Visit A Mosque Day In Atlanta January 23

Jan 19, 2016

This week we speak with Edward Ahmed Mitchell about AtlantaMuslim.com and the upcoming Visit A Mosque Day in Atlanta. 

From Fayetteville to Alpharetta the AtlantaMuslim community is coming together to host us, their neighbors, friends and community at their place of worship.  On Saturday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. you are invited to attend this celebration of culture and religion. 

A short program to introduce you to the Muslim community and explanation of their religious beliefs will be provided by the Islamic Speakers Bureau at some mosques. 


Does what we eat impact our chances of developing cancer in our lifetime? Do certain foods protect us while others hurt us? Join JaQuitta Williams for the February edition of Your Health Connection, Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. as we explore the links.   JaQuitta will be joined in studio by Registered Dietician Kiki Smalley-Frazier, and we’ll take your questions, live.  If we are what we eat, can you eat in a way to avoid cancer?

What if you or a loved one is a cancer survivor? How and why should you watch your nutrition carefully?


Jan 18, 2016

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has blown through sets and sides in Jazz since his days with the Mingus Big Band. He's played horn on recordings from a diverse group of collaborators that stretch from Ravi Coltrane and Cedar Walton to the Skatalites and Nancy Wilson. On his new High Note Records release #JIVECULTURE, Pelt finally plays along with one of Jazz music's greatest bass players, Ron Carter. #JIVECULTURE features original Pelt compositions, standards and even one of Ron Carter's original compositions, Einbahnstrasse.

Heinrich Klaffs

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is your home for Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, produced by WBGO Newark and NPR Music. You can hear the program on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WCLK. This week's program features Steve Turre and Bright Moments covering the music of the innovative Jazz horn genius Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

WCLK is your home for NPR Jazz and Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, Sundays at 7:00 p.m. End your weekend with the best live Jazz on radio.


Jazz 91.9 WCLK  will provide special coverage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 18.  Join us after Morning Jazz as we feature a simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service coverage, live from the Horizon Sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church.   Following the service coverage, WCLK will air a new documentary The Power of Nonviolence: The Spirituality of Peacemaking, a project by David Freudberg, produced in association with WGBH Boston.

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Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King brings his one-man show to the Robert Ferst Center on the Georgia Tech Campus, Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16.   History, poetry and tragedy collide when Roger Guenveur Smith tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King from the harsh glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality to his lonely death at the bottom of a swimming pool. In this riveting performance, Smith captures the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman and, reveals America’s endlessly complicated relationship with its racial past and present.

In the run up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 18, we're looking for common ground this week on The Local Take.  I spoke with Beatrice and Larry Soublet, founders of ERACE  Atlanta.  Beatrice and Larry explain the history of ERACE.   The organization began in New Orleans after the Times Picayune published a series "Together Apart/The Myth of Race," and readers responded with fear and hate.  A conversation between Rhoda Faust and Brenda Thompson led to the founding of  ERACE and the slogan ERACISM.

Latin Jazz has informed our culture at least since Dizzie Gillespie's Afro-Cuban musical excursions of the late 1940s.   Contemporary Latin Jazz is vibrant and ever present in the larger culture and on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards.   You can hear cuts from Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars new release on Savant, called Heart Beat at various times during the broadcast day, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from  10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

 Jazz 91.9 WCLK has always played the Jazz musicians that you know and love.   We play a dynamic blend of major and independent label artists.   Bill McGee is a Richmond, Virginia born horn player who attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta in the 1970s.  He got his early break in the music business playing with classmates in Brick.   This led to side performances with artists including The O'Jays, Lou Rawls, Evelyn Champagne King and The Sugar Hill Gang.

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Stride Pianist, James P. Johnson is one of Jazz music’s originators.   Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride from NPR Music features the music of Johnson with live performances from Jazz At Lincoln Center including Kkeyboardists Aaron Diehl, Ethan Iverson and Marc Carey.

Also featured will be the James P. Johnson Collection at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.

You can hear Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride from NPR Music on Sunday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. exclusively on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.