Community Engagement on WCLK

This week on The Local Take I speak with Maria Saporta founder of the Saporta Report, an in depth journalistic news service with a focus on metro-Atlanta. I speak with Maria about several recent reports on the Westside including her conversations with Arthur Blank (Owner Atlanta Falcons) and Dan Cathy (Owner Chick-Fil-A).

On the Saturday, March 25 edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Louis Elrod of Better Georgia about HB 515. The bill will redraw district lines in Henry County where the lines were just redrawn two years ago. 

Concerned citizens can contact their representatives up until the end of the month to voice your concerns about this action.  As some of you may know, former Obama administration Attorney General, Eric Holder has spoken out about this new effort of redistricting.  

The Local Take: Wealth Building With Sonia Booker

Mar 18, 2017

This week I speak with Sonia Booker (www.soniabooker.com) a real estate developer, author and motivational speaker who is all about paying it forward.  In the March 2017 edition of O Magazine, Sonia is listed a leading woman in Atlanta.  Booker is hosting a "Self Wealth for Women" event on March 18 to celebrate 12 other women in our community who are building generational wealth. 

The Local Take: Real Dads Read

Feb 25, 2017

This week on The Local Take we speak with Kenneth Braswell from Fathers Incorporated about their new initiative REAL DADS READ. Research shows that when fathers participate in their children's education, helping with homework, their grades and test scores increase. Fathers play a critical role in the development of  literacy when they model the importance of reading and sharing stories.  

Braswell points out that we have mp3 children living with 8-Track parents and that technology can be challenging.  

Hope Atlanta Delivers to Underserved Communities

Feb 18, 2017

On the February 18 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Ed Powers and Chokel Taylor about Hope Atlanta.  Hope Atlanta evolved from an organization that started over 100 years ago, which evolved into Traveler's Aid and is now known as Hope Atlanta. Hope Atlanta Executive Director Ed Powers explains that the new name reflects the organization's mission to help underserved communities. 

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