The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

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.  

  This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am) I talk with entrepreneur Sonia Booker who recently opened a downtown business BIO BIO. Her business was damaged by the May 30 riot in Downtown Atlanta. Sonia's business model for BIO BIO had never been done. A beauty business incubator for women with soaps, potions, fashions and more. Small business entrepreneurs could use the space to host pop-ups sales.  A full-service spa was available for use to produce information videos.