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I spoke with Bettianne Hart, board chairperson, Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM) on the Saturday, January 30 edition The Local Take.  Tune in to hear the conversation beginning at 7:00 AM.   We talked about the upcoming ICM day of action at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 3.  We also discussed a few of the Bills that they were hoping to see passed into law this legislative session.   After that conversation, we reached out to Representative Henry "Wayne" Howard to speak with us about House Bill 135  Too Young to Suspend Act.  

On the Saturday, January 30 edition of The Local Take we speak with Bettianne Hart, board chair, Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM).   Hear our conversation in the 7:00 a.m. hour.  Their upcoming ICM Day at the Capitol happens on Wednesday, February 3, where they will lobby on behalf of the children in our community.   

The late great Guitarist Wes Montgomery laid the foundation for all great Jazz guitarists who followed him. His tone, collaborations and choice of material has influenced generations of Jazz players you hear on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, regularly.   One Night In Indy is out now on Resonance Records and I'll be playing it on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday  from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   The CD represents the only recording of Montgomery playing with legendary Jazz Pianist Eddie Higgins, and was recorded in 1959 at the Indianapolis Jazz Club.

Now through February 7 when you become a sustaining member of your favorite station - Jazz 91.9 WCLK  - for at least $10 a month you'll qualify for a chance at tickets to enjoy an evening of great performances.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) earned a 2016 Trumpet Award for her long career as an activist for change inside and outside of the system. She called in to SOUL of Jazz  on Monday, January 25 to talk about the award.  She also discussed the issues that she sees as important to all of us as we head into a nation-changing election year. Like all true leaders, Lee has been fearless about her positions on issues regardless of their popularity at the time.

Dr. Lonnie Smith is the ranking Jazz maestro of the Hammond B3 Organ, in particular since the loss of the great Jimmy Smith in 2005.   Dr. Lonnie Smith returns with his first release on Blue Note in 45 years, Evolution.   In his first go-round on Blue Note he cut sides with the great sax man Lou Donaldson, among others.

On the Saturday, January 23 edition of The Local Take we speak with Andrea Barnwell-Brownley, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art about Black Chronicles II. This photography exhibit will open on January 29 and run through May 14. 

Beginning January 23, Jazz 91.9 WCLK will debut new Contemporary Jazz programming on Saturday and a full spectrum of Mainstream, Straight-Ahead Jazz  on Sundays.   

On Saturday at 2:00 p.m. we will present a new show Catch The Flo with Marcus Johnson.   Catch the Flo  features Contemporary Jazz music, Latin grooves, Urban Instrumentals, Southern Jam Bands, soulful vocalists and more.   You'll hear classic artists who were the progenitors of Smooth Jazz along with new artists on the horizon.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad about the famed troup's upcoming Atlanta performances at the Fox Theatre, February 10 - 14.

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Does what we eat impact our chances of developing cancer in our lifetime? Do certain foods protect us while others hurt us? Join JaQuitta Williams for the February edition of Your Health Connection, Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. as we explore the links.   JaQuitta will be joined in studio by Registered Dietician Kiki Smalley-Frazier, and we’ll take your questions, live.  If we are what we eat, can you eat in a way to avoid cancer?

What if you or a loved one is a cancer survivor? How and why should you watch your nutrition carefully?

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