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This week I reached out to my former Howard Classmate Darryl O. Ledbetter, the Atlanta Falcons Beat Reporter, to talk about the "Rise Up" Falcons playing for a chance to go to the Super Bowl.

This week on The Local Take we speak with Toni Holmes from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.

She shares with us why the need for blood donations goes up during and after holiday periods. Additionally she explains why blood types are matched to recipients and that O negative is the universal donor and they are currently running short. 

Join me Saturday, January 7 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. We sent out a clarion call for artists in our community to share their response to the New Year.   Fahamu Pecou, Alfred Conteh and Sheila Pree Bright joined us in the studio.

These fine artists share with us their response to the many challenges facing our communities today.

Inroads is a national non-profit organization that supports corporate internships for students. They are launching a new program in support of high school STEAM students. STEAM takes the existing STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and incorporates an Arts component.

The Local Take On WCLK welcomes Janet Hill, manager for the Inroads College Links program. Ms. Hill is a successful corporate executive will lead this new program that will expose high school students to the "culture" of Corporate America. 

The Local Take - National Black Arts Festival 2017

Dec 17, 2016

This week on The Local Take I speak with Grace Stanislaus from the National Black Arts Festival. She shares with us that the festival which began as a 3-day outdoor event executed by Fulton County is about to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2017.

Ms. Stanislaus shares with us several on-going NBAF programs that involve shoring up the arts education being offered in our public schools. 

Join me Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for a special 'foodie' edition of The Local Take.   Among others, I'll talk with with Dr. Stephanie Evans, chair, Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies and History at Clark Atlanta University.  We will talk about her take on soup.

While APD has a better reputation in the community than many forces across the country, a vigilant public must still 'watch the watchmen.' Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK, I'll talk with  Lee Reid of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board and Jasmine Guy about the ACRB's launch of the "Nobody Needs to Know Campaign" allowing citizens to anonymously lodge complaints or concerns about police officers that they encounter or observe.

Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK I'll speak with Dr. Maya Taylor about an organization that she founded, the South Fulton Arrow Youth Council. The South Fulton Arrow Youth Council is a nonprofit organization that provides rigorous educational leadership training for students in K - 12 and young adults up to age 22.  Most young people are introduced to the organization during their Summer Institute.

The week of November 14 - 18 is American Education week. Saturday on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Dr. Moses Norman, Dean of the Clark Atlanta University School of Education about this event. 

This week The Local Take speaks with Stepp Stewart about his upcoming holiday play and the Georgia Independent Playwright Coalition. 

Stepp Stewart has been bringing his brand of Broadway to Atlanta for five years. A Soulful Christmas, a holiday family favorite and staple of the holiday season returns to the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center with performances from December 1-4.

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