WCLK Public Affairs Block

Community Engagement
10:19 am
Sat May 9, 2015

WCLK At ABL's 37th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday

The Atlanta Business League's 37th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon takes place Tuesday, May 12 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. WCLK's Kiplyn Primus will be reporting live from this event during Midday Jazz featuring Rivablue. This year's honorees include John Somerhalder II with AGL Resources, Willie Burks with Resurgens Risk Management, Ingrid Saunders Jones with the National Council of Negro Women, and Lonnie Saboor with Invest Atlanta.

ABL Board Membership Vice Chair Edward Hartley spoke with Rob Maynard about this year's event on the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

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Community Engagement
9:11 am
Tue May 5, 2015

GA DOT Partners with WCLK To Share Georgia Commute Options

The Georgia DOT is a proud supporter of WCLK. Their current focus is on commute options that will achieve fewer cars on Atlanta roads, cleaner air for all of us, and less stress all the way around.

GA DOT Media Spokesperson Natalie Dale joins Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven to talk about it:

What can you do?

Courtesy of gacommuteoptions.com

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Community Engagement
10:46 am
Thu April 30, 2015

The Local Take On WCLK Talks Restorative Justice, "Law And Order"

Scene of Nicholas Taft Thomas shooting, Smyrna GA 3/24/15

Join us Saturday morning at seven for The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus as we continue our ongoing series of interactive talk programs about Restorative Justice. Kiplyn will be joined by City of Atlanta Restorative Justice Board Member Artis Brunson, and they will take your calls, live. The recent upsurge in high profile police killings of young black men here and around the country has taken the issue of criminal justice reform off the back burner.

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Community Engagement
10:23 am
Thu April 23, 2015

WCLK Supports The United Way's 10th Annual Springtime Shoebox Campaign

The United Way of Greater Atlanta's annual Spring Shoebox Campaign gives homeless women and children whimsically-decorated shoeboxes filled with toiletries and neccessities that we probably take for granted, but they cannot. United Way is taking donations of decorated shoeboxes filled these items at drop-off points across Atlanta through May 1. You can also "give" a shoebox online by clicking here.

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Community Engagement
8:49 am
Sat April 18, 2015

12th Annual David Scott Job Fair Friday 4/24 @ Georgia Intl Convention Center College Park

Congressman David Scott's 13th District encompasses much of Atlanta's South and Southwest Metro Area, and much of WCLK's listening audience. His annual job fair takes place Friday, April 24 at the Georgia International Convention Center adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in College Park. The event takes place from 10a-3p.

Representative Scott called WCLK's Kiplyn Primus to talk about it during the WCLK Public Affairs Block.

From David Scott's website, about this event:

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Community Engagement
11:14 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Light, Bright, and Damn Near White Author Michelle Gordon Jackson On The Local Take

Author, Columnist and Screenwriter Michelle Gordon Jackson takes on the One Drop Rule in her book Light, Bright, and Damn Near White: Black Leaders Created By The One Drop Rule. Kiplyn Primus spoke with her about what yesterday's racial social engineering still has to do with today's, in a provocative conversation designed to engage the community.

You can hear The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus during the WCLK Public Affairs Block on Saturday mornings at 7a before the Tavis Smiley Show from PRI.

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Community Engagement
2:46 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Women 2 Women Conference March 14 Honors Edie Fraser, Susan Taylor

Pearl Cleage

This year’s Women 2 Women Conference takes place on Saturday, March 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Downtown.  This year’s plenary speaker is Atlanta Playwright and Best Selling Author Pearl Cleage.  Honorees include Essence Magazine Editor In Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor and Edie Fraser .

Women 2 Women Conference/Young Eventions Group Founder Sonjia Waller Young, and Women 2 Women Conference Honoree Edie Fraser joined WCLK's Kiplyn Primus on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am to talk about it.

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Arts
11:46 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Fahamu Pecou Talks Life, Art, New High Exhibit

Fahamu Pecou Life Aint Been No Crystal Stare 2007

Fahamu Pecou is a multi-media artist, performer and scholar who is the contemporary artistic counterpoint to the work of Cuban Surrealist Wilfredo Lam in the new exhibit Imagining New Worlds at Atlanta's High Museum.  He stopped by WCLK to chat with Kiplyn Primus in a Local Take segment about life, art, and culture.  You can hear it on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at seven before Tavis.

For more information about Fahamu Pecou, click here.

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Community Engagement
10:36 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Judge Nina Hickson Talks Protecting Georgia's Women & Children On WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday

Nina R. Hickson

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? 

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Community Engagement
10:25 am
Thu February 5, 2015

The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus Takes On Sex Trafficking In ATL Saturday @7a

Sex trafficking is a horrendous reality in Atlanta, where our city is recognized as a hub for men(predominantly) looking for underage minors to exploit.  As part of WCLK's responsibility as a public broadcast licensee we engage with our community whether the picture is pretty or not.

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