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Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I continued my conversations with faith leaders to share with us words of wisdom about Faith in a Pandemic.  This week I spoke with Rabbi Steve Lebow, the faith leader at Temple Kol Emeth in Cobb County. Rabbi Lebow explains that the only choice is to have faith.  He speaks about everyday faith being our spiritual core.  He also speaks about the pandemic of fear being stronger than the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week I had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Ted Ross the Director of the Center for Vaccines and Immunology at the University of Georgia in Athens. His team is working on a COVID-19 vaccine.  I start by asking him to refresh our memories of high school biology and tell us exactly what is a vaccine?

He explains that the "pathogen" in the vaccine is not the whole virus, it's not able to replicate it only boost your immunity allowing your body to fight off the effects of the whole virus. 

Saxophonist Mike Phillips has shared the stage performing with everyone from Michael Jackson to most recently “Uncle Charlie” Wilson  at the Cobb Energy Center.  Flava In Your Ear is from his new release Pulling Off The Covers (The Sono Recording Group) where he adds his Jazz touch to many songs including the Doobie Brothers' What A Fool Believes.  His take on the Craig Mack classic demonstrates how Jazz music intersects will all genres and features guests players including Stevie Wonder and Trombone Shorty.

Guitarist Chielo Minucci has been making Grammy Award-winning music and playing with a who's who of contemporary Jazz stars for some time now. His ongoing project Special EFX has a new record out on Trippin N Rhythm called All Stars. It features a who's who list of artists Jazz 91.9 listeners know accompanying Minucci. Among them--Lao Tizer, Gerald Veasley, Fernando Saunders, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangel, Regina Carter, and Lin Rountree, among others.