WCLK Public Affairs Block

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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Community Engagement
7:59 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Fulton Focus On WCLK Features Jobs Help, Food Tips, and How To Avoid Being A Crime Victim

Fulton Focus is a monthly public affairs program on WCLK airing third Saturdays at 7:30a as part of the WCLK Public Affairs Block. 

The December edition of the program features Jason Lane, a Job Development Specialist for the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department  Office of Workforce Development, for a discussion about Fulton County job development for prospective employees or employers.

Fulton County Police Corporal Maureen Smith talks about ways you can "harden the target" to make yourself less likely to be a victim of crime.

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Community Engagement
2:39 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

U.S. Dept of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell Visits CAU On Listening Tour

U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell visited Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday for a listening session with CAU students, as part of a national tour highlighting the Obama Administration's Higher Education Agenda.  He also stopped by WCLK to discuss college affordability and opportunity, as he leads efforts to reach President Obama’s 2020 goal, for our nation to once again have the largest proportion of college graduates in the world.

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Community Engagement
7:36 am
Sat November 22, 2014

WCLK Public Affairs Block Features Elisabeth Omilami, Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless

Hosea Feed The Hungry And Homeless has been helping people in the Atlanta Metro area for 44 years.  The organization, originally created and driven by the late Hosea Williams, is now headed by Elisabeth Omilami and her husband Afemo.  Elisabeth Omiliami talked with Rob Maynard on the WCLK Public Affairs Block about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless initiatives, including Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the Georgia World Congress Center.

If you would like to learn more about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here.

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