For the seventh straight year Afternoons with Amos broadcast from the Indiana State Fair. The fourth year on Opening Day. The Sate Fair is a showcase for Indiana Agriculture and learning more about our state. During a special two hours we talked about a wide variety of subjects and got listeners reaction to the history making Olympic victory of Gabby Douglas, the world’s best in Women’s Gymnastics. All Audio ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.
While live from the State Fair we got listeners reaction to the history making gold medal victory of Gabby Douglas winning the all around Women’s Gymnastic Title at the London Olympics. Not only did listeners react to Gabby’s win but criticized the lack of media coverage of her victory in the Indianapolis Star. Runs 30 Minutes.
First Lady Cheri Daniels has been a strong supporter and cheerleader for the Indiana State Fair the past eight years. In her final interview as First Lady on our program we talked about how fair employes are recovering from last year’s tragedy, why she’s been involved in the fair and what’s next for her after Governor Daniels becomes President of Purdue. Runs 18 Minutes.
The severe drought has hit Indiana agriculture and farmers hard. Joe Kelsey, Director of Indiana’s Department of Agriculture talks about the drought’s impact. Also, as a member of The Indiana State Fair Board and Commission, Kelsey talked about the new safety measures at the Fair after last year’s tragedy which killed seven and injured scores. Runs 18 Minutes.
Habitat for Humanity again is building a house at the State Fair. Jim Morris from Habitat talked about the effort which benefits the Autism Society of Indiana, Dana Renay of the Society explains. Runs 16 Minutes.
2012 is the year of the Dairy Cow at the Indiana State Fair. Jenni Purcell of the Indiana Diary Association talks about the importance of Indiana’s dairy farmers and the many positives of drinking milk and consuming dairy products. Then we talked with 2012 Indiana State Fair Queen Erika Burghardt about her year reign. The Indiana University junior is from Mulberry, which is on the border of Clinton and Tippecanoe Counties. Runs 21 Minutes.