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The Local Take Talks Transportation for DeKalb County

Dec 19, 2017

I recently spoke with Curtis Parker about his editorial in Crossroads News regarding the expansion of MARTA into South DeKalb. 

MARTA has a plan to expand east along the I-20 corridor. This plan was made almost 20 years ago and while it was great at that time, times change.  

Mr. Parker's editorial spoke about using light rail as opposed to hard rail lines. He mentions that most metropolis are relying on light rail.  He provides examples of light rail from the Plane train at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to the downtown street car. 

West Coast Percussionist Darryl Munyungo Jackson has an excellent holiday single out on his own label, bringing an instrumental and vocal take on Frank Loesser's 1944 classic Baby It's Cold Outside. The instrumental track features Eric Marienthal on soprano saxophone, while the vocal version updates they lyrics and features Niki Haris and Jeff Robinson as the 'mouse' and the 'wolf' vocal roles from Loesser's original score.  You can hear both at various times throughout the holiday season on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

The Local Take this week speaks with Kelli Bacote Ross about the BOOK organization (Better Outcomes for Our Kids) and their grassroots efforts to reform our education system. Ms. Ross mentions that there are 4 educational tracks - traditional public schools, public charter schools, home schooling and public virtual schools. She speaks about parents who feel that they do not have a voice or a choice.  She also mentions that many parents don't know what "high performing school" really means.

U.S. Air Force courtesy photo

The Holiday Season makes it hard to keep healthy eating habits. Come January, many of us make New Year's fitness and weight loss resolutions we end up breaking by Spring. How can you avoid temptation and work on a diet and fitness plan that leaves you healthy in 2018?

Join Dr. Courtney Shelton, MD for The CheckUp on WCLK, December 16 at 7:30 a.m.  He'll be joined by Fitness Expert Carlos Jordan for a conversation about where we go wrong, and how we can get on the right fitness and health track.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK recently presented the coveted WCLK Silver Bowl Award for Outstanding Achievement to Tiffany Cochran Edwards, National Brand Manager / Public Relations Director for The Cochran Firm. Tiffany was the top Signature Serenade fundraiser during our 2017 Fall Membership Campaign, raising nearly $5,000 as guest host with Debb Moore on Jazz At Sundown. Pictured(L-R) Reggie F. Hicks, Membership Director, WCLK; Tiffany Cochran Edwards;  and, Kerwin D. Sims, Membership / Major Donor Coordinator, WCLK.   

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