President Barack Obama visited Indianapolis for the first time in four years and possibly his last visit to the city as President. The President spoke at Ivy Tech Community College’s Conference and Culinary Arts Center in the what was the old Stouffer’s Hotel on North Meridian Street. In front of a crowd of 390 persons, including Ivy Tech students, lawmakers, top city and civic officials including former Senator Richard Lugar, Senator Joe Donnelly, Congressman Andre Carson, Mayor Greg Ballard, In a ression that ran an hour and ten minutes, (2:33pm to 3:43pm) the President talked about his efforts to help middle class families in America and then took ten questions in a Town Hall setting. Topics included College Savings 529 plans, his free community college initiative, help with cost of textbooks, help for HBCU’s, reducing partisanship in politics and much more. After his speech the President taped his weekly radio and TV address in a adjoining room at Ivy tech where President Obama discussed “Everyone Who Works Hard Should Get Ahead”.
Before the President’s speech, AM1310 The Light Afternoons with Amos and Host/Managing Editor Amos Brown anchored over 90 minutes of live coverage before the President’s speech. Amos interviewed some of the key figures in attendance. Including Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder, State Senator Earline Rogers, State Representative John Bartlett, City-County Council President Maggie Lewis, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Rick Hite. Click the Media Player Below To Hear Afternoons with Amos’ Live Coverage of President Obama’s Visit To Ivy Tech. ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. Pre-Speech Coverage Runs 48 Minutes. Mayor Ballard Introduction & President’s Speech and Town Hall Runs 63 Minutes.
Enjoy a full gallery of photos from the event. Plus video and audio of the President Remarks/Town Hall at Ivy Tech and Video of his Weekly Address taped at Ivy Tech.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA FULL REMARKS & TOWN HALL
PRESIDENT WEEKLY ADDRESS TAPED AT IVY TECH