The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take speaks with "Chef Extraordinaire" Rick Joyner with the Family Food Fest Atlanta about this year's Father's Day event taking place on Sunday, June 17th from 3pm - 6pm at the Georgia Freight Depot. For the last few years, families join together in celebration of Dads at this event.  There's entertainment, a drumline, kid's zone, and great food.  Unlike other food celebrations this festival provides Dad with a meal, not just a sample. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Wendy Ely Jackson and Maynard Jackson III about Auburn Avenue Films and the launch of their documentary MAYNARD. Maynard Jackson III explains that he woke up one day and thought about the story of his father. Noting his wife had over 25 years experience in the film industry, he realized that the story would be told via film. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Perry Whaley, the Vitiligo Man of Action, about his upcoming 5K race taking place on June 2 in Conyers, Georgia.  Perry Whaley explains to us that vitiligo is an auto-immune deficiency that causes a loss in melanin causing the skin to become "spotty." He also shares that the stigma associated with this condition causes many people to self-isolate. Perry has dedicated his life to this cause. On June 2, he is inviting the community to join forces to participate in a 5K.  This race is for people who have vitiligo and who support those who do. 

This week on The Local Take on WCLK I talk with Fayron Epps, PhD., RN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Georgia State University.  Our topic is dementia. She explains that dementia is an umbrella term that includes a plethora of unique diagnoses. As with other diseases, the African-American community suffers disproportionately to the general population.

Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from the Atlanta Business League (ABL), presenting the 40th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This annual event recognizes local CEOs for outstanding participation in minority vendor development and community involvement.

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