The Local Take on WCLK

On the December 9 edition of The Local Take, I spoke with Charles Walker of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta about YouthBuild.  Mr. Walker explained that this program began in New York when young men were asked what they wanted to do in their neighborhoods. The program is designed for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are interested in a career in the construction trades.

On the December 9 edition of The Local Take, I spoke with  with Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone about the Atlanta Mayoral runoff that happened last week.   Keisha Lance Bottoms won the vote over her opponent Mary Norwood by fewer than 800 votes.   Although there has been a call for a recount, Dr. Boone expects the mayor-elect to be installed as Mayor of Atlanta.   I asked Dr. Boone about the schism with Atlanta's old guard and new.  We also discussed Atlanta's changing demographics and the future of African American leadership in the city.

The Local Take: Donna Brazille Talks Election Hacks

Dec 6, 2017

The Local Take had an opportunity to speak with Ms. Donna Brazille a democratic strategist about her new book HACKS. The controversial book is still on the New York Times bestseller list and contains a break-down of the 2016 Democratic presidential race.

On the December 2 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK we talked about the Maternal mortality rate, which is rising in the USA.   I first became aware of this research from an article in the Los Angeles Times which indicated that the rates of death are rising most in the African-American community. Then I saw a report from the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) on the same subject. I reached out to Dr. Karla Booker an obstetrician and gynecolgist, who serves on Georgia’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee.

On the November 16 edition of The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK we celebrated Ballethnic, as they present the 25th showing of The Urban Nutcracker for the holiday season.  Performances will be held on December 9 and 10 at the King Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. Ballethnic, founded by Waverly Lucas II and Nena Gilreath, is the first African American ballet company in Atlanta.

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