The Local Take

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Dr. John Wayne Wilson about mental health.   Dr. Wilson is a licensed professional counselor who operates Completely Psyched, a Decatur, GA  mental health practice.  He will also participate in the upcoming Local Take Men's Community Health Forum on Saturday, June 25 at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 from 2:00 p.m. until  6:00 p.m.

The Local Take will promote Men's Health in June, culminating with our Men's Community Health Forum on Saturday, June 25 at Northlake Mall from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  We start this month talking about mental health and surviving traumatic events.   On Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take, I'll talk with C. David Moody, well-known, longstanding Atlanta developer.   His name adorns construction sites from Mercedes Benz Stadium to the Atlanta History Center.  He's also the victim of childhood sexual abuse. He recently wrote a book about his journey entitled Fighting Through The Fear.

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.

April 30: C. T. Vivian Health Fair At The ITC

Apr 26, 2016

I was joined on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, April 23 by Civil Rights Legend, former SCLC Director and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree, Rev. C. T. Vivian. He joined us to discuss the upcoming C. T. Vivian Health Fair taking place on April 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Interndenominational Theological Center(ITC) at 700 Martin Luther King Drive. Come out to join Dr. C. T. Vivian and your community for a free health screening with entertainment and family fun.  There will be information on health programs for every member of your family.

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.  

The Disrupt, an Atlanta University Center (AUC) event takes place April 22 - 23 at the Thomas Cole Research Center located on the campus of Clark Atlanta University (CAU).   The Disrupt is open to students and the community.  Attendees can learn about innovation and inclusive competitiveness in the working world. The event will feature cutting edge technology demonstrations like 3D printing and drone racing.  More information about The Disrupt is available by calling Dr. Bruce Berger, director, CAU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneur Development at (404) 880 - 8945.

Last month I sat down with B. Smith, model, restaurateur and lifestyle maven along with her husband and business partner Dan Gasby to discuss their New York Times bestselling book Before I Forget Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's.  The couple shares their focus on increasing awareness regarding the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

Daniel Borman

The Third Annual Local Take Community Health Forum takes place on Saturday, December 5 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30345.   I'll be your host for an afternoon-long public event designed to help families achieve a healthier 2016.

I spoke with three of Atlanta's most dynamic entrepreneurs on The Local Take.  The November 21 edition of The Local Take highlights the support and partnership between Jazz 91.9 WCLK and  the Atlanta Business League.

This month the Atlanta Business League inducted three entrepreneurs into their Hall of Fame.   Inductees include:   Daryll Griffin of Accolades; Ira Jackson of Perfect Image Printing; and, Simon Robinson of Simon Sign Systems.   All of these businesses have stood the test of time and celebrate 25 years of business success this year. 

The Local Take speaks with Pamela Perkins Carn, coordinator of the Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM), about the organization being honored at this year's Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration at
Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta. 

The Children's Interfaith Movement works with faith based and community organizations in supporting the children who live on the margins in our communities. Pamela Perkins Carn explains that ICM advocates on behalf of Georgia's children at the policy and at the services levels.

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