The Local Take

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.

The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Oct. 8 - 11

Oct 3, 2015

Saturday morning on The Local Take I'm talking with the Founder of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, Toni Henson, along with Playwright, Mzuri Aimbaya, and Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) Alumnus and Production Assistant, Chi Ife.  

This year's festival takes place over the weekend, October 8 - 11 at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center located on the Morehouse College campus in the Atlanta University Center (AUC).

  The Local Take speaks with Aiyana Mathews about all things Japan including JapanFest and the JET Program. JapanFest takes place Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20 and is the largest Japanese gathering in the Southeast. Over 30,000 people are expected to partake in the activities that include live performances and authentic Japanese food. Interactive activities include kites, spinning tops, kimona, dancers, drummers and more.  Every martial art of Japan will be displayed from akido to sumo.

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at seven before Tavis, as we take a live, hour long look at mental illness in the community in advance of Mental Health Day at the State Capitol, coming up on Tuesday, January 20.

Our experts will include Monica Parker from the State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Dr. Malaika Berkeley from the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Atlanta.

The crisis involving the death of young black men at the hands of the police seems to have reached an awful crescendo this summer, where there have been four high profile questionable killings in less than 30 days, including Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Ohio, Ezell Ford in California, and most notoriously  18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Kiplyn Primus: What are we to do when the people who are hired to protect and serve fear our community so much that they shoot us when we are armed only with the color of our skin?

Kiplyn Primus was joined Saturday morning July 12 for The Local Take, as she welcomed participants in the 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative.  The  Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.

The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus presents DISCOURSE-- Dialogues for Understanding. This is the first in a series of conversations that we will have within our community.

Kiplyn Primus continues her look on The Local Take on WCLK into the issues facing young African American men in the turbulent, early days of the 21st Century.  This week she welcomes Norma Joy Barnes from the Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, who is hosting a Workshop Saturday at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.  They are joined by Levi, a young black man struggling to learn the skills and gain the acceptance required in a tough above-ground economy.  Hear the local take at 7:30am Saturday before Tavis and on demand below.

The look of Mom’s have changed over the years, but today’s moms come equipped with technology, apps, online videos, and more!  So do moms with Google have more to offer than analog Moms?  Have Moms really changed or do they just have access to more information?

Kiplyn Primus is joined on The Local Take with Karen Adams, Joyce Davis, and Melanie Dawson Jackson, a mom who home schools.

Kiplyn Primus is joined by United Way of Greater Atlanta President and CEO Milton Little, and Sonia Milner of Nicholas House, a transitional shelter for homeless families that will be receiving shoeboxes on Mother's Day as part of the WCLK-United Way Shoebox Campaign.

Listen to their conversation here, or tune in for community engagement on The Local Take Saturday morning at 7:30a before Tavis as Kiplyn digs deeper into the Shoebox Campaign, and how your decorative shoeboxes filled with toiletries and personal care items can make a difference on Mother's Day.

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