The Local Take

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.

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.  

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