The Local Take

On the October 28 edition of The Local Take, I speak with Demetria Wideman about concessions at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.   Ms. Wideman shares with us their upcoming "Taste" event taking place on Wednesday, November 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  She shares with us how dining in the airports is no longer limited to hot dogs.  Many Hartsfield-Jackson restaurants are destination locations for travelers from all over the world.  

This week on The Local Take I was joined in the studio by Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner Kersee. Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump.  She mentioned that her last Olympics Games were the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

The Local Take Features CAU 2017 Young African Leaders

Jul 28, 2017

For the fourth year The Local Take speaks with a few of the Young African Leaders matriculating at Clark Atlanta University this summer as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Begun in 2014 it's the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people from the continent of Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

Blood Needed Every Summer - Donate If You Can

Jul 25, 2017

The Local Take speaks with Seandell Wright of LifeSouth Community Blood Center about the urgent need for blood donors.

Summer is historically a slow time for blood donations, and our blood centers have all hit a critical point for blood donors. Patients and hospitals are still dependent on blood donors to help save lives.  A pint of blood can assist 3 people with life saving materials. 

Wayne Early is an economist and realtor who is a member of the South Dekalb Improvement Association.  He spoke with us about Home Valuation and Appraisal Discrimination. 

We discussed lagging home prices in African American neighborhoods and the challenges that home owners face when selling their homes. He spoke about the Realtor rules and regulations that have begun to evolve but once considered it unethical to show African Americans homes in majority White neighborhood. 

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