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.

Fahamu Pecou Talks Life, Art, New High Exhibit

Feb 12, 2015

Fahamu Pecou is a multi-media artist, performer and scholar who is the contemporary artistic counterpoint to the work of Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam in the new exhibit Imagining New Worlds at Atlanta's High Museum.  He stopped by WCLK to chat with Kiplyn Primus in a Local Take segment about life, art, and culture.  You can hear it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven before Tavis.

For more information about Fahamu Pecou, click here.

Bills pending in the current Georgia Legislature include several impacting sex trafficking, stalking, harassment and domestic violence.  Georgia law covering these issues is woefully out of date in ways that cost lives annually.  Is there bi-partisan support to change this session? 

Sex trafficking is a horrendous reality in Atlanta, where our city is recognized as a hub for men(predominantly) looking for underage minors to exploit.  As part of WCLK's responsibility as a public broadcast licensee we engage with our community whether the picture is pretty or not.

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at seven before Tavis, as we take a live, hour long look at mental illness in the community in advance of Mental Health Day at the State Capitol, coming up on Tuesday, January 20.

Our experts will include Monica Parker from the State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Dr. Malaika Berkeley from the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Atlanta.

The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus focuses on issues and personalities that work across our community.  Join us Saturday morning at 7a for a special edition of The Local Take as Kiplyn talks about the state of our city with community leaders including Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May, and Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves. Community news and information that matters to you, exclusively on WCLK.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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