The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

National Trangender Day of Remembrance

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This week on The Local Take with talk with activist Tracee McDaniel about the Trangender National Day of Remembrance which took place November 20, and the challenges faced by transgender women of color.  

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence reports that in 2015, 23 transgender people were murdered and 20 of those were Black and Latina transgender women. We discuss the cultural norms in our community that makes it especially difficult when men transition to women. 

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. 

Yoichi Okamoto - Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

Join me for The Local Take, Saturday morning, November 7 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK as we highlight an important upcoming dialogue.   The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University presents Race, Politics & Citizenship: The Voting Rights Act at 50. I speak with Dr. Andra Gillespie about this community event taking place on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at The Oxford Road Presentation Auditorium.

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.

The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  is  committed to an ongoing discussion about criminal justice reform in the communities we serve.   This week I speak with event founder Sharon C. Turner and Valencia Miller with the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-Entry about the Seventh Annual Home for Good Forum and Job Fair.   The event takes place on Thursday, November 12 at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a proud supporter of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  WCLK is pleased to have a partnership with BronzeLens.   Artistic Director, Deidre McDonald speaks with The Local Take on Saturday morning, October 31 at 7:00 a.m. about the Sixth Annual BronzeLens Festival.  

We talk about the concept behind the Festival and the growth that has coincided with Atlanta's burgeoning film industry.  BronzeLens happens at various venues around Atlanta.   Registration opens on Wednesday, November 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, located in downtown Atlanta.  

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 Local Take with Kiplyn Primus on WCLK continues to cover the issue of criminal justice reform in the Atlanta community by drawing attention to Tuesday's Day of Resolution in support of 15-R-3920 being put before the Atlanta Public Safety Commission.

This week we are joined in the Studio by Marilyn Winn of Women on the Rise and B. T. from the Racial Justice Action Center. We speak with these advocates regarding The Day of Resolution taking place on Tuesday, September 29th at 3PM at Atlanta City Hall

30 Runs in 30 Days Fall Challenge Begins October 1st

Sep 22, 2015

  The 30 Runs in 30 Days Fall Challenge Begins on October 1, 2015. This loosely connected, disparate group of people from all over the world come together on Facebook each quarter to complete this challenge.  

Joshua Pressley a former high school track and field athlete started this grassroots group in order to get people moving with camaraderie and support. As he explains, it all began with a running group at his church then a conversation with a colleague and a Facebook post.