Rob Maynard

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is a proud supporter of WCLK. They also support small businesses. They are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Small Business Development Program, designed to train contractors in sewer rehabilitation and construction management, a program designed to allow more people to bid on Atlanta's $4 billion in scheduled infrastructure upgrades.

Sue Ross joined me on the WCLK Public Affairs Block to talk about it.

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta

The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta celebrates 25 years of providing a cultural and creative outlet for African American Youth with their Taste of YEA fundraising event Saturday evening August 8 at the Rialto Center for The Performing Arts at Georgia State University downtown.

This years' event will feature performances by the ensemble, as well as a special tribute and All That You Are Award to Wendy Raquel Robinson.

Atlanta Thyroid Cancer Support Group Forming

Jul 18, 2015

Judy O'Reilly is a thyroid cancer survivor that we featured on Your Health Connection earlier this year. Thyroid cancer is relatively uncommon, and most people don't understand how this small gland on your neck helps run your body. When it is attacked by cancer, the therapy and side effects can be daunting.

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African Americans who fought in World War II helped win that war, and returned to America with the skills and ideals that helped lead to the subsequent Civil Rights Movement. The work of those veterans resonates across our society even today.

Bills pending in the current Georgia Legislature include several impacting sex trafficking, stalking, harassment and domestic violence.  Georgia law covering these issues is woefully out of date in ways that cost lives annually.  Is there bi-partisan support to change this session? 

Fulton Focus is a monthly public affairs program on WCLK airing third Saturdays at 7:30a as part of the WCLK Public Affairs Block. 

The December edition of the program features Jason Lane, a Job Development Specialist for the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department  Office of Workforce Development, for a discussion about Fulton County job development for prospective employees or employers.

Fulton County Police Corporal Maureen Smith talks about ways you can "harden the target" to make yourself less likely to be a victim of crime.

Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless has been helping people in the Atlanta Metro area for 44 years.  The organization, originally created and driven by the late Hosea Williams, is now headed by Elisabeth Omilami and her husband Afemo.  Elisabeth Omiliami talked with Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless initiatives, including Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the Georgia World Congress Center.

If you would like to learn more about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here.

The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta/ISB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, apolitical educational organization that provides certified Muslim speakers to promote awareness about Islam and Muslims. Its mission is to counter prejudice and discrimination against Muslim Americans by teaching about their traditions and contributions in the context of America’s history and cultural diversity, while building relations between American Muslims and other groups.

ISB Board Member Bassem Fakhoury stopped by to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Mental Health In The African American Community

Nov 8, 2014
Carla Hill

Carolyn McKenzie started the non-profit group Mental Health In The African American Community/MHAAC in the aftermath of a horrible tragedy in which her favorite niece stabbed McKenzie and then killed herself.  McKenzie came to realize that the stereotypes and denial about mental health issues in the community were costing lives and ruining families.  She decided to do something to try to make a difference.

Join Rob Maynard on The WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as he is joined by Kamila Washington, founder of Kamileon's Kloset.