Tavis Smiley

Hear Tavis Smiley exclusively on WCLK, Saturday Mornings at 8am.

WCLK is Atlanta's exclusive home of The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International, heard each Saturday morning from 8a-10a after the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Tavis has a new book out, written in collaboration with David Ritz, called Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.  This is a work of history and fiction, in which Smiley takes the reader behind the scenes of the tumultuous final year of King's life, when many in the movement began to turn their backs on MLK's anti-war and anti-poverty efforts.

Tavis Smiley is everywhere you look or listen or read these days.  You can hear his public radio show Saturdays from 8a-10a on WCLK.  He's in Atlanta briefly for a book signing and appearance, and stopped by his Atlanta flagship station to chat with Jamal Ahmad about his new book Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.

Saturday's Smart N Up Conference features a solution focussed discussion centered toward conquering social injustice within the community.  It will be hosted by Tavis Smiley, but the focus is on bringing young people together to generate their own solutions for endemic poverty and inequality.

From the Smart N Up Facebook:

WCLK Remembers Nelson Mandela

Dec 7, 2013

WCLK and all of our listeners and members fondly recall the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.  Smiley and West devoted their December 7 program to memories of Mandela, including conversations with Ron Dellums, Maxine Waters, and Afre Woodard.

You can listen to that program on demand by clicking here.

Thank You Jazz Lovers and WCLK Members!  Thanks to everyone who made a pledge of support during the station's Fall Membership Campaign.  By making your contributions to keep Jazz Public Radio alive in Atlanta you have helped sustain everyone you hear each day,  from Morris In The Morning or Riva Blue to Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tavis Smiley, The Local Take.   You turn us on and offer your support for the best jazz music morning noon and night.

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West take on the issues of the week each Saturday morning at 9am on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  Meaningful conversation about politics, art, and activism fill the program each week.  Join us right after The Tavis Smiley and just before Saturday's Best Jazz and put down your preconceived notions with Smiley And West, exclusively in ATL on WCLK.

To listen on demand to past shows or see what Dr. West is up to lately, click here.

Women's History Month On WCLK

Feb 28, 2013

March is Women's History Month, and WCLK will acknowledge this with a series of vignettes about incredible women throughout the modern era.

Each day throughout March, throughout the day, you will hear about great women including Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisolm, Roslyn Carter, Whoopie Goldberg and others.

These vignettes are made possible by The Georgia Coalition of Black Women, supporting strong women and supporting WCLK.  The vignettes are hosted by Tavis Smiley.