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Insights- Vocalist René Marie

Apr 18, 2018
MaryLynn Gillaspie/Motema Music

Sunday afternoon on Jazz Tones on WCLK I had the opportunity to interview René Marie. She is a vocalist, arranger and composer. theatrical performer, and teacher. She was born in Warrenton, Virginia and neither of her parents were formally trained musicians but exposed her to Blues, R&B,classical, folk and bluegrass music. Part of René's musical philosophy has been focused on giving back. In  2010 she launched a series of vocal group sessions called Slam. Her lastest release was 2016's Sound of Red.  This was her first album of all orginal material.

Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant on Wednesday at 6pm exclusively on WCLK for the April edition of Your Health Connection. Our topic this month is Cancer In The African American Community. April is National Minority Health Month and we will talk about it, live, with guests including Health Advocates Shay Traylor and Monica Ponder, as well as Aprille Belgrave, Study Monitor for Georgia NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program) for Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology Research and Education, a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of cancer care in Georgia.  We’ll also take your calls, live, during the 6pm hour. Your Health Connection is Community Engagement from The Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Win A Trip For Two To St. Lucia Jazz From WCLK

Apr 14, 2018

Thanks to everyone who made a donation during our Spring Membership Campaign. Although the campaign has ended, you can still make a donation, and when you do, you'll be automatically registered to win our St. Lucia Tropical Island Grand Prize Getaway. This exclusive travel package for two adults includes: round trip airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, and a choice of St. Lucia Jazz Festival performances. Just click here or at the donate button above and make a donation in any amount during the month of April.

The Local Take Talks WALK TO END LUPUS NOW April 21st

Apr 14, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Steve Evans, President and CEO of Lupus Foundation of America - Georgia Chapter. He shares that  Lupus is an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that affects 55,000 Georgians, mostly women aged 18 - 45.  He goes on to explain that the disease can impact anyone at any age including men and even teenagers.  Like most disease's LUPUS impacts communities of color disproportionally.  Evans shares that over 55,000 Georgians are impacted by the disease.

This week on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with former North Carolina Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who was appointed by the White House as Regional Director of Region 4 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May 2017.

In her role, Ms. Ellmers is responsible for the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as six federally recognized tribes; making Region 4 the largest of ten regions.

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