Kiplyn Primus

WCLK's The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus hosts a Men's Community Health Forum Saturday, June 25 from 2pm-6pm at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30345. Join WCLK and our Honorary Host(and Clark Atlanta University Alumnus) Congressman Hank Johnson, along with 100 Black Men, and with representatives from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and the Center For Medicare/Medicaid Services. Health screenings will be provided by Oakhurst Medical, and there will be a blood drive by LifeSouth Community Blood Services.

On the Saturday, June 18 edition of The Local Take we talk about the Zika virus with Darnisha Harrison CEO of Ennaid Therapeutics based in Alpharetta, GA.

Ms. Harrison shares with us some of the reasons that mosquito borne viruses are on the rise.  

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Dr. Niraj Nagada of Oakhurst Medical about men and their health.  He recommends that all men begin having annual physicals at age 18 and shares with us what those exams should include for 20 - 39 year olds and for 40 - 64 year olds. 

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Russell Patterson from AID Atlanta. We discuss the recent reports that HIV and AIDS is in full blown epidemic in Atlanta.  

The Local Take on WCLK talks about the Atlanta Beltline Affordable Housing Program with James Alexander, Housing Policy and Development Director for the 'Beltline.  Last year this program provided down payment assistance to 17 families seeking housing adjacent to the Atlanta Beltline. Each area of the Atlanta Beltline will have its own flavor including the newly expanded West End Trail which connects several neighborhoods including Westview, Mozley Park and the Historic West End.

On the Saturday,  May 14, 7:00 a.m. edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Dean Dorcas Bowles from the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University and CAU Alumna Atasha Murray.  Murray received her  Master of Social Work (MSW) degree under the leadership of Dr. Bowles.   Bowles helped her obtain a scholarship when she was on the verge of having to quit her degree for financial reasons. Her desire to provide the same opportunities to current students caused Atasha Murray to reach out to Dean Bowles when she received a life changing opportunity.

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Atlanta Business League, presenting their 38th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday May 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel Downtown. This event benefits the expansion of ABL's Youth Entrepreneur Programs and the Business Enrichment Series for Entrepreneur Development. WCLK will be attending this event, and we encourage all of our members to consider doing the same.

Raw Food and Vegan Options On The Local Take

Apr 29, 2016

We would like to recognize Jazz 91.9 WCLK Small Business Network Member, Tassili Maat, founder and owner of Tassili's Raw Reality, Atlanta's Raw Vegan Cafe, providing healthy options in a casual atmosphere in the Historic West End District of Atlanta.  Saturday, April 30 on The Local Take we spoke with Natasha Brewley, Chef Beee of Quiche and Tell and Jamile Norman, Farmer J of Patchwork City Farms about their upcoming Facebook challenge Spring Into The Raw.  What's an omnivore diet? What's a raw diet? Is your food more nutritious if you do not cook it? 

Spring Into The Raw is a social media challenge designed to introduce more fruits and vegetables into our diets.  As we learn more about the benefits of a diet rich in the nutrients that come from vegetables this allows us to experiment with a new way of eating.

Georgia and Atlanta will hold a General Primary Election, Non-Partisan General Election, and a Special Runoff Election on Tuesday, May 24. The deadline to register to vote in the May 24 election is Tuesday, April 26th.  Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK  I'll talk with Karlise Grier from The League of Women Voters Atlanta-Fulton County. They are celebrating 95 years in support of informed voting.  When women were granted the right to vote, the League of Women Voters was formed to educate women about their rights and inform them about candidates and legislation. Today The League of Women Voters is still very active, providing registration opportunities and election guides to all people.  

On the Saturday, April 23 edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Kenneth Braswell, executive director of Fathers Incorporated and host of the Unplugged: Faith, Family and Fatherhood Conference taking place at Turner Field in Atlanta, April 27 through 29.   The conference will culminate with a  Family Expo that is open to the public.

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