The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take is taken over by The Atlanta Fulton Public Library.  We are joined by Claudia Strange and Rachel Daniels. 

We discussed the Drag Queen Story time which was a huge success with parents and children. They also told us about the Mobile Book Bike which cycles to branches to share books, STEM experiments and all kinds of activities for children and young people.  You can contact the library to arrange for the Mobile Book Bike for your activity. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Justin Carr, Director of Partnerships for the Westside Future Fund. Carr explains how the Westside Future Fund came into being and the impact areas they serve which are Vine City, English Avenue, Ashview Heights and the Atlanta University Center. 

To assist community retention, they are managing an Anti-Displacement Tax Fund. This will allow homeowners to "freeze" their property taxes at the rates in place when they apply. 

This week on The Local Take I spoke with Ian Fennell about Good Sam Atlanta, a non-profit community health center that serves underserved populations in our community. Good Sam is kicking off 2018 with FREE Health Screenings for women in support of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. 

January 6 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Pamela Perkins Carn, coordinator for the Interfaith Children's Movement.  We will talk about their work on behalf of children in the state of Georgia, as the Georgia Legislature rolls into Atlanta to do the state's business in its annual session.

The Local Take Talks Transportation for DeKalb County

Dec 19, 2017

I recently spoke with Curtis Parker about his editorial in Crossroads News regarding the expansion of MARTA into South DeKalb. 

MARTA has a plan to expand east along the I-20 corridor. This plan was made almost 20 years ago and while it was great at that time, times change.  

Mr. Parker's editorial spoke about using light rail as opposed to hard rail lines. He mentions that most metropolis are relying on light rail.  He provides examples of light rail from the Plane train at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to the downtown street car. 

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