The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

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.

Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK,  I talk with Ira Foster of Georgia Legal Services about student rights and what parents need to know with children returning to school. This is part of our ongoing discussion about the issues surrounding the school to prison pipeline that leads disproportionate numbers of minority kids into incarceration.

Fibonacci Blue / Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll talk with former Fulton County Judge Glenda Hatchett of The Hatchett Firm.  We will talk about how she came to represent the family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by police during a routine traffic stop in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota on July 6, 2016.

The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK continued our ongoing discussion about criminal justice reform by talking with Fulton County Treatment Diversion Court Judge Lillian Caudle about a court designed to result in treatment, not incarceration, for mentally ill people who get caught up in the system. 

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is always proud to partner with Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company, presenting Smart People now through August 7 at Southwest Arts Center.   Four professionals are on the quest for love, achievement and identity in this romantic comedy by playwright Lydia Diamond.  Danielle Deadwyler stopped by the WCLK Studio to talk with Kiplyn Primus about Smart People during The Local Take.

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from AMG Group, presenting ALIVE! 55 And Kickin', the new musical from Vy Higgiensen, creator of Mamma I Want To Sing . This event will be featured in one performance only at Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts Center on Saturday, July 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Trey Anthony

'da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony is onstage at Atlanta's Horizon Theatre Company through August 28. This is a play about black women and their experiences with hair that speak to a much larger audience. Playwright Trey Anthony stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Kiplyn Primus about it on The Local Take.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK would like to recognize the support of Bridgebuildiers, a WCLK Small Business Network Member.  They are presenting A Forum On Caregiving And Aging Successfully on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College.  This event will feature information designed to help Atlanta's aging population and, their caregivers understand how to best maintain healthy minds and bodies. This event will focus on respiratory and lung health.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is proud to partner with Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta's Historic West End, which presents Forever Stars, a celebration and tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole, featuring Myrna Clayton.  Forever Stars takes place in the garden on Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.    Admission to this event includes a gourmet dinner box.