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
5:37 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Fulton Focus Touches On Career Development and Preventive Health

Fulton Focus is a joint production by Fulton County Communications and WCLK Public Affairs.  It airs on WCLK Saturday morning at 7:30a just before the Tavis Smiley show from PRI.  On this week's program we feature a September 25 Career Gathering and Job Fair at the Fulton County Government Center.  We'll also catch up with the Fulton County SPARC program, designed to provide preventive care to Fulton County's Elderly residents.

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2:29 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Isabel Wilkerson Joins Kiplyn Primus On The Local Take On WCLK

Coming up Saturday morning at seven thirty on The Local Take we’ll talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author Isabel Wilkerson.  Wilkerson’s 2010 book The Warmth of Other Suns, tells a compelling story of the African American 20th century diaspora.  

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Community Engagement
11:38 am
Wed September 4, 2013

"We March On", CNN Dialogues, Doug Shipman Featured on WCLK Community Focus

Join WCLK Community Focus for a lively interview with Doug Shipman, CEO of Atlanta and the world's National Center for Civil and Human Rights.  Our subject is the next edition of CNN Dialogues: Modern Marchers--Lessons From The Front Lines of Social Change.  This panel discussion takes place Thursday, September 12 at the Carter Center from 7:00-8:30pm and is made possible by the James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University.

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8:35 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Jason Mott Talks About His Hit Debut Novel "The Returned"

North Carolina poet and novelist Jason Mott joined WCLK to talk about his first novel The Returned, in advance of his Sunday appearance at the Decatur Book Festival.  Mott's book imagines a world in which people who have died return to life and what impact that has on the lives of those they originally left behind.  It's earned critical praise and caught the eye of Brad Pitt's production company, which is creating a TV series based on the book that will be filmed in Georgia.

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Community Engagement
9:57 am
Fri August 30, 2013

CAU President Dr. Carlton Brown Featured On CAU Now

CAU President Dr. Carlton E. Brown joins Desmond Dickerson on CAU Now on WCLK for an informative and insightful conversation about all things CAU at the beginning of the school year.  The program can be heard on demand here and at 7:30am Saturday, August 30 exclusively on the Jazz of The City.

Dr. Brown discusses various initiatives, including the growth of the Cancer Research Center on campus, possible impact of the Atlanta Falcons stadium on the AUC, and outreach efforts to international students that will bring entirely new flavors to the CAU Promenade.

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Community Engagement
1:14 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Operation PEACE Serves Atlanta's Old 4th Ward, Featured On WCLK

Operation P.E.A.C.E. after school program

PEACE stands for Partnerships In Education And Community Enrichment.

Operation P.E.A.C.E was founded in 1995 when Edna Moffett and 25 college students residing at Bedford Pine in Atlanta met to discuss how to improve the lives of the children in this low income community.

Their first step was to develop an innovative after-school program, with the help of Wingate Management and HUD.

Since then, Operation P.E.A.C.E has expanded to include a youth summer academy, adult computer and job search training, and seniors programs.

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Community Engagement
10:13 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Fulton Focus On WCLK for July--Veterans Court, Economic Development, and Tenant Rights

Fulton County is your county at your service.  WCLK and Fulton County Communications present our monthly program "Fulton Focus."  This month's edition features news and information about the new Fulton County Veterans Court, an accountability court designed to keep troubled vets out of jail and on a path to productivity.  We talk with Fulton County Superior Court Judge Todd Markle.

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Community Engagement
9:16 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Hosea Feed The Hungry Back To School Jamboree

Tune in Saturday morning at 7am  for WCLK's Community Focus as we catch up with Afemo Omilami, CEO of Hosea Feed The Hungry.

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Community Engagement
7:18 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Are Voting Rights Still Important? Check Out The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

When you look at the blood, sweat and tears struggle for African American civil rights in this country,  one of the signal victories was the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  This week on The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus we consider whether or not voting rights are still important in 2013.

Last month in the case of Shelby County versus Holder,  the Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 to gut the heart of this nearly 50 year old law which called for federal approval before certain southern states could change the rules governing voting rules.

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Community Engagement
12:45 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

CAU Now Talks New Media, Traditional Media With Dr. Kandace Harris

CAU Now is Clark Atlanta University on the air.   Saturday morning June 29 at 7:30, or right here, you can hear as Desmond Dickerson talks with CAU Communications Arts Department Chair Dr. Kandace Harris about media today, and tomorrow.  CAU has a long list of alumni in Communications Arts serving as gatekeepers and tastemakers.  Don't miss this interesting look at where media is headed, and where CAU plans to make a difference for the graduates of tomorrow.

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