The Local Take on WCLK

WCLK is always proud to partner with Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company, presenting Smart People now through August 7 at the 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 Talk Studio to talk with Kiplyn Primus about Smart People during The Local Take. For information on tickets to a performance of this play, please click here.

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.

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The deadline to register to vote in the November election, including the presidential vote, is Tuesday, October 11. On The Local Take we are featuring various voter registration efforts between now and the registration deadline.  Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 a.m., I'll speak with Jerry Gonzalez, executive director, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO ).

Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take, I speak with the newly appointed Rainbow PUSH Executive Director for the Southern Region, Calvin Vismale. 

Vismale, a graduate of Morehouse College, shares with us his family background and the history of Rainbow PUSH, the beginning of which was created in 1971 by Rev. Jessie Jackson.  Vismale has a finance background and previously worked with Merrill Lynch and Lehman Bros.  He shares his thoughts on why this makes him an excellent person to lead the organization at this time.

Atlanta Braves Looking For Community Heroes

Jul 11, 2016
Atlanta Braves

I spoke with Atlanta Braves  Director of Community Affairs, Ericka Newsome about their upcoming  joint promotion with Fox Sports South to honor community heroes. Between now and July 22,  you are encouraged to nominate a community hero to be honored by the Braves.

July 16: Sisters By Choice Pink Ribbon 5k

Jul 7, 2016

Sisters By Choice is an Atlanta, GA grass roots organization designed to help women in the community take control of their health relative to breast cancer. On The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 a.m.,  I'll talk with Dr. Yara Robertson of Sisters By Choice.  She shares with us information about how the organization started as a support group for young cancer survivors and then became so much more. 

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On the Saturday, July 2 edition of The Local Take we  continue our political discussion with Dr. William Boone, Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor.  We were also joined by Attorney Eunice Cho with the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

We start with the recent Supreme Court Decisions.  

On the Saturday, June 18 edition of The Local Take we talk about the Zika virus with Darnisha Harrison CEO of Ennaid Therapeutics based in Alpharetta, GA.

Ms. Harrison shares with us some of the reasons that mosquito borne viruses are on the rise.  

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Dr. Niraj Nagada of Oakhurst Medical about men and their health.  He recommends that all men begin having annual physicals at age 18 and shares with us what those exams should include for 20 - 39 year olds and for 40 - 64 year olds. 

As part of The Local Take's ongoing conversation on men and health we speak with Russell Patterson from AID Atlanta. We discuss the recent reports that HIV and AIDS is in full blown epidemic in Atlanta.  

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