During this political season on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday mornings 8am), I've reached out to a few of the grassroots organizations that have helped turn Georgia blue.  This Saturday I talk with with Melody Bray from Georgia55, a  group of millennial women based out of the Goizueta Business School at Emory. Their stated aim is to make voting easy, fun, and delicious.

Producer, keyboardist and radio show host, Bob Baldwin returns with Henna(City Sketches), his 31st full length project.  Bob assembles an all-star cast on the new record and the first single is Keep Movin'. This new addition to Bob’s impressive catalogue continues to demonstrate why he has remained at the top as one of Smooth Jazz's most successful artist and producer.  Bob is preparing for a live stream event December 12-13, 2020 to celebrate his birthday and this new album.

When police killed George Floyd outside a Minneapolis corner store, it reminded the world that racism can become lethal. But just a few miles away, on the north side of the city, racial inequality plays out in a more ordinary yet still harmful way: A lack of fresh food.

Join us for CAU Now on Saturday morning, November 28 at 8:30. We'll welcome Clark Atlanta University Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions Integrated Communications and Marketing Analyst John Alston to talk about what it takes for a prospective student to get into CAU, and how the University is recruiting during a pandemic. We'll also talk about student financial literacy with Lakesha Landers, Director of the CAU Office of Financial Leteracy and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Finance.

WCLK is a proud licensee of Clark Atlanta University.

Like some fellow Austrians before him, Mozart, Haydn and

A lot will be missing about Thanksgiving this year. It's a holiday that's celebrated on a bedrock of bringing family and friends, near and far, together for a big meal and lots of catching up, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges: "As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with people you live with."

MONK'estra Plays John Beasley

Nov 22, 2020

Pianist, Composer and Arranger John Beasley has released his third record with his MONK'estra, a big band augmented by some big Jazz names that takes on the canon of Thelonius Monk and others, as well as playing original compositions. On his latest release on Mack Avenue, MONK'estra Plays John Beasley, the MONK'estra is joined by players including Joey DeFrancesco, John Patitucci, Vinny Colaiuta and Hubert Laws as they play music from Monk, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington.

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features David E. Talbert, director of Jingle Jangle, Executive Producers of HBO presents Between the World and Me - Kamilah Forbes and Susan Kelechi Watson and the leading men of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Glynn Turman, Michael Potts and Colman Domingo. 

This last Saturday before Thanksgiving, I reached out to Elisabeth Omilami, President and CEO of Hosea Helps about the organization's 50th year serving our community members experiencing food and home insecurity. Hosea Helps is a mainstay, and they do it all with donations from the community. 

Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to Coming 2 America from Paramount Pictures. This long-awaited sequel to the iconic comedy Coming to America will launch worldwide in over 240 countries and territories on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.

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MONK'estra Plays John Beasley

Pianist, Composer and Arranger John Beasley has released his third record with his MONK'estra, a big band augmented by some big Jazz names that takes on the canon of Thelonius Monk and others, as well as playing original compositions. On his latest release on Mack Avenue, MONK'estra Plays John Beasley , the MONK'estra is joined by players including Joey DeFrancesco, John Patitucci, Vinny Colaiuta and Hubert Laws as they play music from Monk, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. If you love...

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The Local Take Talks Thanksgiving with Elisabeth Omilami from Hosea Helps

This last Saturday before Thanksgiving, I reached out to Elisabeth Omilami, President and CEO of Hosea Helps about the organization's 50th year serving our community members experiencing food and home insecurity. Hosea Helps is a mainstay, and they do it all with donations from the community. Elisabeth shares that her Dad started feeding the hungry and homeless in 1970. He was on Auburn Avenue, the Black Wall Street of the Southeast, and a man was eating out of a trashcan. Omilami says that...

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