The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (Story And NEW Information On Chase Closings Starts At 59:08 Mark On PODCAST Media Player) Wednesday’s Afternoons with Amos featured NEW information about the Chase Banks closings in Indiana and particularly Indianapolis with information obtained from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. This year, Chase has closed eight banks in Indiana. One each in South Bend, Bloomington and Elkhart and five here in Indianapolis. In April, Chase closed banks in two Kroger stores, in the Geist area at 79th and Fall Creek and the Kroger in the Speedway Shopping Center. And the community already knows about the three soon to close Chase banks in Black-majority neighborhoods at 38th & Washington Boulevard that closes next Friday, MLK between 29th and 30th and the Chase in the Meadows.
Interestingly, the Chase in the Speedway Kroger is in a neighborhood that’s 39% Black and 11% Hispanic. A neighborhood that’s also minority-majority. So of Chase’s five bank closings, four are in minority-majority areas. Still no response from Chase. Hoosiers have always been generous men and women who have disproportionally served in the armed services of our country. (Interview Starts At 02:35 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Last year, a Hall of Fame for Indiana Veterans was established. To honor veterans either born in Indiana, who served in the military in Indiana or who became Indiana residents who either distinguished themselves while service; or who distinguished themselves in civilian life and in the community after their military service. Annette Roy of the all volunteer non profit Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about her organization and their efforts to honor those who served. She specifically appeared on the program to encourage the African-American community to nominate men and women who might be eligible for the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame. Click The Link To Learn More. CLICK FOR INDIANA MILITARY VETERANS HALL OF FAME WEBSITE (Interview Starts At 27:35 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Cindy Booth of Child Advocates also appeared to talk about a big Back to School Backpack and supplies effort this Saturday, July 25th at Mainscape in the 4100 Block of North Keystone. Its the annual effort by Child Advocates to help outfit kids with school supplies before the start of school. Plus listener comments on the Sandra Bland situation with charges the dashcam video of the police traffic stop with Bland was “doctored”. And more community feedback, criticisms and suggestions about Indiana Black Expo. The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Runs 99 Minutes. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad. [theplatform account=”BCY3OC” media=”Z2kfEeknIZkG” player=”xFJXq1diB1tB”]