WCLK Public Affairs Block

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.

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on WCLK Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis as she discusses the recent death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died under questionable circumstances while in police custody following a routine traffic stop in Waller County Texas. Bland was on her way to her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, to deliver a speech on child welfare, civil rights, and social issues. Bland had been outspoken about the issue of police brutality.

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.

Georgia's Win List

Join Kiplyn Primus for The Local Take on the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning at 7am before Tavis Smiley. Her guest Saturday is Adrienne White. White is Chair of Georgia's Win List. This is a political action committee dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia by recruiting and training women to seek political office.

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As part of her ongoing series of discussions and programs about Restorative Justice, Kiplyn Primus talks with Tracy Rolle, community advocate and author of NCHARGE, A Guide To Managing A Result Driven Life After Incarceration.

Through her worked with a loved one in the criminal justice system, Rolle developed a knowledge base and some strategies that can help people in prison transition back into society with a legitimate second chance, and help their families keep it together during difficult times.

Clark Atlanta University is proud to host the 2015 Washington Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders for the second straight year. During June and July, 50 ‪#‎MandelaFellows‬ will participate in academic and leadership institutes in Atlanta, Georgia!

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WCLK celebrates dads this Father's Day Weekend with a special edition of The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus, Saturday morning at 7am. Writers and journalists Nick Chiles and Josh Levs join Kiplyn for a open, honest conversation about the realities of parenting for men in 2015. Both men are fathers who explore the dynamics of what it means to be an African American dad(Chiles), or a new father trying to be 'there' for his kids in a corporate economy that doesn't make it easy to do.

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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.

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.