The Local Take on WCLK

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we are on a mission to combat vaccine hesitancy in our community. I reached out to Dr. Jayne Morgan, the executive director for the COVID Task Force for Piedmont Hospital Group in Georgia, to speak with us about this issue. Dr. Jayne Morgan has communicated with us before and even shared her vaccine experience.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday mornings at eight), I talk about Black women's mental health with professor and author Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans. This is the focus of her new book Black Women's Yoga History – Memoirs of Inner Peace. Many perceptions exist about the people who practice yoga.  Many people might think a book about Black Women and yoga couldn't be historical.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), we continue our profiles of outstanding women in our community as part of Women's History Month observances. I reached out to author TaRessa Stovall.  TaRessa's book Swirl Girl: Coming of Race In The USA. Her memoir chronicles her life as a mixed-race child of a Jewish mother and Black father growing up in Seattle, Washington.

Stovall is an author, educator, and public relations specialist.  She chronicles her experiences of not being "Black" enough or "White" enough as soon as she leaves her home.

This week on The Local Take, I speak with Chef Ashley Keyes, the executive chef at C. H. O. I. C. E. S, the Center Helping Children End Obesity Successfully, about healthy holiday side dishes. I asked her about any favorite childhood holiday food memories. She spoke about the food her grandparents served. 

This week on The Local Take, I reached out to Justine Boyd, the United Negro College Fund's regional development director. I asked her about the non-profit and how they are surviving during the pandemic. She spoke to the organization being the largest and most effective provider of scholarships for HBCUs. They support 37 HBCU's and distribute $100M in scholarships annually. UNCF students attend Clark Atlanta University(WCLK's FCC licensee) every year.