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
12:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Black Nativity Returns December 4-21 @ Southwest Arts Center

Black Nativity is a rendition of the Christmas Story with dance, song and gospel music.  This annual inspirational holiday event will be in performance at various times beginning December 4 and running until December 21 at  the Southwest Arts Center.  Producing Director and guiding light for this production is Robert Connor.  He discussed Black Nativity with Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

For more information about Black Nativity including tickets, click here.

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Community Engagement
10:28 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Mental Health In The African American Community

Carolyn McKenzie
Credit Carla Hill

Carolyn McKenzie started the non-profit group Mental Health In The African American Community/MHAAC in the aftermath of a horrible tragedy in which her favorite niece stabbed McKenzie and then killed herself.  McKenzie came to realize that the stereotypes and denial about mental health issues in the community were costing lives and ruining families.  She decided to do something to try to make a difference.

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Community Engagement
10:27 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Kamileon's Kloset Promotes Interview Makeovers For Job Seekers, Transforms Lives

Join Rob Maynard on The WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as he is joined by Kamila Washington, founder of Kamileon's Kloset.

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Community Engagement
12:04 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

WCLK-Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead Community Honors Recognizes Atlanta Community Food Bank

Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead's Community Honors Program selects key Atlanta-area organizations making a positive difference in the community.  The current honoree is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Founded in 1979, ACFB procures more than 50 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.

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Community Engagement
7:20 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Fulton Focus Features Voting, E-Learning, and Halloween Safety

Fulton Focus on WCLK is a joint production of WCLK Public Affairs and Fulton County Government Communications.  The October edition of Fulton Focus includes trenchant discussions about early and election day voting, the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library e-Campus online learning program, and Halloween safety tips from the Fulton County Police Department.

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Community Engagement
12:15 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New Georgia Project Looks To Engage Rising American Electorate In November 4 Elections

Stacy Abrams is the Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader.  She is also one of the driving forces behind The New Georgia Project, which is designed to activate the significant number of eligible voters in Georgia ages 18-29, people of color, and single women. Kiplyn Primus talks with Abrams on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about the New Georgia Project, and the importance of voting(or early voting) in the November 4 elections.

The WCLK Public Affairs Block airs Saturday mornings from 7a-8a, just before The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International.

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Community Engagement
12:50 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Welcome Home, CAU Grads--Homecoming 2014 Oct 26-Nov 2

Clark Atlanta University welcomes all of our graduates back for CAU Homecoming 2014 Celebrations, running from October 27 through November 2.

For a list of events, click here.

Kiplyn Primus spoke with Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association President Marshall Taggart about Homecoming 2014 in a CAU Now Segment airing inside the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning:

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Community Engagement
7:23 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Atlanta Citizen Review Board Executive Director Talks To WCLK

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board was created to allow citizens to file complaints and be heard with regards to allegations of police or correctional officer misconduct in our city.  In light of recent high profile violent events involving police shootings of young African Americans in communities around the country, ACRB Executive Director Lee Reid appeared on The WCLK Public Affairs Block to discuss the board's ongoing work and initiatives and the process by which citizens can be heard in Atlanta in the event of alleged police misconduct.

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Community Engagement
9:15 am
Sat October 11, 2014

WCLK Community Spotlight Shines On Feeding The Homeless Initiative

Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Volunteers Feed Breakfast To Homeless People.

WCLK Public Affairs is always looking for great community engagement success stories.  When we heard about a group that has been feeding homeless people downtown for nearly 30 years, we decided to feature them on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Charles  Storne is the Coordinator for the Feeding The Homeless Program at the Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He has been leading an effort since 1988 that has resulted in feeding between 800-900 people a fresh hot breakfast every Saturday morning, staffed and funded entirely by volunteers.

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Community Engagement
2:18 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Georgia Voter Registration Deadline is Monday Oct 6. Kiplyn Primus Talks About It With Andrew Young

Georgia's voter registration deadline for the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6.  If you don't vote, you don't count.  Join Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as she talks about efforts to make sure underrepresented people aren't left out on voting day.

Kiplyn will talk with Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who has helped lead the voting rights fight for 50 plus years.  She'll also talk with Sam Aguilar with GALEO, which is driving Georgia's hispanic voter registration efforts.

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