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Community Engagement
2:18 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Georgia Voter Registration Deadline is Monday Oct 6. Kiplyn Primus Talks About It With Andrew Young

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.

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Community Engagement
7:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

2nd Day of WCLK Fall Membership Drive-Please Make Your Pledge Now!

WCLK volunteers and staff join Mark Angel and Jamal Ahmad for a special live pledge drive performance by Mike Phillips 10/1/14

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.

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Community Engagement
7:26 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Georgia Council For International Visitors Brings The World Together

GCIV and CAU host Russian media delegation

The Georgia Council for International Visitors, or GCIV, works with the U.S Department of State to host emerging world leaders on visits to Georgia. GCIV arranges professional meetings and also invites these visitors to enjoy dinner as a guest in an American home.

A home-cooked meal and some good-old fashioned Georgia hospitality always creates the best and most lasting memories of a young leader's visit.

Citizen diplomacy is an opportunity open to every citizen of State of Georgia.

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Business
9:02 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Atlanta Business League Women of Vision, Super Tuesday September 30

The Atlanta Business League is a proud supporter of WCLK.  They present their 30th Annual Super Tuesday Conference on Tuesday, September 30 from 8a-4:30p at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.  This event kicks off with the Annual 100 Women of Vision Breakfast, recognizing African American female entrepreneurs and professionals, along with the Women's Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring this year's honoree Patricia Russell-McCloud.

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Community Engagement
9:36 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Covers Youth 'Can-paign', Aviation Cultural Center, Emergency Preparedness

Fulton Focus is a joint production of WCLK and Fulton County Communications, and covers important Fulton County Government programs and initiatives.  The September edition of Fulton Focus aired in the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning, September 20.  You can listen to the interviews here:

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Jazz
2:27 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Ann Hampton Callaway's Sarah Vaughn Project

Ann Hampton Callaway's new release From Sassy To Divine-The Sarah Vaughn Project, recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, is one of WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen's favorite new releases.  This homage to the late great Sarah Vaughn is a first rate set, featuring a small combo and an involved audience.

Listen for various takes on classic vocal tunes such A Night In Tunisia, Misty, Someone To Watch Over Me, and others.

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Politics
1:49 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Tavis Smiley Stops By WCLK To Talk About Death Of A King

Tavis Smiley is everywhere you look or listen or read these days.  You can hear his public radio show Saturdays from 8a-10a on WCLK.  He's in Atlanta briefly for a book signing and appearance, and stopped by his Atlanta flagship station to chat with Jamal Ahmad about his new book Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.

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Jazz
10:19 am
Sat September 13, 2014

WCLK Remembers Joe Sample, 1939-2014

Credit Margot Schulman

WCLK remembers Joe Sample, jazz composer, keyboardist and co-founder of crucial jazz-funk band The Crusaders.  Another jazz great is gone too soon.  This news comes hard to fans of The Crusaders, who also mourned the passing of Wayne Henderson in April.  Listen to WCLK in days to come as we play his music and remember his influence.

To listen to pieces about the Crusaders and Joe Sample, click here.

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Arts
4:45 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

ONE Musicfest Back This Weekend, Founder Jay Carter Talks With Jamal Ahmad

Atlanta's ONE Musicfest comes by once a year, featuring some of contemporary hip hop and R&B's leading lights.  This year's headliners include Nas and Kendrick Lamar, along with many other acts on different stages, including a DJ stage, kicking off around noon on Saturday, September 13 at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood.

Jamal Ahmad took time away from The Soul of Jazz to talk with ONE Musicfest Founder Jay Carter, about the music and about one of Atlanta's unique days of entertainment.

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Jazz
8:45 am
Wed September 10, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Michael Carvin Experience Flash Forward

Houston-born drummer extraordinaire Michael Carvin has played with a who's who of jazz greats, from Freddie Hubbard to Pharoah Sanders.  His latest project features a razor-sharp quartet including Keith Loftis on tenor sax, pianist Yakoi Ikawa and Jansen Cinco.  They play propulsive straight ahead versions of such jazz classics as Monk's In Walked Bud and Miles' So What.  The Michael Carvin Experience is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's pick of the week, and you will hear it at various times late night and overnight on Atlanta's Jazz Station on Serenade To The City.

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