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Atlanta Up Close

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2014 Shape Up On Atlanta Up Close With Cynthia

A new year brings new resolutions&one of those resolutions is always the goal to lose weight.Join Cynthia this weekend for the first Atlanta Up Close of 2014 discussing how to reshape your mind and body. […]

WAOK-AM–01/03/2014

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NAACP Celebrates Jubilee Emancipation Day, Gun Buy Back And A New High School For Underserved Kids

The end of the year is coming and the  NAACP  is gearing up for new initiatives.  One  of them is the Atlanta Gun Buy Back  happening January  16th .  Mary Ross Interim Executive Director  of the NAACP  […]

WAOK-AM–12/20/2013

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Kendrick Johnson Rally On The Capitol Steps And The Gift Of A Kidney

This past weekend community activist and religious leaders took to the Capitol steps Wednesday to send a message to Governor Nathan Deal to intervene in the case where a 17 year old Valdosta teen was […]

WAOK-AM–12/17/2013

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Affordable Care Act Town Hall Comes To Clark Atlanta And The Atlanta Community Food Bank Along With Feed The Hungry USA Talks Giving

This weekend ….. Atlanta Up Close with Cynthia Mallard  delves into the  Affordable Care Act and how it will affect  Georgians.  The Young Democrats of Atlanta are on the forefront of getting the word out […]

11/15/2013

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Atlanta’s New Office Of Entertainment Talks Booming Movie Industry And Georgia Equality Talks Transgender Children

This weekend, Cynthia sits down with LaRonda Sutton, the newly appointed Director of the Office of Entertainment and Michael Sterling , senior adviser to Mayor Kasim Reed. Atlanta’s Office of Entertainment will be the official […]

WAOK-AM–09/12/2013

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For Sisters Only Visits Atlanta Up Close

On this edition of Atlanta Up Close, Cynthia Mallard is talking FSO with special guest and organizer Shelice Smith about all the great aspects of For Sisters Only. Smith is the director of integrated marketing […]

WAOK-AM–09/06/2013

First Democratically Elected President of South Africa Nelson Mandela

Atlanta Up Close Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela and Veteran Actress Janet Hubert Launches One Woman Show At The Atlanta Black Arts Festival

This weekend  Cynthia  talks to  long time actress  Janet Hubert like you have never seen her before .   The actress returns to the stage  for the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival  to make  you laugh […]

WAOK-AM–08/05/2013

Dekalb County School Superintendent Michael Thurmond Talks Education and The National Black Arts Festival Reignites Passion For Black Arts

Continuing our Back to School push, this weekend Cynthia sits down with Dekalb County School Superintendent Michael Thurmond  talks class size, free lunch, budget and the direction of a system in turmoil  as school starts […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

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Atlanta Public Schools Gear Up For First Day Of School 2013

This weekend on Atlanta Up Close  Cynthia talks to Atlanta Public Schools about the start of the new year, new initiatives and what parents and students can expect. Associate  School Superintendent  Steve  Smith  talks  the  […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2013

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Georgia Association Of Educators Talk Back To School And Peachtree International Film Fest Marks Its 8th Year

(Hear Shows Below) This weekend  Cynthia talks with  the  Georgia Association of Educators  and the Atlanta Association of Educators who are  gearing up for back to school. The organization has about 2000 members and they […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2013

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