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
8:35 am
Sat March 15, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Features Vendor Opportunities, Voting, Citizen's University and Diet

Fulton Focus is a production of WCLK and Fulton County Communications.  This month on Fulton Focus we feature Rholanda Stanberry with a discussion of the upcoming Vendor Opportunity Day March 27.  Ericka Davis discusses the upcoming Fulton County Citizen's University.  Fulton County Director of Registration and Elections Richard Barron discusses the registration deadline (April 21) and early voting opportunities in the upcoming May 20 Primary Election.  And in honor of March being Nutrition Month, Fulton County Registered Dietician Rachel Agnew stops by to talk about making healthy choices

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Community Engagement
2:42 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Links Calls Georgians To Action Over Medicaid Expansion, Child Welfare

Judge Gail Tusan

Join WCLK Saturday morning at 7:00am for the Public Affairs Block.  This weekend we'll hear from Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan, who represents the Buckhead Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc..  The Links is calling on all Georgians to support the expansion of Medicaid and improved attention to child welfare across the state.

Georgia Chapters of The Links, Inc. to gather at the Capitol to Rally for Medicaid Expansion and Child Welfare Reform

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Community Engagement
9:25 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Fulton Focus Debriefs On County Services During Our Recent Winter Storms

Fulton Focus is a monthly presentation of WCLK and the Fulton County Office of Communications.  On this month's program host Rob Maynard was joined by Fulton County Fire Chief Larry Few, Transportation Program Manager Victor Robinson, and Office of Aging Program Manager Kenn Vanhoose for a look at how Fulton County Government assisted citizens in during our recent winter storms.

You can find more information about Fulton County Government  programs and initiatives by  visiting their website here.

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Community Engagement
9:45 am
Sat February 8, 2014

City Of Atlanta Provides Vendor Training, Opportunities To Small Business

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is accepting applications for the 2014 Small Business Development Program.  This 12 week training program is designed to train contractors in sewer rehabilitation and construction management.  Graduates of this program will be prepared to bid on and execute work on city authorized projects.  Applications are available online by clicking here, or you can call 404-546-3200.

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Arts
10:27 am
Thu February 6, 2014

CAU Galleries Art Auction Sunday 2-5pm-Renowned Artists Celebrate Richard A. Long

Sunday afternoon February 9 from 2-5pm is the time and CAU's Trevor Arnett Hall is the place for Ascending Yellow at the Clark Atlanta University Galleries.  This festive celebration of great visual and spoken word arts will feature an auction of internationally renowned artwork with proceeds going towards the historic permanent collection at CAU.  Broadway and television actress Lisa Arrindell Anderson will emcee.

The Clark Atlanta University Galleries are located in Trevor Arnett Hall on the CAU Campus.

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Community Engagement
9:04 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Fulton County and Sister Love Observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Fri Feb 7

Friday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  There are a number of events taking place in and around Atlanta, including an event at Greenbriar Mall Friday afternoon.

As part of WCLK's Fulton Focus program we were joined by Fulton County Health Department Official Veronica Hartwell, and Dazon Dixon Diallo, founder of Sister Love.  Sister Love was founded in Atlanta in 1989 and is a volunteer group of women interested in educating Atlanta, and especially communities of women, about AIDS prevention, self-help and safer sex techniques.

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Community Engagement
2:36 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

The Local Take Welcomes Moral Mondays At The Georgia Capitol

Kiplyn Primus took calls live Saturday morning, January 11 at seven on The Local Take, just before Tavis Smiley.  Moral Mondays are coming to the Georgia Legislature this session, beginning Monday, January 13. Grass roots protestors will gather at the state capitol each week to let our political leaders know that health care access and voting rights are issues all Georgians take seriously.

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Community Engagement
7:14 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Fulton Focus Covers Holiday Depression, Fire and Public Safety Tips

Fulton Focus is WCLK's monthly look at programs and initiatives from your Fulton County Government.  This month we focus on fire safety with Deputy Fire Chief Jack Butler.  Department of Behavioral Health Counselor Latrina Foster joins us to talk about how to deal with the "holiday blues."  Corporal Adrian Massey from Fulton County PD has safety tips for holiday shopping and keeping your home safe for the holidays.  And Fulton County Marshall Ophee Hinton lets us know about the community engagement programs that are part of the Marshall's service.

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Community Engagement
8:32 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Southview Cemetery Salutes Veterans With Wreaths Across America December 14 @ Noon

West Lake High School Army JROTC cadets served as the honor guard during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at South View Cemetery in 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Coleman)

Atlanta's historic Southview Cemetery is hosting a wreath-laying event honoring veterans on Saturday, December 14 at noon.  Southview Cemetery Association President Wini Watts-Hemphill and Southview Manager Chermaine Axam-Wilkins stopped by WCLK to talk about this event and also talk about Southview, one of Atlanta's enduring African American institutions.

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Community Engagement
2:17 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Fulton Focus On National Adoption Day, World AIDS Day, Christmas For Kids and Rules For Body Art

Fulton Focus For November featured wide ranging discussions on Fulton Juvenile Court's observance of World Adoption Day, the Fulton Youth Commission's Christmas For Kids event, new rules in Fulton County for Body Art and Tattooists, and a visit from the Safe Sex Lady and a discussion of cooperation between Fulton and Dekalb County around World AIDS Day December 1.

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