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
2:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

WCLK Takes On Police Violence And Young Black Men-On The Local Take

Michael Brown

The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously  18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?

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Community Engagement
8:43 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund Highlights Blank Family Foundation Work In The Community

Kiplyn Primus is joined on The Local Take On WCLK by Frank Fernandez, Vice President of Community Development for the Arthur M.

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Community Engagement
8:14 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Depression And Suicide Awareness Information You Need To Know

The sad passing of Robin Williams is bringing awareness of depression and suicide into the community conversation more than ever before.  Depressed people can't always "get over it."  WCLK's Fulton Focus segment features key information you can use if you or a love one faces depression or suicidal thoughts.  Renee Lee-Ferguson is a licensed Professional Counselor and the Behavioral and Developmental Disabilities Health Program Manager for the Fulton County Department of Health Services and talked with WCLK's Rob Maynard about it.

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Community Engagement
10:22 am
Sat August 9, 2014

Be Real Offers Relationship Classes To Help You Succeed

Kiplyn Primus was joined by Juanita Goss from Bethany Christian Services on the WCLK Public Affairs Block on Saturday, August 9, for a conversation about relationships, and how to keep the good ones going.  Bethany Christian Services is bringing the Be Real series of courses and workshops to Atlanta, under a grant from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

Be Real offers relationship building and positive life skills workshops for couples and singles.

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Community Engagement
11:40 am
Fri August 8, 2014

WINGS For Kids Provides After School Enrichment, Social and Emotional Learning

Join us on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning after NPR News at 7am for a look at community groups and individuals making a positive difference in the Atlanta Community.  Denise Blake is Executive Director of WINGS For Kids Atlanta, an after school enrichment program that teaches children social and emotional learning skills.  WINGS For Kids is operating in four Fulton County schools in the 2014-2015 school year, and they employ college and grad students from AUC and other area colleges as mentors for local elementary school students who learn how to collaborate and negotiate w

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Community Engagement
2:21 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

David Scott Hosts 10th Annual Health Fair August 16 @ Mundys Mill HS In Jonesboro

U.S. Congressman David Scott represents Georgia’s 13th District in Washington.  This district runs from Smyrna in the north, around the perimeter west and to the southside including Douglasville, Jonesboro and Riverdale.  He’s currently serving his sixth term. Coming up on Saturday August 16 at Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro he will be hosting his 10th annual Health Fair for citizens in the 13th District.

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Community Engagement
10:36 am
Sat July 26, 2014

John Eaves' Annual Back To School Event Happens Tuesday, July 29

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves joined Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block to talk about his annual Back-To-School Kickoff Event.

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Arts
1:34 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Jon Goode and Faith Carmichael Talk NBAF, Next-Atlanta Salon July 31

Jon Goode is an Emmy Award-Winning HBO Def Poet.  You've seen his work all over television, and if you attend The NEXT Salon at the Hammonds House Museum on Peeples Street in Historic West End on Thursday, July 31, you can see him slam some verse.  Goode and NEXT Executive Director Faith Carmichael joined Kiplyn Primus to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block, heard Saturday mornings from 7-8am before Tavis on WCLK.

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Arts
12:29 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Jon Goode and Faith Carmichael Talk NBAF, Next-Atlanta Salon July 31

Jon Goode is an Emmy Award-Winning HBO Def Poet.  You've seen his work all over television, and if you attend The NEXT Salon at the Hammonds House Museum on Peeples Street in Historic West End on Thursday, July 31, you can see him slam some verse.  Goode and NEXT Executive Director Faith Carmichael joined Kiplyn Primus to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block, heard Saturday mornings from 7-8am before Tavis on WCLK.

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Community Engagement
9:54 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Support Homeless Veterans At Fourth Ward Jazz Benefit Friday @6pm

The Veterans Empowerment Project of Georgia seeks to provide a wide range of services needed by veterans of our armed services who are homeless.  They are holding a jazz-themed event Friday July 25 @ 6pm at the Helene Mills Multi-Purpose Center at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward.

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