The Local Take on WCLK

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.

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.

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 network of grassroots advocates, healthcare professionals and concerned citizens has a focus on Georgia's healthcare needs for mothers and babies.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

October 21: ITC Second Annual Global Transformers Gala

Oct 15, 2016

The October 15 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK I caught up with Atlanta's renowned Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).  ITC presents its Second Annual Global Transformers Gala on Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.  The theme this year is Women of Power, Faith and Action. 

During The Local Take,  I speak with Cynthia Cherrey about the International Leadership Association's (ILA) annual conference being held in Atlanta, November 2 - 5. 

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