The Local Take on WCLK

Visit A Mosque Day In Atlanta January 23

Jan 19, 2016

This week we speak with Edward Ahmed Mitchell about AtlantaMuslim.com and the upcoming Visit A Mosque Day in Atlanta. 

From Fayetteville to Alpharetta the AtlantaMuslim community is coming together to host us, their neighbors, friends and community at their place of worship.  On Saturday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. you are invited to attend this celebration of culture and religion. 

A short program to introduce you to the Muslim community and explanation of their religious beliefs will be provided by the Islamic Speakers Bureau at some mosques. 

On the Saturday, January 9, 7:00 a.m. edition of The Local Take, we take a look at the Year In Review.    I am joined in the Jazz 91.9 WCLK talk studio by Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone and former Fulton County Judge Penny Brown Reynolds.    Judge Reynolds is a former prosecutor, speaker and author.   She handled cases on the television program, Family Court With Judge Penny between 2008 - 2010.

The Local Take continues conversations on health Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK by speaking with Dr. Pamela Roshell, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service;  and, Dr. Lisa Simmons, a family practitioner from Oakhurst Medical.

I spoke with three of Atlanta's most dynamic entrepreneurs on The Local Take.  The November 21 edition of The Local Take highlights the support and partnership between Jazz 91.9 WCLK and  the Atlanta Business League.

This month the Atlanta Business League inducted three entrepreneurs into their Hall of Fame.   Inductees include:   Daryll Griffin of Accolades; Ira Jackson of Perfect Image Printing; and, Simon Robinson of Simon Sign Systems.   All of these businesses have stood the test of time and celebrate 25 years of business success this year. 

The Local Take speaks with Pamela Perkins Carn, coordinator of the Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM), about the organization being honored at this year's Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration at
Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta. 

The Children's Interfaith Movement works with faith based and community organizations in supporting the children who live on the margins in our communities. Pamela Perkins Carn explains that ICM advocates on behalf of Georgia's children at the policy and at the services levels.

The Local Take speaks with Charisse Price about the history of the National Urban Fellows (NUF).  Ms. Price is a member of the fellows class of 2011. She speaks about the history of the program which began in the late 1960's at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Urban centers across the country struggled to support citizens of color and underserved communities.  The fellows programs was born out of a desire to train leaders with an interest in public policy, governmental affairs and non-profit organizations.

The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  is  committed to an ongoing discussion about criminal justice reform in the communities we serve.   This week I speak with event founder Sharon C. Turner and Valencia Miller with the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-Entry about the Seventh Annual Home for Good Forum and Job Fair.   The event takes place on Thursday, November 12 at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Fly a Kite at the Fourth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo this weekend in the Meadow at Piedmont Park!

On Saturday morning, October 24,  I speak with the Founder of the Atlanta Kite Festival, Erinn Rowell.  She joins me on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK to discuss her history with kites and how the festival came into existence.

Kites can be found in many cultures around the world.  The festival is a way for families to come together, enjoy fun and activities outdoors with other families.  

The Fort Mac Fall Festival at Fort McPherson kicks off this weekend.   On Saturday morning, October 24 at 7:00 a. m. on The Local Take we speak with Atlanta Council Member, Joyce Sheperd, about the many changes occurring in her district around Ft. McPherson.  

Council Member Sheperd explains that this is more than a festival.   In addition to live music, tours and vendors, the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority will be on hand to allow the community to have input into their redevelopment plans.

30 Runs in 30 Days Fall Challenge Begins October 1st

Sep 22, 2015

  The 30 Runs in 30 Days Fall Challenge Begins on October 1, 2015. This loosely connected, disparate group of people from all over the world come together on Facebook each quarter to complete this challenge.  

Joshua Pressley a former high school track and field athlete started this grassroots group in order to get people moving with camaraderie and support. As he explains, it all began with a running group at his church then a conversation with a colleague and a Facebook post.

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