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
3:38 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

How Big Is Your Dream?

Jorel "JFly" Flynn is an artist, drummer, producer, and writer.  He is also the founder of the How BIG Is Your Dream Foundation, a non profit organization whose mission is to promote, educate, and develop the youth in our community to excel in music.

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Community Engagement
8:11 am
Sat May 31, 2014

Atlanta Fulton Public Library Summer Reading Kicks Off

Children and teens are encouraged to join Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Summer Reading Program and Fizz, Boom and Read all summer long.  AFPLS Public Relations and Marketing Director Kelly Robinson-Vann joined WCLK's Community Focus to talk about it.

Here's their press release:

Atlanta – Children and teens are encouraged to join Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program and Fizz, Boom and Read through the summer! Readers of all ages will explore all things science-related during the 2014 Summer Reading Program each library.

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Community Engagement
8:24 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Fulton Focus Features Aviation Cultural Center, Voter Registration, Pool Safety

Fulton County is your government at your service.  This month on Fulton Focus we discuss the new Aviation Community Cultural Center, opening at Charlie Brown Airport June 19, after a delay.  We're joined by Director Robin Williams to discuss it.  What's required in order to vote in elections in Fulton County?  Ericka Davis has the basics.  And Malcom Saunders with Fulton County Environmental Health Services has the do's and don'ts of Summertime pool safety.

Fulton Focus is a production and partnership between Fulton County Government and WCLK.

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Community Engagement
10:32 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Atlanta Braves, National Center For Civil and Human Rights Celeberate Heritage Events May 2-4

The Atlanta Braves kickoff their second annual Heritage Weekend May 2-4 with their Champions Luncheon at the 755 Club May 2, a fundraiser for Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights, featuring honorees Joe Barry Carroll, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Edwin Moses, and the Reverend C. T. Vivian.  The Braves play the San Francisco Giants, with Saturday's game featuring both teams saluting their city's Negro League teams with replica uniforms, and the game is followed by a Kool and The Gang concert at Turner Field.

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Arts
8:14 am
Thu April 24, 2014

An Evening Of Song @ MLK Chapel WCLK Digs Sacred Music

Wendall P. Whalum Community Chorus, 2009 performance @ MLK International Chapel.

Lovers of sacred music and choral music are in for a treat on Sunday April 27 at 7pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.  An Evening of Song is the title of a program that will feature the soaring voices of the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus, the combined Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs, the Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society, and the Sister Thea Bowman Scholars from the Lyke House, the Catholic Center for the AUC.

The event is open to the public.

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Community Engagement
9:08 am
Sat April 19, 2014

Fulton Focus on WCLK features Job Fair, Aviation Community Cultural Center, Upgraded 911

Fulton County is your county at your service.  As part of the monthly Fulton Focus program in the WCLK Public Affairs Block, Rob Maynard caught up with several Fulton County knowledge experts.

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Community Engagement
7:53 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Tax Day Is Tuesday April 15. Here Are Some Last Minute Tips

Mark Green from the Internal Revenue Service stopped by WCLK to remind our listeners and members that Tuesday is Tax Day.  He also gave us some good last minute tips to ensure that you pay what you owe, receive back what is due you, and keep things straight with Uncle Sam.

For plenty of information about e-filing, the Earned Income Tax Credit, extension forms and more, you can find the IRS by clicking here.  You can also phone them up for last minute information at 800-829-1040.

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Community Engagement
9:48 am
Tue April 1, 2014

SCLC Women Honor Evelyn Lowery, Michelle Obama, Sybrina Fulton As Drum Majors For Justice

SCLC Women celebrate their 35th Drum Major For Justice Gala Friday night April 4.  This year's event honors the legacy of Dr. Evelyn G. Lowery, their organizational founder.  SCLS Women Interim President Scarlet Pressley Brown joined Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take on WCLK to talk about SCLC Women and the great women being honored at the Gala, including Michelle Obama(who will not appear in person) and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin.

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Community Engagement
12:12 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

CAU Interim VP Trisa Long Paschal On CAU Now On WCLK

CAU Now on March 22 featured Interim Clark Atlanta University Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations Trisa Long Paschal, who shared her vision for a strong and sustainable future for one of America's great HBCUs.  You can listen to that conversation on demand here.

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Community Engagement
11:42 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Smart N Up Conference Saturday @ GWCC Features Tavis Smiley

Saturday's Smart N Up Conference features a solution focussed discussion centered toward conquering social injustice within the community.  It will be hosted by Tavis Smiley, but the focus is on bringing young people together to generate their own solutions for endemic poverty and inequality.

From the Smart N Up Facebook:

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