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The Local Take: Andrew Young On The Environment

Mar 15, 2020

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I spoke with former mayor Ambassador Andrew Young, who turns 88 on Thursday, March 12th.  I ran into Ambassador Young at a social event a few weeks ago where he was speaking about the Mississippi River and the levee system that used technology developed by the Dutch. The system in New Orleans was installed in 1936. I mentioned that like New Orleans, Amsterdam is also below sea level, but you never hear about that city flooding.  He says we can access the same technology for our country.

A Message From WCLK General Manager Wendy Williams

Mar 13, 2020

  To our listeners, members, friends and the Jazz 91.9 WCLK community all over the world-WCLK has decided to suspend our Spring Membership Campaign beginning immediately.  With the Coronavirus outbreak and fears of spreading the disease, we understand that this is a unprecedented time in our lives, and we want to be particularly sensitive to the needs of our community right now.  And we know that we cannot conduct business as usual. 

The Local Take Talks HBCU African Homecoming Ghana

Mar 8, 2020

This week on The Local Take I speak with Kwabena Boateng about the launch of the HBCU African Homecoming Ghana program.  This is an  initiative of Atlanta based African Diaspora Nation

This program is set up as an exchange between HBCU students, educators, corporate and community leaders from the USA in dialog and partnership with the same groups from the continent.  Boateng is taking a long view in hopes of exploiting the largest free market zone between the countries of Africa. 

This week on  WCLK's The Local Take (Saturday mornings at 8am) I talk with Dr. Zandretta Tims-Cook, founder of the Heather Ivy Society, and E. L., a member who has been living with HIV for 27 years.  I ask Dr. Tims-Cook why she felt the need to start an organization that spoke directly to women.  She speaks about the number of women in our communities who contract HIV through no real fault in their behavior.