WCLK Public Affairs Block

Community Engagement
5:25 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Nina Hickson Reminds Us That If We Care About Michael Brown, We'll Vote That Way November 4

Nina Hickson is a former juvenile court judge.  She serves as chair of the legislative issues and public affairs committee for the Buckhead-Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a national service organization.  She is featured this weekend on the WCLK Public Affairs Block, talking about the importance of voting in local elections with regards to local injustices.

Here is the Op-Ed piece penned by Hickson about this issue:

MICHAEL BROWN’S DEATH:  A WAKE UP CALL TO AN APATHETIC COMMUNITY

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Community Engagement
9:15 am
Sat October 11, 2014

WCLK Community Spotlight Shines On Feeding The Homeless Initiative

Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Volunteers Feed Breakfast To Homeless People.

WCLK Public Affairs is always looking for great community engagement success stories.  When we heard about a group that has been feeding homeless people downtown for nearly 30 years, we decided to feature them on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

Charles  Storne is the Coordinator for the Feeding The Homeless Program at the Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church.  He has been leading an effort since 1988 that has resulted in feeding between 800-900 people a fresh hot breakfast every Saturday morning, staffed and funded entirely by volunteers.

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Community Engagement
7:26 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Georgia Council For International Visitors Brings The World Together

GCIV and CAU host Russian media delegation

The Georgia Council for International Visitors, or GCIV, works with the U.S Department of State to host emerging world leaders on visits to Georgia. GCIV arranges professional meetings and also invites these visitors to enjoy dinner as a guest in an American home.

A home-cooked meal and some good-old fashioned Georgia hospitality always creates the best and most lasting memories of a young leader's visit.

Citizen diplomacy is an opportunity open to every citizen of State of Georgia.

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Community Engagement
8:43 am
Fri September 12, 2014

National Black MBA Association Comes To ATL Sept 16-20

Join Kiplyn Primus for a Local Take Segment Saturday morning in the 7am hour as she talks with Jesse J. Tyson, CEO and President of the National Black MBA Association, which is holding it's annual conference and exhibition in Atlanta September 16-20.  What are the challenges and opportunities for those who have gone the extra mile to gain the graduate status of Masters of Business Administration?

We'll talk about it on The Local Take, part of the Public Affairs Block on WCLK, Saturday mornings at 7am before Tavis, exclusively on WCLK.

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Community Engagement
10:22 am
Sat August 9, 2014

Be Real Offers Relationship Classes To Help You Succeed

Kiplyn Primus was joined by Juanita Goss from Bethany Christian Services on the WCLK Public Affairs Block on Saturday, August 9, for a conversation about relationships, and how to keep the good ones going.  Bethany Christian Services is bringing the Be Real series of courses and workshops to Atlanta, under a grant from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

Be Real offers relationship building and positive life skills workshops for couples and singles.

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Community Engagement
11:40 am
Fri August 8, 2014

WINGS For Kids Provides After School Enrichment, Social and Emotional Learning

Join us on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning after NPR News at 7am for a look at community groups and individuals making a positive difference in the Atlanta Community.  Denise Blake is Executive Director of WINGS For Kids Atlanta, an after school enrichment program that teaches children social and emotional learning skills.  WINGS For Kids is operating in four Fulton County schools in the 2014-2015 school year, and they employ college and grad students from AUC and other area colleges as mentors for local elementary school students who learn how to collaborate and negotiate w

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Community Engagement
2:21 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

David Scott Hosts 10th Annual Health Fair August 16 @ Mundys Mill HS In Jonesboro

U.S. Congressman David Scott represents Georgia’s 13th District in Washington.  This district runs from Smyrna in the north, around the perimeter west and to the southside including Douglasville, Jonesboro and Riverdale.  He’s currently serving his sixth term. Coming up on Saturday August 16 at Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro he will be hosting his 10th annual Health Fair for citizens in the 13th District.

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Community Engagement
10:36 am
Sat July 26, 2014

John Eaves' Annual Back To School Event Happens Tuesday, July 29

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves joined Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block to talk about his annual Back-To-School Kickoff Event.

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Arts
1:34 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Jon Goode and Faith Carmichael Talk NBAF, Next-Atlanta Salon July 31

Jon Goode is an Emmy Award-Winning HBO Def Poet.  You've seen his work all over television, and if you attend The NEXT Salon at the Hammonds House Museum on Peeples Street in Historic West End on Thursday, July 31, you can see him slam some verse.  Goode and NEXT Executive Director Faith Carmichael joined Kiplyn Primus to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block, heard Saturday mornings from 7-8am before Tavis on WCLK.

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Arts
12:29 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Jon Goode and Faith Carmichael Talk NBAF, Next-Atlanta Salon July 31

Jon Goode is an Emmy Award-Winning HBO Def Poet.  You've seen his work all over television, and if you attend The NEXT Salon at the Hammonds House Museum on Peeples Street in Historic West End on Thursday, July 31, you can see him slam some verse.  Goode and NEXT Executive Director Faith Carmichael joined Kiplyn Primus to talk about it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block, heard Saturday mornings from 7-8am before Tavis on WCLK.

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