Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

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WCLK celebrates dads this Father's Day Weekend with a special edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, Saturday morning at 7am. Writers and journalists Nick Chiles and Josh Levs join Kiplyn for a open, honest conversation about the realities of parenting for men in 2015. Both men are fathers who explore the dynamics of what it means to be an African American dad(Chiles), or a new father trying to be 'there' for his kids in a corporate economy that doesn't make it easy to do.

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Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Green's world forever changed when his daughter Ana died in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. He has taken his feelings and produced a jazz opus called Beautiful Life. Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride airs Sunday at 7pm on WCLK and will feature a live performance of Beautiful Life.

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WCLK's ongoing discussion about restorative justice issues continued on The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus on June 13 when she welcomed Georgia's new Commissioner of the Department of Community Supervision, a new Georgia state department tasked with eliminating redundancies, streamlining services and enhancing communication among the probation and parole divisions of state government.

In May, Governor Nathan Deal named Michael Nail, executive director of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, as commissioner of the new agency.

Think about how often you listen to 91.9 WCLK—10 or 15 times a week, or more?  Then think about how WCLK fits into your budget. Typically our budgets are a reflection of how we want to spend our time and the things that matter most to us.

Ten dollars a month is an affordable way to fit WCLK into your budget and maintain the independence and financial health of your favorite jazz public radio station. And five dollars a month is an easy way to help cover the cost of the hundreds of hours you listen to WCLK throughout the year.

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Arranger and Composer Maria Schneider is back with her orchestra and her first release in eight years. The Thompson Fields reflects the power of nature and art to create moods that transport the listener. WCLK's Aaron Cohen has added cuts from The Thompson Fields overnight on WCLK during Serenade To The City.

WCLK gives a special thanks and a shout out to Krispy Kreme Donuts in Atlanta's Historic West End. They donate hot donuts now for our 2015 Fiscal Year End WCLK Membership Campaign volunteers. We recommend them for all of your donut needs!

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African Americans who fought in World War II helped win that war, and returned to America with the skills and ideals that helped lead to the subsequent Civil Rights Movement. The work of those veterans resonates across our society even today.

Natalie Cole called in to Midday Jazz on WCLK to talk with Rivablue. They discussed her upcoming June 26 Appearance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on behalf of 91.9 WCLK. They also talked about ignoring the critics, her recent foray into Latin music, and the fact that WCLK listeners and members who are going to the concert better be ready for a lot of songs from her long history in music.

WCLK is finishing out our fiscal year and we need your help to start next year with a solid foundation. Call Pledge Central at 404-880-9255 beginning Friday Morning, June 3 during Morning Jazz. Make a sound investment and make your commitment to keeping Jazz Public Radio alive in Atlanta.

You can make a one time pledge or become a sustaining member, with whatever amount works for your budget deducted from an account of your choosing each month.

Tenor Saxophonist Kamasi Washington's new release Epic is just that, a three-cd set of music that ranges from Debussy to Cherokee and back again, featuring his band Next Step, an orchestra, and a choir. You can hear this great new release throughout the day on WCLK, specifically his re-interpretation of the jazz standard Cherokee, featuring vocals from Patrice Quinn. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one a lot overnight on Serenade To The City.