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The Local Take: Students Without Mothers

Jan 23, 2021

  This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday 8:00am), I want to spotlight a non-profit organization in our community--Students Without Mothers. Their mission is to assist high-school girls who have lost their mothers with furthering their education. I was joined by Students Without Mothers Founder Mary Torrance Williams, as well as a student who has benefitted from their outreach.


This week on The Local Take, we introduced our 10th Anniversary Theme Song.  A contest with a Facebook group, "Artist Launch," helped reach up and coming artists with a theme song request.  Mark Angel, Kelly Love Jones, and Anthony Reels were the three finalists.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to the Chairman of Political Action at NAACP Atlanta, Ray McClendon. The Georgia Legislature is about to open for the 2021 session. After recent elections in Georgia with record participation, the Governor and other top state republicans are talking about changes to the absentee voting rules and returning to our reputation as the Voter Suppression State.  

The Local Take: Volunteering with Hands On Atlanta

Jan 16, 2021

This week on The Local Take, I reached out to Jay Cranman, CEO of Hands on Atlanta.  This year the MLK Holiday falls in-line with the Presidential Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Both celebrations this year include service projects. Hands On Atlanta, called "the front page for civic engagement" by Cranman, compiles a listing of various opportunities. 

The Local Take, Kathleen Bertrand Says Vote Tuesday

Jan 3, 2021

This week on The Local Take, I reached out to Kathleen Bertrand, singer and Black Girl Magic personified, to talk about her new song My Voice, My Vote, which I'm sure WCLK listeners have been enjoying.  

Tuesday, January 5th is the last day to vote in the Georgia Senate Run-Off Races. For more information.


I ask Bertrand about her family's survival during the Pandemic, and she explains that "Testimony #1" is that she's still here.