Atlanta Up Close

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

Atlanta Up Close with Cynthia Mallard

Attorney Omara Harris Closes Black Music Month and National Action Network Youth Move Leads Social Action

This Sunday, its the  last day of Black Music Month  closing out series and entertainment attorney  Omara Harris sits down with Cynthia  to discuss music in film and television and how we as artist aren’t […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2013

Music Veteran Shanti Das Talks The Future of Music and Hosea Feed The Hungry Launches Summer Feeding Initiative

This Weekend Cynthia sits down with Music Vet Shanti Das  on her music career  with  major labels including Columbia Records, Sony Urban Music and Universal Motown. Here how she rose to power , some of […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2013

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V-103′s Ryan Cameron Talks Father Daughter Dance And ASCAP’s Jennifer Drake Continues Our Black Music Month Series

Happy Fathers Day Weekend From WAOK, V103 and Atlanta Up Close !!! Just for you  fathers the Ryan Cameron Foundation holds its Father Daughter dance 2013 all under the leadership of Ryan Cameron.  Ryan Cameron from V103 The […]

WAOK-AM–06/15/2013

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Black Music Month Series On Atlanta Up Close BMI’s Catherine Brewton and The Carter Law Firm’s Uwonda Carter

African American Music Appreciation Month is celebrated every year in June. It was originally started as Black Music Month in 1979. This year on Atlanta Up Close we are highlighting black women behind the music. […]

WAOK-AM–06/07/2013

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Atlanta Up Close Talks Atlanta Braves Inaugural Heritage Weekend And Amerigroup Innovative Healthcare

Jim Williams with the Atlanta Braves and Doug Shipman, the Director of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights talks to us about the Inaugural Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend. It is a host of […]

WAOK-AM–05/31/2013

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Dir.Kenny Leon And Producers Tonya Lewis Lee and Nikki Silver Talk New Hallmark Channel Film

This weekend,  Cynthia Talks  Birmingham 16th Street Church Bombing with Director Kenny Leon.  Leon is directing a project based on the book The Watsons Go To Birmingham.  It’s the story set in  1963 exploring civil […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2013

Atlanta Up Close with Cynthia Mallard

Atlanta Up Close With Cynthia Mallard Talks With The Legendary Larry Tinsley and The Atlanta Jazz Fest Is Here

Atlanta Up Close is visited by veteran broadcaster  and Sunday Morning Praise host Larry Tinsley.  Here about his journey and the things you don’t here every Sunday about the inspirational host who actually has a […]

WAOK-AM–04/25/2013

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