The Local Take on WCLK

This week on The Local Take I speak with Leah Daughtry, one of the founders of the Power Rising conference taking place in Atlanta February 23  - 25 at Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. 

Leah shares with us how the conference came to be, explaining that they are reaching out to African American women who are the largest and most consistent voting block in the country.  Black women in the USA command 1.3 Trillion in spending power. 

Join me at a new time, Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 a.m.  for The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK.   I speak with WCLK's own Morris Baxter about his upcoming Birthday Celebration on February 15 at Revel, partially benefiting the Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra.   Morris explains that he became familiar with this organization when they reached out to him and his daughter, an aspiring cellist, about joining their group.  He was so impressed with this organizati

Join me Saturday, February 3,  8:00 a.m. at a new time on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK as I speak with Atlanta's own Tayari Jones, award winning writer of  Leaving Atlanta  and  Silver Sparrow.  We discuss her new novel An American Marriage and her upcoming program at the Alliance Theatre where she will speak with her mentor Pearl Cleage.

The Local Take Talks to Poet Sabreen Jolley

Feb 3, 2018

Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk to Sabreen Jolley.  Jolley is a Clark Atlanta University student who has self-published a book of poetry, Same Sky, Different Light.  

Same Sky, Different Light is a collection of poems that highlights the stories and emotions of multiple people through the art of spoken word.  Sabreen explains that she has been writing and performing poetry since she was nine years old, anywhere she could as she honed her craft.

The Local Take is taken over by The Atlanta Fulton Public Library.  We are joined by Claudia Strange and Rachel Daniels. 

We discussed the Drag Queen Story time which was a huge success with parents and children. They also told us about the Mobile Book Bike which cycles to branches to share books, STEM experiments and all kinds of activities for children and young people.  You can contact the library to arrange for the Mobile Book Bike for your activity. 

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