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This week on The Local Take I speak with Toni Henson founder and executive director of The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.  The Festival is scheduled from October 3 - 6 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center.   Toni shares with us how she came to establish the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, her love of theatre and how the festival continues to grow. When asked which is the not to be missed production, Toni explains that "you should pick a day, not a play."

Local Take Profiles New Hope AME Church

Sep 17, 2018

This week on The Local Take I speak with Pastor David Richards of New Hope AME Church in Buckhead. The church will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2019 and they are kicking off the festivities on Saturday, September 15th with a concert open to the public called Jazz On The Green. Pastor Richards explains how the church came to be in 1872 when James H.

Saturday on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with Dr. Renard Murray, the Consortium Administrator with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the Southeast region. Dr. Murray explains that 10,000 new members join Medicare each day as the Baby Boomer Generation ages into the program. Those new members have already received the new cards, older members will also begin to receive the new cards. 

This week on The Local Take I speak with Roshawn, a single mother who found herself homeless and luckily received support from The Nicholas House.  I also speak with Dennis Bowman, the executive director of The Nicholas House. 

Roshawn explains that she became homeless after a family member who provided her with a place to live was evicted. Her family then moved into an extended stay facility. This option proves to be exceptionally expensive, with monthly rates sometimes more than rent or a mortgage. 

Saturday on The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Glen Simmonds, founder of the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival taking place on Sunday, September 2nd at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.  Glen explains why this event is a must for anyone who appreciates the culture of the Caribbean. In fact if you didn't get to the Caribbean this year, a short trip to the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival will make you think you're in the islands. 

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