The Local Take on WCLK

The Local Take Talks Food Buying Co-Op in South DeKalb

Aug 10, 2018

On The Local Take on WCLK I spoke with Wayne Early of the South DeKalb Improvement Association(SDIA) about a recently launched Food Buying Co-Op for the community. Early, who was trained as an economist, explains what a co-op is and how they work. He emphasizes that co-ops provide the community with an opportunity to work together towards a common goal.  

I spoke on The Local Take on WCLK with Congressman David Scott about his 14th Annual Health Fair taking place on Saturday, August 11th from 9am - 2pm at Mundy's Mill High School on Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro, GA. This popular event provides health screenings from breast cancer to prostate along with vision and dental screenings as well. Additionally Congressman Scott ensures that veterans in our community can engage with the Atlanta VA Health Care system, representative are on hand to answer concerns and to work directly with those who have served our country. 

Saturday on The Local Take on WCLK  I spoke with Broadway star Chester Gregory about his one-man show "The Eve of Jackie Wilson" and how it relates to Metro-Atlanta. Chester Gregory proclaims that Jackie Wilson(known as "Mr. Entertainment" at the height of his career) is one of the most influential Rock-n-Roll artist of the 20th Century.  "The Eve of Jackie Wilson" brings to life his last concert that took place in September of 1975. This was to be a "comeback" tour for Jackie Wilson. 

For the last five years The Local Take has brought fellows in the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) to speak with us about the program and their countries.  Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK I spoke with three fellows from the Clark Atlanta University program:  Jean Jacques Abe of Ivory Coast, Diana Dwanah of Liberia and Linda Alwedo of Uganda. 

Saturday morning at 8am on The Local Take on WCLK I talked with AJC Senior Managing Editor Monica Richardon, co-chairperson of the Atlanta Business League Men of Influence Reception and Induction Ceremony taking place on Tuesday, July 24th at the Hyatt Regency-Downtown Atlanta at 6pm. Ms. Richardson shares that the Men of Influence program reflects the success of African-American businessmen who are making history in their endeavors. 

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