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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.

On the April 16 edition of Local Take I spoke with with Freddie Ashley, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Gilbert Glenn Brown about their new Actor's Express production Serial Blackface. Playwright, Janine Nabers turns her focus to Atlanta during the 1979 - 1981 period when the series of children and, young men's murders gripped the city and the African American community. Twenty-eight African American men and young boys were first missing then found murdered.  A 23 year old, Wayne Williams was convicted of the last two murders and authorities closed the remaining cases.

I spoke with Winnie Watts-Hemphill, president, Southview Cemetery Association during the April 9 edition of The Local Take about their upcoming event on April 30. The event will raise funds to continue the preservation and maintenance of South-View Cemetery.  Hemphill talks her family's connection to this historic cemetery where many of Atlanta's African American leaders are interred. 

Some of the people there include:   Alonzo Herndon (1858-1927), Geneva Haugabrooks (1888-1977), John Wesley Dobbs (1882-1961), Charles L. Harper (1875-1955) and, the parents of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Rev. Martin L.  King Sr (1899-1984) and Alberta King (1904 - 1974).  

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On the Saturday, March 12 edition of The Local Take we speak with the folks who were there at the beginning, 42 years ago, who helped to launch Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Al Goggins, a student, actually began working on WCLK in 1973.  He explains how his position as a producer at the station put him, a freshman, in charge of upper classmen.   Donrita Hines speaks to the programming on her show and the playlist that still airs today on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   Logan Kearse explains that he wasn't a communications major but was recruited to WCLK.

On the Saturday, February 27 edition of The Local Take, I talk with Sonjia Young founder of the Women 2 Women conference taking place on March 5, 8:00 a.m. at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. This conference dedicated to bringing generations of women together to discuss their challenges, dreams and victories. 

Speakers include Alicia Phillips, president of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Eudoxie Bridges, founder of Unspoken Angels Foundation. 

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