Jazz 91.9 WCLK * Jazzette - January Issue

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Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m. on WCLK's The Local Take, you can listen to my conversation with Andrew Young on the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..  I joined the former mayor  of the City of Atlanta at the Andrew Young Foundation offices located in downtown Atlanta. 

New Music: Groove Centric "Get A Grip"

Jan 17, 2019

Atlanta's own Groove Centric is in rotation on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK with their cut Get A Grip, from their self-released debut Crossing Bridges. Groove Centric is Mike Jones on saxophone, Keith Barnes on guitar, Joel Powell on bass, and Brien Andrews on drums. 

WCLK's The Local Take has covered sex trafficking since our inception eight years ago. Atlanta is, unfortunately, a national hub for sex trafficking.  I invited Jennifer Swain, Executive Director of youthSpark, back to our studio to talk about it in the run up to the Super Bowl.  youthSpark is a non-profit organization with a mission of putting a stop to youth exploitation and sex trafficking. 

CAU Salutes MLK Jr. National Holiday

Jan 16, 2019
CaFabian Heard

Clark Atlanta University salutes the King National Holiday on Monday, January 21 with a series of events.   Tune into Jazz 91.9 WCLK for the simulcast of Fox 5 Atlanta's live broadcast of the 51st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. from Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.  This is followed by the King Week Holiday March and Rally, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Auburn Avenue and Peachtree Street.   CAU culminates events at 8:00 p.m.

January 17: Rick Braun Live At Suite Food Lounge

Jan 14, 2019

Programming on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge and the Suite Jazz Series, presenting Trumpeter Rick Braun and The Suite Jazz Band for one night only Thursday, January 17. Braun has 17 albums as a solo artist, performs as one third of BWB with Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, and toured over the years with artists including Crowded House, Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey, Tom Petty, Sade, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, and War. Doors open for this performance at 6:30pm, with dinner and Jazz at 7:30pm.


Check out this weekend's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. Broadway veteran and Tony nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph discusses her new role in the CBS series FAM. She also opens up about her new podcast Diva Defined, her special relationship with the late jazz great Nancy Wilson and the advice she would have given Beyoncé during the filming of Dreamgirls

WCLK Spotlight Artist: Ronnie Laws

Jan 13, 2019

Ronnie Laws was born in Houston, Texas in 1950, where he taught himself to play alto saxophone when he was 11. He comes from a musical family. His older brother is noted Jazz Flautist Hubert Laws, and he occasionally tours with his sister Debra Laws, a vocalist. Ronnie Laws left college early and moved to Los Angeles to make it as a musician in 1970 and worked with the Jazz Crusaders and Hugh Masakela, among others. He played saxophone and flute with Earth, Wind & Fire for two years, appearing on their 1972 album Last Days and Time.

The Local Take talks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Jan 12, 2019

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and this week on The Local Take on WCLK(Saturday 8am) I talk with Ian Fennell, Health Programs Manager for the Good Samaritan Health Center on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, about their program to help prevent Cervical Cancer.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer is preventable and has declined over the last 40 years, yet nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed each year. The disease is still a challenge which disproportionality impacts women in the African-American and Latinx communities. 

Public education has a persistent and well-documented issue: the achievement gap between white students and students of color.

Researchers have studied disparities in areas such as test scores and discipline rates to identify ways to close the gap. But what if matching the race of a student and their teacher could contribute to a solution?


WCLK 45th Anniversary Spring Benefit Concert Features Patti Labelle

Join us for a great night out at Symphony Hall Celebrating WCLK since 1974

New Music On WCLK

New Music: Groove Centric "Get A Grip"

Atlanta's own Groove Centric is in rotation on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK with their cut Get A Grip , from their self-released debut Crossing Bridges . Groove Centric is Mike Jones on saxophone, Keith Barnes on guitar, Joel Powell on bass, and Brien Andrews on drums.

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The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take: Fair Fight Georgia Takes On Voter Suppression

Saturday morning at 8am on The Local Take on WCLK I speak with Fair Fight Georgia's CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo. Fair Fight Georgia is an organization that started after our last contentious Gubernatorial Election between Governor-elect Brian Kemp and Abrams.

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