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.

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.

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:

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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.

The United Way of Greater Atlanta's annual Spring Shoebox Campaign gives homeless women and children whimsically-decorated shoeboxes filled with toiletries and neccessities that we probably take for granted, but they cannot. United Way is taking donations of decorated shoeboxes filled these items at drop-off points across Atlanta through May 1. You can also "give" a shoebox online by clicking here.

Congressman David Scott's 13th District encompasses much of Atlanta's South and Southwest Metro Area, and much of WCLK's listening audience. His annual job fair takes place Friday, April 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in College Park. The event takes place from 10a-3p.

Representative Scott called WCLK's Kiplyn Primus to talk about it during the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

From David Scott's website, about this event:

Faron Manuel is a Clark Atlanta University student, artist and art curator.  His latest effort as a curator is entitled Negritude, and is currently on display at the CAU Art Galleries.

Author, Columnist and Screenwriter Michelle Gordon Jackson takes on the One Drop Rule in her book Light, Bright, and Damn Near White: Black Leaders Created By The One Drop Rule. Kiplyn Primus spoke with her about what yesterday's racial social engineering still has to do with today's, in a provocative conversation designed to engage the community.

You can hear The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus during the WCLK Public Affairs Block on Saturday mornings at 7a before the Tavis Smiley Show from PRI.

This year’s Women 2 Women Conference takes place on Saturday, March 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Downtown.  This year’s plenary speaker is Atlanta Playwright and Best Selling Author Pearl Cleage.  Honorees include Essence Magazine Editor In Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor and Edie Fraser .

Women 2 Women Conference/Young Eventions Group Founder Sonjia Waller Young, and Women 2 Women Conference Honoree Edie Fraser joined WCLK's Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am to talk about it.

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WCLK welcomes you as Kiplyn Primus leads a Local Take discussion on Restorative Justice Sunday, March 1 from 2pm until 4pm at the National Center For Civil and Human Rights.  Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and the community at large.

A better justice system would be one that provided for a life and a path for the offender as well as the crime victim.  The disproportionate incarceration of young black men in America leaves many of them with no chance without some measure of reform in the way we all view the system.  Kiplyn Primus will talk about it live at a National Center for Civil and Human Rights/PNC Bank Panel Discussion at the museum on Sunday March 1.  This morning on the Local Take on 91.9 FM WCLK Kiplyn was joined by Panelist Sherri Jefferson, founder of the African  American Juvenile Justice Project for a conv

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