The Local Take on WCLK

The Local Take on WCLK talks about the Atlanta Beltline Affordable Housing Program with James Alexander, Housing Policy and Development Director for the 'Beltline.  Last year this program provided down payment assistance to 17 families seeking housing adjacent to the Atlanta Beltline. Each area of the Atlanta Beltline will have its own flavor including the newly expanded West End Trail which connects several neighborhoods including Westview, Mozley Park and the Historic West End.

The Local Take on 91.9 WCLK would like to join others in the Atlanta area in recognizing the work of Dr. William Boone.  We regularly feature Dr. Boone as a guest expert on community, Georgia and, national political and policy topics.The Georgia House of Representatives recognized CAU Political Science Professor and Atlanta University Alumnus, William H. Boone, Ph.D., for his long record of activism, community advocacy, outreach and contributions to the academy. 

Raw Food and Vegan Options On The Local Take

Apr 29, 2016

We would like to recognize Jazz 91.9 WCLK Small Business Network Member, Tassili Maat, founder and owner of Tassili's Raw Reality, Atlanta's Raw Vegan Cafe, providing healthy options in a casual atmosphere in the Historic West End District of Atlanta.  Saturday, April 30 on The Local Take we spoke with Natasha Brewley, Chef Beee of Quiche and Tell and Jamile Norman, Farmer J of Patchwork City Farms about their upcoming Facebook challenge Spring Into The Raw.  What's an omnivore diet? What's a raw diet? Is your food more nutritious if you do not cook it? 

Spring Into The Raw is a social media challenge designed to introduce more fruits and vegetables into our diets.  As we learn more about the benefits of a diet rich in the nutrients that come from vegetables this allows us to experiment with a new way of eating.

April 30: C. T. Vivian Health Fair At The ITC

Apr 26, 2016

I was joined on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, April 23 by Civil Rights Legend, former SCLC Director and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree, Rev. C. T. Vivian. He joined us to discuss the upcoming C. T. Vivian Health Fair taking place on April 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Interndenominational Theological Center(ITC) at 700 Martin Luther King Drive. Come out to join Dr. C. T. Vivian and your community for a free health screening with entertainment and family fun.  There will be information on health programs for every member of your family.

On the Saturday, April 23 edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Kenneth Braswell, executive director of Fathers Incorporated and host of the Unplugged: Faith, Family and Fatherhood Conference taking place at Turner Field in Atlanta, April 27 through 29.   The conference will culminate with a  Family Expo that is open to the public.

On the April 16 edition of Local Take I spoke with with Freddie Ashley, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and Gilbert Glenn Brown about their new Actor's Express production Serial Blackface. Playwright, Janine Nabers turns her focus to Atlanta during the 1979 - 1981 period when the series of children and, young men's murders gripped the city and the African American community. Twenty-eight African American men and young boys were first missing then found murdered.  A 23 year old, Wayne Williams was convicted of the last two murders and authorities closed the remaining cases.

I spoke with Winnie Watts-Hemphill, president, Southview Cemetery Association during the April 9 edition of The Local Take about their upcoming event on April 30. The event will raise funds to continue the preservation and maintenance of South-View Cemetery.  Hemphill talks her family's connection to this historic cemetery where many of Atlanta's African American leaders are interred. 

Some of the people there include:   Alonzo Herndon (1858-1927), Geneva Haugabrooks (1888-1977), John Wesley Dobbs (1882-1961), Charles L. Harper (1875-1955) and, the parents of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Rev. Martin L.  King Sr (1899-1984) and Alberta King (1904 - 1974).  

Join me Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for The Local Take.  Communities throughout Atlanta are changing rapidly.  The areas surrounding the Atlanta University Center are changing and are disrupted with the building of the Mercedes Benz Dome.

There are over 25 projects being considered for Memorial Drive intown.  The Westside Beltline is open and you can only wonder if it will bring development similar to the Eastside Beltline.

Saturday morning, April 2 at 7:00 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll feature a discussion with Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone and Historian Hermina Glass-Hill.

On the Saturday, February 27 edition of The Local Take, I talk with Sonjia Young founder of the Women 2 Women conference taking place on March 5, 8:00 a.m. at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. This conference dedicated to bringing generations of women together to discuss their challenges, dreams and victories. 

Speakers include Alicia Phillips, president of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Eudoxie Bridges, founder of Unspoken Angels Foundation. 

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