New Music: A Place In Time By Wallace Roney

Jan 4, 2017

Trumpeter Wallace Roney studied his instrument with Dizzie Gillespie and Clark Terry, before studying with Miles Davis for the last six years of Miles' life. On his new release A Place In Time on High Note, Roney moves beyond his history while maintaining a style that will leave you remembering the great players that came before him. He's joined on this record by Patrice Rushen, Gary Bartz, Ben Solomon, Buster Williams and Lenny White.

Saturday morning December 31 at 7am tune in to WCLK for the CAU Now Lifting Every Voice as we discuss the good news happening on the Clark Atlanta University campus every day. This month we’ll discuss the research and sponsored programs at CAU that are driving future innovation and future careers. Our guests include CAU Interim Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs Dr. Shafiq Khan, CAU Distinguished Professor and Asa Edmund Ware Chair in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Dr. Obie Clayton, and Chemistry Professor Dr. Eric Mintz.

WCLK would like to wish all of our listeners a happy holiday season. But for many people, this time of year is marked by a major case of the holiday blues. Join us Saturday morning December 31 at 7:30 for Dr. Judi The People’s Advocate as we talk about it. Judi Crocker Billingsley is joined by Dr. Joi G. Showell from the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. They’ll offer you strategies to cope if you suffer from depression and anxieties around the holidays. That’s Dr.

Frankie's Southern Soul New Year's Eve In Decatur

Dec 30, 2016

Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by Frankie's Southern Soul, presenting a New Year's Eve Celebration Saturday, December 31 at Candler Event Hall, 2942 Amber Drive in Decatur GA 30035(I-20 and Candler Road). This event will feature the Kollaboration Live Band, Southern Cuisine, New Year's Toast, party favors and a bop, step and swing showdown. Doors open at 8pm.

December 29: Alex Bugnon At Suite Lounge

Dec 26, 2016

Support for WCLK programming comes from the Suite Food Lounge. Contemporary jazz keyboardist Alex Bugnon closes out the 2016 Suite Jazz Series on Thursday, December 29th at Suite Food Lounge. Alex has been a mainstay on the jazz and R&B scene for decades, including stints with Keith Sweat, James Ingram, Freddie Jackson and others. His solo career has produced hits since his debut project in 1989. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information available here.

For the Love of...Music, Wine, Life: A Marcus Johnson Experience is on tap Thursday, December 29th at City Winery Atlanta featuring our own host of Catch the Flo, Marcus Johnson for one special evening. Marcus is not only an independent Billboard-ranked musician and producer, he owns his label and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Johnson spent several years heading the label and producing for artists like Nick Colionne, Bonny Lyle, Brian Lenair and Alyson Williams just to name a few. This special Atlanta engagement begins with doors opening at 6, showtime at 8. Catch the Flo airs on WCLK Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Dr. Karen DeSalvo the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. DeSalvo speaks with us about the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ACA or Obamacare.

AARP Georgia partners with WCLK in support of Seniors

Dec 21, 2016

Saturday at 7am on The Local Take on WCLK I'll talk with Debra Tyler-Horton, State Director of AARP Georgia about their partnership with WCLK and the work AARP does in the community. 

Jazz Violinist Josh Vietti and saxophonist Marcus Anderson will perform at City Winery this Wednesday night. Josh Vietti incorporates a variety of musical genres and styles and has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and performed for sold out crowds at the Catalina Island Jazz Festival, Stone Soul Festival, Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival and recently at the Wolf Creek Jazz Festival in Atlanta. Marcus Anderson is one of the premiere saxophonists in the world. He has eight albums to date, performs to audiences all over the world, and who accompanies other great artists such as CeeLo Green, Judith Hill and has also been a featured saxophonist with Prince's New Power Generation. In addition to being a sax maestro, Marcus plays the flute, sings, writes, dances, produces and arranges music. The concert is Wednesday, December 21st at City Winery Atlanta.

Ticket information is available at citywinery.com.

Inroads is a national non-profit organization that supports corporate internships for students. They are launching a new program in support of high school STEAM students. STEAM takes the existing STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and incorporates an Arts component.

The Local Take On WCLK welcomes Janet Hill, manager for the Inroads College Links program. Ms. Hill is a successful corporate executive will lead this new program that will expose high school students to the "culture" of Corporate America.