Kiplyn Primus

October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival

Oct 21, 2016

The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park.   I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite.

October 21: ITC Second Annual Global Transformers Gala

Oct 15, 2016

The October 15 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK I caught up with Atlanta's renowned Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).  ITC presents its Second Annual Global Transformers Gala on Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  The theme this year is Women of Power, Faith and Action. 

During The Local Take,  I speak with Cynthia Cherrey about the International Leadership Association's (ILA) annual conference being held in Atlanta, November 2 - 5. 

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is sponsored in part by The Atlanta Business League, presenting the 32nd Annual Super Tuesday Conference on Tuesday, October 11 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Events include the Super Tuesday Awards Luncheon honoring 15 women entrepreneurs. ABL's Woman of The Year For Outstanding Achievement will be revealed. This is an excellent networking opportunity for existing and new ABL members. Click here for information on how you can attend this event.

Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 a.m on The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Kelli Bacote about BOOK, an Atlanta based non-profit organization that works for Better Outcomes for Our Kids.   Ms. Bacote shares how the organization came to be and the activities that they present allowing parents to learn about educational opportunities.

Horace Henry

Saturday, September 17 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Clark Atlanta University Alumnus Horace Henry, who as a student at CAU in 1969.  Henry took his new camera with him to attend the ecumenical service for Martin Luther King, Jr.   Henry's photos of that historic event, the first real birthday observance for Dr. King after his 1968 assassination, are now featured in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

On the Saturday, September 3 edition of The Local Take we speak with La Detra White about her book  This is My Story, But It Is Not My Life.  The book is an anthology that offers real-life personal accounts authored by those who have overcome challenging, life-changing tragedies; broken and abusive childhoods; and, traumatic hardships to reach success. 

Ms. White shares with us how this book came about and, the participants who shared their stories of "faith" to overcome setbacks and reach their goals.

Dennis Matheson

On the Saturday morning, August 27 edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I talked with Dan Carroll about the 2016 Dragon Con event.  The event will run Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 2 through Monday, August 5 in Downtown Atlanta.  For the first time the  famous Dragon Con Parade will be televised live on the CW Network WUPA 69 at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3.  This year's star attendees are William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise; the stars of IZombie; and, familiar names from television, movies, music and comics.

Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I talk with Ira Foster of Georgia Legal Services about student rights and what parents need to know with children returning to school. This is part of our ongoing discussion about the issues surrounding the school to prison pipeline that leads disproportionate numbers of minority kids into incarceration.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is always proud to partner with Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company, presenting Smart People now through August 7 at Southwest Arts Center.   Four professionals are on the quest for love, achievement and identity in this romantic comedy by playwright Lydia Diamond.  Danielle Deadwyler stopped by the WCLK Studio to talk with Kiplyn Primus about Smart People during The Local Take.