Kiplyn Primus

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to one of my favorite chefs – the Chefarmer Matthew Raiford-- about his new book Bress ‘n’ Nyam (or Bless and Eat). His publishers believe his is the first Gullah Geechee Cookbook from Georgia.

Raiford's book is out at this perfect time, almost as if planned. There has been a renaissance around African-American soul food that includes the Netflix documentary High on the Hog to the Slutty Vegan to black-owned restaurant groups expanding throughout the South.

This week on The Local Take, I reached out to a farmer in the State of Georgia, Stacie Marshall. Marshall inherited her family farm and learned that generations ago, her ancestors enslaved African Americans. Seven were listed of historical documents about the farm.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) I speak with Atlanta Business leader and Clark Atlanta University Trustee and Alumnus Thomas Dortch. The last few months have been notable for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

We’re talking COVID-19, mental health, and suicide prevention this week on WCLK's The Local Take. I reached out to Roland Boehm from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  Over the last year, it seems many of us have been on a roller coaster of emotions: depression, anxiety, and more.  Consumption of alcohol was rising, and concerns about abusive relationships during the lockdown have been top of mind. Suicide ideation in young people was said to increase during this time.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to Kim Jones, Executive Director for National Alliance on Mental Illness-Georgia, NAMI-Georgia, to talk about mental health during the Pandemic that we hope is coming to an end.