The Local Take

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.

The Local Take speaks with Charisse Price about the history of the National Urban Fellows (NUF).  Ms. Price is a member of the fellows class of 2011. She speaks about the history of the program which began in the late 1960's at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Urban centers across the country struggled to support citizens of color and underserved communities.  The fellows programs was born out of a desire to train leaders with an interest in public policy, governmental affairs and non-profit organizations.

The Local Take promotes Diabetes Awareness Month this November by speaking with Publix Pharmacist, Ashley Johnson, about their events taking place Saturday, November 7 at various stores in Greater Atlanta. These hour-long diabetes workshops will educate consumers about healthy food choices, counting carbohydrates and the basics around living with and preventing diabetes.  The events are scheduled throughout the day at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on  Saturday, November 7 across the Atlanta area.

Fly a Kite at the Fourth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo this weekend in the Meadow at Piedmont Park!

On Saturday morning, October 24,  I speak with the Founder of the Atlanta Kite Festival, Erinn Rowell.  She joins me on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK to discuss her history with kites and how the festival came into existence.

Kites can be found in many cultures around the world.  The festival is a way for families to come together, enjoy fun and activities outdoors with other families.  

The Fort Mac Fall Festival at Fort McPherson kicks off this weekend.   On Saturday morning, October 24 at 7:00 a. m. on The Local Take we speak with Atlanta Council Member, Joyce Sheperd, about the many changes occurring in her district around Ft. McPherson.  

Council Member Sheperd explains that this is more than a festival.   In addition to live music, tours and vendors, the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority will be on hand to allow the community to have input into their redevelopment plans.

The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Oct. 8 - 11

Oct 3, 2015

Saturday morning on The Local Take I'm talking with the Founder of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, Toni Henson, along with Playwright, Mzuri Aimbaya, and Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) Alumnus and Production Assistant, Chi Ife.  

This year's festival takes place over the weekend, October 8 - 11 at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center located on the Morehouse College campus in the Atlanta University Center (AUC).

  The Local Take speaks with Aiyana Mathews about all things Japan including JapanFest and the JET Program. JapanFest takes place Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20 and is the largest Japanese gathering in the Southeast. Over 30,000 people are expected to partake in the activities that include live performances and authentic Japanese food. Interactive activities include kites, spinning tops, kimona, dancers, drummers and more.  Every martial art of Japan will be displayed from akido to sumo.

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at seven before Tavis, as we take a live, hour long look at mental illness in the community in advance of Mental Health Day at the State Capitol, coming up on Tuesday, January 20.

Our experts will include Monica Parker from the State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Dr. Malaika Berkeley from the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Atlanta.

The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously  18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?