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.  Featured segments include, The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, and CAU Now.

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.

Yoichi Okamoto - Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Image Serial Number: W425-21

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University presents a celebration of 95 years of educating competent social workers on Saturday, October 3.  The program begins at 9:30AM with a social justice walk around the CAU Campus, followed by two mid-day symposiums focused on “The contributions of HBCUs to the Profession” and “The role of Social Workers in the Struggle for Voting Rights”. The Evening of Elegance Gala caps off the celebration and includes a keynote address by Clark Atlanta University President, Ronald A.

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is a proud supporter of WCLK. They also support small businesses. They are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Small Business Development Program, designed to train contractors in sewer rehabilitation and construction management, a program designed to allow more people to bid on Atlanta's $4 billion in scheduled infrastructure upgrades.

Sue Ross joined me on the WCLK Public Affairs Block to talk about it.

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta

The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta celebrates 25 years of providing a cultural and creative outlet for African American Youth with their Taste of YEA fundraising event Saturday evening August 8 at the Rialto Center for The Performing Arts at Georgia State University downtown.

This years' event will feature performances by the ensemble, as well as a special tribute and All That You Are Award to Wendy Raquel Robinson.

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.