The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Join me Saturday at 7am on WCLK for a special 'foodie' edition of The Local Take. Among others, I'll talk with with Dr. Stephanie Evans , Chair, Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies, and History at Clark Atlanta University, about her take on soup. O.A.S.I.S. which stands for Oldways Africana Soup in Stories is a collection of soup recipes accompanied by stories from African American women all over the world. Dr. Evans shares with us why she choose soup as the...

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

Dec 7, 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. Warren Hawkins the recipient of a UNCF scholarship is a sophomore at Clark Atlanta University in the School of...

While APD has a better reputation in the community than many forces across the country, a vigilant public must still 'watch the watchmen.' Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK, I'll talk with Lee Reid of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board and Jasmine Guy about the ACRB's launch of the " Nobody Needs to Know Campaign " allowing citizens to anonymously lodge complaints or concerns about police officers that they encounter or observe. The celebrity spokesperson for this campaign is...

Saturday morning at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK I'll speak with Dr. Maya Taylor about an organization that she founded, the South Fulton Arrow Youth Council . The South Fulton Arrow Youth Council is a nonprofit organization that provides rigorous educational leadership training for students in K - 12 and young adults up to age 22. Most young people are introduced to the organization during their Summer Institute. In February of 2017 the South Fulton Arrow Youth Council will host a debate at...

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia

Nov 17, 2016

Join me Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 a.m. for The Local Take On Jazz 91.9 WCLK as I talk with Elise Blasingame, executive director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. This non-partisan n etwork of grassroots advocates, healthcare professionals and concerned citizens has a focus on Georgia's healthcare needs for mothers and babies. Blasingame shares with our listeners that they can call 1-800-300-9003 to learn about a variety of resources for mothers before and after they...

The week of November 14 - 18 is American Education week. Saturday on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Dr. Moses Norman, Dean of the Clark Atlanta University School of Education about this event. Dr. Norman provides the history of American Education Week founded by the National Education Association . The theme for this year's celebration is Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility we discuss what is needed to make this theme a reality for children in our community. We...

This week The Local Take speaks with Stepp Stewart about his upcoming holiday play and the Georgia Independent Playwright Coalition. Stepp Stewart has been bringing his brand of Broadway to Atlanta for five years. A Soulful Christmas , a holiday family favorite and staple of the holiday season returns to the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center with performances from December 1-4. Additionally we speak with Stepp about his leadership for the Georgia Independent Playwright Coalition which was...

The Local Take speaks with Harold Franklin the regional vice chair of The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law about their national program Election Protection . Mr. Franklin shares with listeners what they should do if they are challenged at the polls. He explains the steps for using a provisional ballot and how to get a ride to the polls . If you are one of the more than 30,000 citizens deleted from the State of Georgia voting rolls, a court has ordered that your names be reinstated...

The Local Take speaks with Daryl Foster, dance and choreographer who created a project to capture the voices of young men of color regarding their thoughts on voting. Daryl shares why he thought it was important to capture these voices and explains how Citizen Lift came about. We discuss the participants Xavier Durman, Charles Guyton, Cory Hartzol, Nicolas Almonar and Jay Battle and their thoughts on voting. The young men share with us their feelings around whether their voices or their votes...

October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival

Oct 21, 2016

The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park. I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite. As the Atlanta World Kite Festival has grown, Ms. Thomas has taken kites from the...

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