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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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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Community Engagement
9:10 am
Sat November 16, 2013

WCLK Supports Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless. We Hope You Do, Too

Afemo and Elisabeth Omilami stopped by WCLK Saturday morning for WCLK Community Focus to talk about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless' annual Thanksgiving Celebration coming up Saturday, November 28 from 10a-3p at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The group expects to feed over 20,000 homeless individuals and families that day, as well as provide additional services.

If you would like to help Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here to help.

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Community Engagement
1:37 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

The Local Take On WCLK Takes Your Calls About The Affordable Care Act Live Saturday @7a

The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus has you covered on Saturday.  Join us at 7a for a special live interactive edition of the program featuring your questions about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  Everyone has new rights and responsibilities when it comes to your health insurance, and we're now in the first open enrollment period under ACA.

Joining Kiplyn will be joined in the discussion by Enroll America's Dante McKay, Monica Ponder with the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, and Dr. Juan Merayo on behalf of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.

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Community Engagement
1:28 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

The Local Take-Jazz 91.9 WCLK Community Health Forum Coming Saturday

The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is going LOCAL and bringing healthcare information to our Community.  You can join Kiplyn Primus on the air live Saturday morning at 7am to discuss your questions about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.

Later Saturday we hope to see you at the WCLK Community Health Forum at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA at 1600 Pryor Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30315.  The event takes place Saturday, October 19, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Events will include:

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Community Engagement
9:48 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Lyke House Catholic Center at AUC Celebrating Anniversary Weekend

Monsignor Edward Branch

Monsignor Edward Branch stopped by WCLK recently to talk about Lyke House’s 14th Annual Dedication Weekend, October 17-20, 2013.  Lyke House is the Catholic Center for the Atlanta University Center. 

Constructed in October 1999 and named after the late Archbishop James P. Lyke, O.F.M., the Lyke House is a place of worship, a house of African heritage, a liturgical laboratory, and a school of theological literacy.  The facility as it stands now (from 1992-1999 they operated out of a little blue house on James P. Brawley Dr.) reflects the African roots of Catholic Christianity.

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