The Local Take on WCLK

Hope Atlanta Delivers to Underserved Communities

Feb 18, 2017

On the February 18 edition of The Local Take on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I speak with Ed Powers and Chokel Taylor about Hope Atlanta.  Hope Atlanta evolved from an organization that started over 100 years ago, which evolved into Traveler's Aid and is now known as Hope Atlanta. Hope Atlanta Executive Director Ed Powers explains that the new name reflects the organization's mission to help underserved communities. 

Forget Me Not - A Play About Alzheimer's Disease

Feb 11, 2017

This week on The Local Take I speak with Garrett Davis about his play Forget Me Not. 

Garrett shares with us that his grandmother, Goodness Davis is the inspiration for the play. He shares the heartbreaking moment when he returned home from college and his grandmother didn't know who he was. As the oldest of over 20 grandchildren he was devastated.  As a playwright, he decided to use his craft to not only share the story, but to also bring in medical experts to provide information for the audience.  

The Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson STEM Scholarship Initiative

Feb 11, 2017

This week  on The Local Take on WCLK, I talked with Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson about the 3rd Annual Breakfast in support of STEM students that is named in her honor. This event will feature Astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison as keynote speaker, and takes place Saturday, February 18.

Dr. Carol is the first African American Woman to receive a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She speaks to the need for people who are the "first" to be comfortable in uncomfortable settings and situations. 

This week the Local Takes speaks with The 10,000 Fearless, a partnership between Muslims and Christians to revitalize and preserve The Bluff, one of Atlanta's most challenging neighborhoods, located close by WCLK and the Atlanta University Center (AUC).

The Local Take - Consider Foster Care Parenting

Jan 26, 2017

Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 a.m. on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll speak with Krystal Sherrod of the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP); Vivian Hood, a foster parent who adopted four sisters; and, Diamond Hood a young woman benefited from being placed in foster care.

Ms. Sherrod shares with us that in Georgia over 11,000 children were in need of foster care in 2014. She explains that her organization works with churches and community organizations to find, train and support foster families. 

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