The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Community Engagement
1:23 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

PNC Bank Grow Up Great Program Helps Underserved Kids Get A Better Start

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.  

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Community Engagement
2:12 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Join WCLK-Local Take Panel On Restorative Justice Sun 3/1@ National Center for Civil & Human Rights

Paula Scher has designed a large-scale mural for the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
Credit Paula Scher

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.

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Community Engagement
6:36 am
Sat February 21, 2015

African American Juvenile Justice Project On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

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

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Arts
11:46 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Fahamu Pecou Talks Life, Art, New High Exhibit

Fahamu Pecou Life Aint Been No Crystal Stare 2007

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.

For more information about Fahamu Pecou, click here.

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Community Engagement
10:25 am
Thu February 5, 2015

The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus Takes On Sex Trafficking In ATL Saturday @7a

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.

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Community Engagement
12:21 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus Focuses On Mental Illness In The Community

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.

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Community Engagement
6:57 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Atlanta Area Leaders Discuss Atlanta 2015 With Kiplyn Primus On The Local Take Saturday 7a

Atlanta City Council President(and WCLK Member) Ceasar Mitchell

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.

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Community Engagement
2:18 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Georgia Voter Registration Deadline is Monday Oct 6. Kiplyn Primus Talks About It With Andrew Young

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.

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Community Engagement
2:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

WCLK Takes On Police Violence And Young Black Men-On The Local Take

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?

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Community Engagement
10:39 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Local Take On WCLK Looks At The Impact of The New Falcons Stadium On The Community

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.

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