The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

This week on The Local Take we speak with Toni Holmes from LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.

She shares with us why the need for blood donations goes up during and after holiday periods. Additionally she explains why blood types are matched to recipients and that O negative is the universal donor and they are currently running short. 

Join me Saturday, January 7 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. We sent out a clarion call for artists in our community to share their response to the New Year.   Fahamu Pecou, Alfred Conteh and Sheila Pree Bright joined us in the studio.

These fine artists share with us their response to the many challenges facing our communities today.

I spoke with Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi from the Morehouse School of Medicine about a new initiative to provide corner neighborhood stores with fruits and vegetables. 

Dr. Akintobi explains that the program is just starting and two stores have received the fresh fruits and vegetables to sell. The program will expand to over 10 corner stores. The initiative began with community input about providing the items that the community has expressed an interest in having and purchasing in their neighborhood. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Dr. Karen DeSalvo the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. DeSalvo speaks with us about the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ACA or Obamacare.

AARP Georgia partners with WCLK in support of Seniors

Dec 21, 2016

Saturday at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK I'll talk with Debra Tyler-Horton, State Director of AARP Georgia about their partnership with WCLK and the work AARP does in the community. 

Inroads is a national non-profit organization that supports corporate internships for students. They are launching a new program in support of high school STEAM students. STEAM takes the existing STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and incorporates an Arts component.

The Local Take On WCLK welcomes Janet Hill, manager for the Inroads College Links program. Ms. Hill is a successful corporate executive will lead this new program that will expose high school students to the "culture" of Corporate America. 

The Local Take - National Black Arts Festival 2017

Dec 17, 2016

This week on The Local Take I speak with Grace Stanislaus from the National Black Arts Festival. She shares with us that the festival which began as a 3-day outdoor event executed by Fulton County is about to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2017.

Ms. Stanislaus shares with us several on-going NBAF programs that involve shoring up the arts education being offered in our public schools. 

This week on The Local Take we speak with WCLK listener Omar Nelson about his volunteer work with C.A.S.A. which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Mr. Nelson explains how he came to volunteer with the organization and why as a father it became so important to him. A CASA volunteer works with a child once they become involved in the system. Children become involved when government agencies such as DFACS determines that a child needs to be removed from their parent or guardian. When this happens a C.A.S.A is appointed. 

December 17: Mayor's Masked Ball In Support Of UNCF

Dec 15, 2016

I spoke with Justine Boyd and Warren Hawkins representing the United Negro College Fund.  

Ms. Boyd shares with us the mission of UNCF using their famous slogan "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste."  She reminds us that research proves that education makes the biggest difference in your earning potential. She speaks to education changing not only the recipient, but the entire family. 

Saturday, December 17,  7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I'll talk with Carol Crumby and Ella Davis, dedicated community leaders with the South Dekalb Improvement Association. 

This non-profit organization was created for the purpose of serving as a voice for the citizens of unincorporated DeKalb County about topics that affect the quality of and are common to life across the region. The organization is broken down into sections and Ms. Davis and Crumby represent the Education Section.

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