The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

WCLK's The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus hosts a Men's Community Health Forum Saturday, June 25 from 2pm-6pm at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30345. Join WCLK and our Honorary Host(and Clark Atlanta University Alumnus) Congressman Hank Johnson, along with 100 Black Men, and with representatives from the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and the Center For Medicare/Medicaid Services. Health screenings will be provided by Oakhurst Medical, and there will be a blood drive by LifeSouth Community Blood Services.

On the Saturday, June 18 edition of The Local Take we talk about the Zika virus with Darnisha Harrison CEO of Ennaid Therapeutics based in Alpharetta, GA.

Ms. Harrison shares with us some of the reasons that mosquito borne viruses are on the rise.  

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Dr. Niraj Nagada of Oakhurst Medical about men and their health.  He recommends that all men begin having annual physicals at age 18 and shares with us what those exams should include for 20 - 39 year olds and for 40 - 64 year olds. 

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Russell Patterson from AID Atlanta. We discuss the recent reports that HIV and AIDS is in full blown epidemic in Atlanta.  

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Jacqueline Brown from the Empowerment Resource Center.  

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Dr. John Wayne Wilson about mental health.   Dr. Wilson is a licensed professional counselor who operates Completely Psyched, a Decatur, GA  mental health practice.  He will also participate in the upcoming Local Take Men's Community Health Forum on Saturday, June 25 at Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 from 2:00 p.m. until  6:00 p.m.

The Local Take on WCLK talks about the Atlanta Beltline Affordable Housing Program with James Alexander, Housing Policy and Development Director for the 'Beltline.  Last year this program provided down payment assistance to 17 families seeking housing adjacent to the Atlanta Beltline. Each area of the Atlanta Beltline will have its own flavor including the newly expanded West End Trail which connects several neighborhoods including Westview, Mozley Park and the Historic West End.

On the Saturday,  May 14, 7:00 a.m. edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Dean Dorcas Bowles from the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University and CAU Alumna Atasha Murray.  Murray received her  Master of Social Work (MSW) degree under the leadership of Dr. Bowles.   Bowles helped her obtain a scholarship when she was on the verge of having to quit her degree for financial reasons. Her desire to provide the same opportunities to current students caused Atasha Murray to reach out to Dean Bowles when she received a life changing opportunity.

The Local Take on 91.9 WCLK would like to join others in the Atlanta area in recognizing the work of Dr. William Boone.  We regularly feature Dr. Boone as a guest expert on community, Georgia and, national political and policy topics.The Georgia House of Representatives recognized CAU Political Science Professor and Atlanta University Alumnus, William H. Boone, Ph.D., for his long record of activism, community advocacy, outreach and contributions to the academy. 

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Atlanta Business League, presenting their 38th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday May 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel Downtown. This event benefits the expansion of ABL's Youth Entrepreneur Programs and the Business Enrichment Series for Entrepreneur Development. WCLK will be attending this event, and we encourage all of our members to consider doing the same.

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