The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Wednesday, July 8th, 2015. (Discussion And Update On Chase Bank Closings Starts At 39:04 AND 1:12:47 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). On Day Three of the crisis of Chase Bank Closing Branches in Indy’s Black Inner City Areas, Afternoons with Amos updated listeners and the community on the lack of communications from the PR folks at Chase. Amos also provided detailed information on how the community could make their concerns known. It seems Federal law requires banks to serve low and moderate income neighborhoods. And if a bank wishes to leave those areas, if residents, political and community leaders provide evidence the community would be without banking services, the Federal Government could step in to figure out ways to replace what Chase Bank wants to eliminate. The discussion among listeners was lively and occupied a good portion of the program. Attorney Rod Bohannan, who assisted nearly 30 years ago when AFNB wanted to close the bank (now Chase) at 29th/30th and MLK, explained to listeners the importance of community involvement and the role of the Government. There is an address where listeners and community leaders can express their concerns. Letters must be mailed to: Licensing Manager. Large Banks Licensing Operations. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 400 7th Street SW. Washington, DC 20219.
(Interview About Black Expo’s Gospel Concert Starts At 4:24 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). For all 45 years of Indiana Black Expo, the among the last activities on the final day, a Sunday, has been a Gospel Concert. For many years Al “The Bishop” Hobbs produced that for Black Expo. His death last August had some wondering if the tradition would continued. Well, God opened a new door as Black Expo hots McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. Starring Donald Lawrence, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Ricky Dillard and more, Sunday, July 19th at 3pm. James Poore, McDonald’s Owner/Operator stopped by to talk about the event, which is traveling to 17 cities this year, including Indy for the first time. And how the event benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. (Interview With Democrat Turned Republican Lawrence Councilman Carl Barnett Starts At 55:48 Mark On PODCAST Media Player) Elections in the City of Lawrence in the northeast corner of Marion County are always lively and exciting. Especially in years when a Mayor and Council are picked. This year is no different. A Democratic Councilman from Lawrence’s Council District 1, Carl Barnett is changing from a Democrat to a Republican. Councilman Barnett appeared on Afternoons with Amos to explain why. Part of the disagreement centers around the layoff of a number of Paramedics from the Lawrence City Fire Department a few years ago. Barnett told listeners he also had problems with the style of the current Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup. Barnett said he would be supporting Steve Collier the GOP Lawrence Mayor candidate. And when asked Barnett said he would be supporting Indianapolis GOP Mayor candidate Chuck Brewer, though Barnett acknowledged he and Brewer haven’t yet met. The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Runs 97 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad.