The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Saturday morning during The Local Take on WCLK,  I'll speak with Carol Anderson Ph.D. author of the new book White Rage and the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Studies at Emory University.

Ms. Anderson explains to us that she wrote an Op-Ed for the Washington Post after the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, MO. Her background in history uniquely qualified her to look at Ferguson through that lens.

Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 a.m on The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Kelli Bacote about BOOK, an Atlanta based non-profit organization that works for Better Outcomes for Our Kids.   Ms. Bacote shares how the organization came to be and the activities that they present allowing parents to learn about educational opportunities.

Horace Henry

Saturday, September 17 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Clark Atlanta University Alumnus Horace Henry, who as a student at CAU in 1969.  Henry took his new camera with him to attend the ecumenical service for Martin Luther King, Jr.   Henry's photos of that historic event, the first real birthday observance for Dr. King after his 1968 assassination, are now featured in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Higher Heights for America Promotes #BlackWomenVote

Sep 16, 2016

The Georgia voter registration deadline for November elections is Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 a.m on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,   I talk with Higher Heights for America Co-Founder, Glynda Carr about the power of voting.  Her organization promotes and supports Black women having a political voice in the community, and nation.

Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Attorney Sherri Jefferson of the African American Juvenile Justice Project about their new campaign the #17ps in support of advocacy and education on sex trafficking in urban communities.

On the Saturday, September 3 edition of The Local Take we speak with La Detra White about her book  This is My Story, But It Is Not My Life.  The book is an anthology that offers real-life personal accounts authored by those who have overcome challenging, life-changing tragedies; broken and abusive childhoods; and, traumatic hardships to reach success. 

Ms. White shares with us how this book came about and, the participants who shared their stories of "faith" to overcome setbacks and reach their goals.

Monteria Robinson

Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK I'll continue our ongoing Black Lives Matter conversation about police violence and criminal justice reform in our community.  We'll talk about the horrible and disturbing events of August 5 in East Point with Community Activist NickyPurple and Monteria Robinson, mother of former Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Student, Jamarion Robinson.

Dennis Matheson

On the Saturday morning, August 27 edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I talked with Dan Carroll about the 2016 Dragon Con event.  The event will run Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 2 through Monday, August 5 in Downtown Atlanta.  For the first time the  famous Dragon Con Parade will be televised live on the CW Network WUPA 69 at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3.  This year's star attendees are William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise; the stars of IZombie; and, familiar names from television, movies, music and comics.

Kiplyn Primus

Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I'll talk with Olympic Champion Brittney Reese, who won the silver medal in the women's long jump at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  Reese won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Brittney spoke with us about the difference in performing at the Olympics compared with other track and field meets that she participates in throughout the year.  She spoke about serving your country through your abilities and being a positive representation for the nation. 

Saturday, August 13 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK I talk with Val Cater the founder of Gilgal House in Atlanta. We are also joined by Barbara Jackson with Gilgal House.  They talk about how this organization came from Cater's business profits that turned into investment in a home for Atlanta women who suffer from the ravages of addiction and homelessness.