The Atlanta Citizen Review Board was created to allow citizens to file complaints and be heard with regards to allegations of police or correctional officer misconduct in our city. In light of recent high profile violent events involving police shootings of young African Americans in communities around the country, ACRB Executive Director Lee Reid appeared on The WCLK Public Affairs Block to discuss the board's ongoing work and initiatives and the process by which citizens can be heard in Atlanta in the event of alleged police misconduct.
Nina Hickson is a former juvenile court judge. She serves as chair of the legislative issues and public affairs committee for the Buckhead-Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a national service organization. She is featured this weekend on the WCLK Public Affairs Block, talking about the importance of voting in local elections with regards to local injustices.
Here is the Op-Ed piece penned by Hickson about this issue:
MICHAEL BROWN’S DEATH: A WAKE UP CALL TO AN APATHETIC COMMUNITY
Your Health Connection for October features Breast Cancer Awareness Month, surviving the diagnosis and treatment. Host JaQuitta Williams, a survivor herself, is joined by fellow survivor Ebony Steele and Dr. Jackie Walters. They will take your calls live about getting beyond the pink ribbons and cliches and getting on with the choices and issues involved when you live with breast cancer yourself or have a loved one who lives with it. Your Health Connection airs Wednesday, October 15 at 6pm exclusively on WCLK.
WCLK Public Affairs is always looking for great community engagement success stories. When we heard about a group that has been feeding homeless people downtown for nearly 30 years, we decided to feature them on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
Charles Storne is the Coordinator for the Feeding The Homeless Program at the Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church. He has been leading an effort since 1988 that has resulted in feeding between 800-900 people a fresh hot breakfast every Saturday morning, staffed and funded entirely by volunteers.
WCLK is Atlanta's exclusive home of The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International, heard each Saturday morning from 8a-10a after the WCLK Public Affairs Block.
Tavis has a new book out, written in collaboration with David Ritz, called Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year. This is a work of history and fiction, in which Smiley takes the reader behind the scenes of the tumultuous final year of King's life, when many in the movement began to turn their backs on MLK's anti-war and anti-poverty efforts.
WCLK would like to thank Krispy Kreme Donuts in the Historic West End for providing Hot Donuts Now for our morning pledge drive volunteers. We get our day started with these classic southern pastries, cooked up just down the road from the AUC. We encourage you to stop by their shop and have some donuts today to show your support.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added the latest release from Chick Corea's Trio, featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade. Listen for it overnight and on WCLK's Mainstream Jazz Stream.
From Chick Corea.com: Trilogy is a triple-CD set recorded live around the world with Chick’s spectacularly virtuosic trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Christian and Brian are both star leaders in their own right (and previously the rhythmic backbone in Corea’s Five Peace Band).
Norman Brown joins Brian Culbertson for the WCLK 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert on Friday, October 17 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Today, he dropped by Morning Jazz to talk about his music with Morris Baxter and Kerwin D. Sims during our Fall Membership Campaign. Brown joined us in asking you to become a WCLK Member today by calling Pledge Central at 404-880-8807.
Georgia's voter registration deadline for the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6. If you don't vote, you don't count. Join Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as she talks about efforts to make sure underrepresented people aren't left out on voting day.
Kiplyn will talk with Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who has helped lead the voting rights fight for 50 plus years. She'll also talk with Sam Aguilar with GALEO, which is driving Georgia's hispanic voter registration efforts.
Today is day 2 of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Membership Drive. If you haven’t taken the time to call in your pledge of support, you can still do so by calling 404-880-8807 or click here to make your secure pledge on-line.