Kiplyn Primus

The Local Take: Bakari Sellers' My Vanishing Country

Jun 26, 2020

Recently I spoke with author, lawyer, CNN Pundit and Morehouse Man Barkari Sellers. Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take we'll feature our conversation.  Sellers' new book My Vanishing Country is on sale now. This memoir tracks his life from the dirt roads of Denmark, SC to the South Carolina State house and the studios of CNN.

The COVID-19 Pandemic is not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis.  Our federal government planned to issue grants for small business owners to maintain payrolls and to tide them over until the shutdown ends. Large entities like the Shake Shack and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse received millions, some even returned funding.  

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday mornings 8am) I speak with Ennaid Therapeutics Founder Darnisha Harrison about her company's drug ENU200. Ennaid Therapeutics made an extraordinary discovery working with their research partners at  UCAM (Universidad Catolica de Murcia) in Spain.

ENU200 blocks two key proteins on COVID19. One protein allows COVID19 to enter a healthy host and the second allows COVID19 to reproduce. 

This week on WCLK's The Local Take I asked historian Hermina Glass Hill to share with us information about HB 906 which will allow the sale of a portion of historic Butler Island to investors who want to open a brewery. 

In light of the protest and calls for change from various communities I reached out to Chuck Cogliandro leader with the Kumandi Drum Circle and Coming To The Table.  When I first met Chuck, I was a little confused, but thought he was bi-racial. He'd been recommended as an African drum teacher, after meeting him a few more times I realized he was not bi-racial, he was a white guy.