The Local Take on WCLK

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.

Clark Atlanta University and Cybersecurity

Aug 24, 2015

Cybersecurity education takes a great leap forward at Clark Atlanta University.  We speak with Dr. Roy George who is the chairperson of the CIS (Computer Information Systems) department at CAU.  Dr. George was recently named by The Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 100 Technology Leaders in Atlanta. 

Wikepedia Commons

We speak with Dan Carroll from DragonCon about this year's festival and highlights.  DragonCon activities are separated into Fan Tracks which include everything from Alternative History, Science, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tolkien, Silk Road and more.

LifeSouth Blood Mobile will be collecting pints from all eligible not just those in the Horror Track.

Diane Larche

FLAIR - The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition is a non-profit organization made up of over 500 former models, commentators and staff of the world renowned Ebony Fashion Fair show that toured the country from 1958 to 2009.

Join the ladies on  Saturday, August 22 between 10AM - 2PM FLAIR Cares mentoring event of seminars for young people.  To attend apply at their website at The mentoring program will cover make-up/self image, entrepreneurship/leadership, social media/networking.