Community Engagement on WCLK

The Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson STEM Scholarship Initiative

Feb 11, 2017

This week  on The Local Take on WCLK, I talked with Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson about the 3rd Annual Breakfast in support of STEM students that is named in her honor. This event will feature Astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison as keynote speaker, and takes place Saturday, February 18.

Dr. Carol is the first African American Woman to receive a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She speaks to the need for people who are the "first" to be comfortable in uncomfortable settings and situations. 

This week the Local Takes speaks with The 10,000 Fearless, a partnership between Muslims and Christians to revitalize and preserve The Bluff, one of Atlanta's most challenging neighborhoods, located close by WCLK and the Atlanta University Center (AUC).

January 21: Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women

Jan 20, 2017

Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK we speak with Ms. Gina Gareau-Clark about the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women which is taking place on January 21 in Atlanta.  Women's groups from all over the world are marching for social justice. 

While there has been some controversy nationwide with regards to the "Women's March," in the state of Georgia coordinators have worked to bring like-minded people together from Gainesville to Valdosta to amplify the voices of those who feel disenfranchised for any reason. 

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In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will air special coverage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 16.   Beginning at 10:00 a.m. we will feature a simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. 49th Annual Commemorative Service coverage, live from the Horizon Sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church.   This year's keynote speaker will be Father Michael Pfleger.   U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will deliver a special tribute.

This week on The Local Take we speak with Toni Holmes from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.

She shares with us why the need for blood donations goes up during and after holiday periods. Additionally she explains why blood types are matched to recipients and that O negative is the universal donor and they are currently running short. 

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