The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take: Real Dads Read

Feb 25, 2017

This week on The Local Take we speak with Kenneth Braswell from Fathers Incorporated about their new initiative REAL DADS READ. Research shows that when fathers participate in their children's education, helping with homework, their grades and test scores increase. Fathers play a critical role in the development of  literacy when they model the importance of reading and sharing stories.  

Braswell points out that we have mp3 children living with 8-Track parents and that technology can be challenging.  

This week on The Local Take I speak with actors Tracy Bonner and Re, both appearing in the new True Colors Theatre Company production of EXIT STRATEGY.

The play speaks directly to the closing of schools and the impact not only on the teachers and students but on the community as a whole. The playwright, Ike Holter, was writing about school closings in Chicago, but this is happening to schools all over the country.

Hope Atlanta Delivers to Underserved Communities

Feb 18, 2017

On the February 18 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Ed Powers and Chokel Taylor about Hope Atlanta.  Hope Atlanta evolved from an organization that started over 100 years ago, which evolved into Traveler's Aid and is now known as Hope Atlanta. Hope Atlanta Executive Director Ed Powers explains that the new name reflects the organization's mission to help underserved communities. 

Forget Me Not - A Play About Alzheimer's Disease

Feb 11, 2017

This week on The Local Take I speak with Garrett Davis about his play Forget Me Not. 

Garrett shares with us that his grandmother, Goodness Davis is the inspiration for the play. He shares the heartbreaking moment when he returned home from college and his grandmother didn't know who he was. As the oldest of over 20 grandchildren he was devastated.  As a playwright, he decided to use his craft to not only share the story, but to also bring in medical experts to provide information for the audience.  

The Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson STEM Scholarship Initiative

Feb 11, 2017

This week  on The Local Take on WCLK, I talked with Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson about the 3rd Annual Breakfast in support of STEM students that is named in her honor. This event will feature Astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison as keynote speaker, and takes place Saturday, February 18.

Dr. Carol is the first African American Woman to receive a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She speaks to the need for people who are the "first" to be comfortable in uncomfortable settings and situations. 

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