Kiplyn Primus

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) I reached out to the Yale School of Management to speak with them about their push to involve business leaders in civic engagement.  The Yale School of Management has convened over 100 leadership meetings with Chief Executive Officers under the direction of the “CEO Whisperer” Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.  Sonnenfeld is the Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs at Yale School of Management.

This week on The Local Take(Saturday 8am), we're continuing our conversation about business leaders who are coming together against voter suppression laws in our state and nation. Craig Robinson is an experienced chief executive, division president, and board director for global commercial real estate, outsourcing, and tech-enabled service companies. Robinson has led business units within both large global public companies and private mid-cap growth businesses.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we'll talk with Dekalb CEO Michael Thurmond, who wanted to let the community know about their plan to feed Dekalb County residents in need.  On Saturday May 1 begnning at 10am, the county will utilize the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) to provide over 3,000 families with food boxes. Working with the DeKalb Board of Commissioners for funding, the food distributions will continue each month. They generally take place on the last Saturday of the month after this special "Mother's Day" event.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we're continuing our conversation about the voter suppression bill SB202 that recently became law in our state. Over 47 states are considering Republican-driven voter suppression laws in response to the overwhelming turnout during the 2020 election cycle.

This week on The Local Take, I speak with Pamela Perkins Carn from Ending Mass Incarceration Georgia Network (EMI-GA) coalition. EMI-GA is launching a TOOL KIT for use in fighting the Pre-School to Prison Pipeline. In the state of Georgia, this pipeline is too real. Our state has the highest number of people per capita under correctional control.  The pipeline starts with suspensions and expulsions in Pre-School and ends with Prison.