PNC Bank is a supporter of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. Many listeners have heard about their Grow Up Great Program on the station. The PNC Bank Grow up Great program began in 2004. This program is an outgrowth from PNC employee suggestions that the company support children and education. With this direction from their employees, PNC felt that early childhood education was the right cause. They studied compelling research that shows a focus on children from birth to age five could reap significant gains for the children, their families and society overall.
WCLK welcomes you as Kiplyn Primus leads a Local Take discussion on Restorative Justice Sunday, March 1 from 2pm until 4pm at the National Center For Civil and Human Rights. Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and the community at large.
A better justice system would be one that provided for a life and a path for the offender as well as the crime victim. The disproportionate incarceration of young black men in America leaves many of them with no chance without some measure of reform in the way we all view the system. Kiplyn Primus will talk about it live at a National Center for Civil and Human Rights/PNC Bank Panel Discussion at the museum on Sunday March 1. This morning on the Local Take on 91.9 FM WCLK Kiplyn was joined by Panelist Sherri Jefferson, founder of the African American Juvenile Justice Project for a conv
Fahamu Pecou is a multi-media artist, performer and scholar who is the contemporary artistic counterpoint to the work of Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam in the new exhibit Imagining New Worlds at Atlanta's High Museum. He stopped by WCLK to chat with Kiplyn Primus in a Local Take segment about life, art, and culture. You can hear it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven before Tavis.
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Sex trafficking is a horrendous reality in Atlanta, where our city is recognized as a hub for men(predominantly) looking for underage minors to exploit. As part of WCLK's responsibility as a public broadcast licensee we engage with our community whether the picture is pretty or not.
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 Local Take with Kiplyn Primus focuses on issues and personalities that work across our community. Join us Saturday morning at 7a for a special edition of The Local Take as Kiplyn talks about the state of our city with community leaders including Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May, and Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves. Community news and information that matters to you, exclusively on WCLK.
Georgia's voter registration deadline for the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6. If you don't vote, you don't count. Join Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as she talks about efforts to make sure underrepresented people aren't left out on voting day.
Kiplyn will talk with Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who has helped lead the voting rights fight for 50 plus years. She'll also talk with Sam Aguilar with GALEO, which is driving Georgia's hispanic voter registration efforts.
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?
Join us for The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus Saturday morning at 7am as we discuss the new Falcons Stadium and its impact on the community. We'll take your calls live and feature guests and remarks from folks in the Vine City, English Avenue, Castleberry Hill and the AUC.