U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell visited Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday for a listening session with CAU students, as part of a national tour highlighting the Obama Administration's Higher Education Agenda. He also stopped by WCLK to discuss college affordability and opportunity, as he leads efforts to reach President Obama’s 2020 goal, for our nation to once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world.
Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron has been a mainstay of the WCLK sound for years now. His latest release on Impulse is with Bassist and Composer Dave Holland, who have performed as a duo for a couple of years now. The record is called The Art of Conversation, and you can hear it at various times on WCLK.
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Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless has been helping people in the Atlanta Metro area for 44 years. The organization, originally created and driven by the late Hosea Williams, is now headed by Elisabeth Omilami and her husband Afemo. Elisabeth Omiliami talked with Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless initiatives, including Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the Georgia World Congress Center.
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On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead gave a contribution to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Grene Baranco, daughter of Mercedes Benz of Buckhead CEO's Gregory and Juanita Baranco, was there to present the check to ACFB's Development Director, Sarah Fonder-Kristy and Sr. Communications Manager, Amy Hudson. Also present was Jazz 91.9 WCLK's General Manager, Wendy Williams.
Saxophonist, Flutist, and Composer Henry Threadgill consistently pushes boundaries as a jazz artist. This weekend on WCLK you can hear Threadgill on Jazz Night In America from NPR. The program airs at 6a Saturday morning and 7p Sunday evening. These performances were recorded live at Harlem Stage, and feature a collection of Threadgill's works curated by Pianist Jason Moran.
Friday Night Music Remix at Atlanta's High Museum this month features The Laura Coyle Quintet, with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad as your host. Admission also includes access to the High's permanent collection and all exhibitions, including Cezanne And The Modern, with works from Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, and Pisarro. The event takes place Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm until 10pm.
Laura Coyle dropped by WCLK to talk with Jamal about this event.
The November 19 edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK featured Host(and Cancer Survivor) JaQuitta Williams discussing the issues involved with pregnancy and cancer. Her guest was 10 year cancer survivor and mom Perrie Adams, who endured a pregnancy with twins at the same time she went through chemotherapy and breast cancer treatment. Your Health Connection is made possible by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.
Here are relevant links to articles on the topic suggested by CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis:
Vocalist Carmen Lundy is familiar to WCLK listeners and members. We're playing her new release Soul To Soul throughout the day. This afternoon on Jazz Tones host Jay Edwards will talk with Lundy about her music and her muse. Tune in to Jazz Tones for Carmen Lundy and all of the Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and straight ahead jazz that you can handle.
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Chicago-born, 27-year-old trumpet player Marquis Hill is establishing a solid jazz career at an early age. Just last week Hill won the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition. His latest release, Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1, is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's choice for new jazz music worth your listen. You can hear cuts from it throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, 10p-2a Monday through Friday.
Fulton Focus is a joint production of Fulton County Government and WCLK Public Affairs. Saturday's show airs at 7:30am before The Tavis Smiley Show. This month we feature a discussion about holiday fire safety with Fulton County Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Jack Butler and a conversation with Fulton County Police Officer Roderick Pittman about protecting yourself from crime during the holidays.