The Local Take on WCLK

  This week on WCLK's The Local Take (8am Saturdays), as everyone's thoughts turn to children returning or virtually attending school, I reached out to Julia Jones, VP of Operations at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding. I asked her to share information about their efforts in our community to keep children safe and healthy.

Saturday morning at eight on WCLK's The Local Take I talk about sherriffs with Brenda Choresi Carter, the Executive Director of the Reflective Democracy Campaign.  Their recent research found that 90% of Sheriffs in the America are white men. 

Saturday morning at eight on WCLK's The Local Take, I'll talk with Ambassador Andrew Young about his friend Georgia 5th District Congressional Representative the Honorable John Lewis.  To live in Atlanta is to walk in the footsteps of the giants who collectively pushed our country kicking and screaming towards the ideals that began this experiment in democracy.  You can regularly run into these living legends at the businesses on Cascade.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 800am) I reached out to Dr. Dietra Hawkins to discuss the Out of Hand Theatre organization's program Equitable Dinners. These program grew out an event in Decatur, GA when a parent wanted to address the disparities in discipline between students of color and their white peers in the Decatur City Schools.

Cordy Tindell "C. T." Vivian 1924-2020

Jul 17, 2020

Jazz 91.9 WCLK mourns the passing and celebrates the life of Civil Rights Icon C. T. Vivian, who has passed away early this morning at age 95. He was one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s valued lieutenants in the civil rights and voting rights struggles of the 1960's and he kept at the task after King's assassination in 1968, including a period leading the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Vivian was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 by President Barack Obama. C. T. Vivian was a friend of WCLK, too.