congress Center.

If you would like to learn more about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here.

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Community Engagement
8:22 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Gail Tusan-Washington On Why We Must Fight Human Trafficking In Atlanta

Gail Tusan-Washington addresses panel including Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves at Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc., Community Conversation on Human Trafficking, 11/15/14.

The Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc., led a community conversation about Human Trafficking on November 15, designed to make everyone aware of the costs and destruction created by this modern-era American slavery.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan-Washington talked with Kiplyn Primus about takeaways from this event on a Local Take segment airing Saturday morning at 7a on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Want some sad facts about human trafficking?

Human Trafficking is basically modern day slavery.

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Community Engagement
11:31 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Brings Holiday Food, Fire, and Safety Tips

Fulton Focus is a joint production of Fulton County Government and WCLK Public Affairs.  Saturday's show airs at 7:30am before The Tavis Smiley Show.  This month we feature a discussion about holiday fire safety with Fulton County Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Jack Butler and a conversation with Fulton County Police Officer Roderick Pittman about protecting yourself from crime during the holidays.

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Community Engagement
9:30 am
Thu November 13, 2014

ISB Atlanta Educates and Informs About Muslims, Invites All To Thanksgiving Ecumenical Celebration

The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta/ISB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, apolitical educational organization that provides certified Muslim speakers to promote awareness about Islam and Muslims. Its mission is to counter prejudice and discrimination against Muslim Americans by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and cultural diversity, while building relations between American Muslims and other groups.

ISB Board Member Bassem Fakhoury stopped by to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

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Arts
12:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Black Nativity Returns December 4-21 @ Southwest Arts Center

Black Nativity is a rendition of the Christmas Story with dance, song and gospel music.  This annual inspirational holiday event will be in performance at various times beginning December 4 and running until December 21 at  the Southwest Arts Center.  Producing Director and guiding light for this production is Robert Connor.  He discussed Black Nativity with Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

For more information about Black Nativity including tickets, click here.

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Community Engagement
10:28 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Mental Health In The African American Community

Carolyn McKenzie
Credit Carla Hill

Carolyn McKenzie started the non-profit group Mental Health In The African American Community/MHAAC in the aftermath of a horrible tragedy in which her favorite niece stabbed McKenzie and then killed herself.  McKenzie came to realize that the stereotypes and denial about mental health issues in the community were costing lives and ruining families.  She decided to do something to try to make a difference.

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