The Local Take on WCLK

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."

Saturday, September 15 on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with Carter Womack about the upcoming Who's Who In Black Atlanta Networking Reception and Awards and Unveiling Ceremony taking place on September 21 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. 

This networking event encompasses African Americans from all walks of life and in all professions. 

Carter Womack shares what networking really is and why it matters. He also speaks to why representation is important and how this annual event celebrates achievement and excellence that many overlook. 

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. 

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