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
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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Community Engagement
11:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Fulton Focus Features National Night Out, Back To School, Affordable Housing and Election Info

Fulton Focus is a partnership between WCLK and Fulton County Communications that helps everyone be aware of programs and initiatives available to the nearly 1 million people living in WCLK's home county.

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11:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Underground Atlanta Heritage Arts and Soul Festival July 25-27

Underground Atlanta has been a proud supporter of WCLK for many years.  There is a big event coming up at Underground Atlanta Friday through Sunday, July 25 through the 27th.  The 19th Annual Heritage Arts and Soul Festival will include over 30 artists and designers, an artist lecture series, live music, and special heritage events. 

For information about all of the events at this year's Heritage Arts and Soul Festival, click here.

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Community Engagement
12:28 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Young African Leaders Initiative On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Kiplyn Primus was joined Saturday morning July 12 for The Local Take, as she welcomed participants in the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative.  The  Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.

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Community Engagement
10:20 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Hosea Feed The Hungry Back To School Jamboree Sunday @ Turner Field

Credit Jonathon Phillips http://capturelifethroughthelens.com/

Hosea Feed the Hungry extends their summer efforts of helping working families and those families who are less fortunate by hosting their annual Back to School Jamboree. The annual event will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Turner Field Red parking lot.

This event comes just in time for families as they begin to plan for the end of summer and beginning of a new year at school. The event is open to all families and the admission is absolutely free. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

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11:15 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Harlem Fine Arts Show In ATL June 26-29 Only

The Harlem Fine Arts Show continues with it's 5th Year Anniversary nationwide tour in Atlanta June 26 - June 29 at 200 Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta.

HFAS 2014, in partnership with the National Black Arts Festival, is one of the largest and most prestigious collections of works featuring African-American emerging and established artists from around the world. Our Atlanta show includes more than 40 artists. Artists from past shows have included Leroy Campbell, Corinthia Peoples, Elizabeth Baez, Woodrow Nash, True African Art, and more.

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Community Engagement
12:14 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

HBCU Alumni Association 10k/5k Run Walk Coming Sat June 28

Going on seven years now, the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance (AHBCUAA) has galvanized thousands of HBCU alumni, family and friends in support of health awareness and scholarship with their annual 5k/10k Run-Walk.  This year's event takes stages from Grant Park on Saturday, June 28.

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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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