Community Connection

We began today’s broadcast with breaking news.  Mike Pence is now the Vice Presidential candidate running alongside Donald Trump on the Republican ticket. What does that mean for the people of the State of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis? Also, Prosecutor Terry Curry announced charged filed in the case of the IMPD officer whose […]

Today was another very powerful broadcast.  We began our dialogue with with Chief Williams of the Indianapolis Fire Department and five amazing young people, Amari, Morgan (1) Jaime, Elyjah and Morgan (2).  They are members of the IFD sponsored St. Florian Center summer camp.  Two of the three age groups were present; the CASH group […]

We began our dialogue today speaking with Tony Radford, artist in residence at the East 38th Street branch of the Marion County Library.  They have an innovate program designed to teach children to make, mass produce and market their art. The proceeds are used to create entrepreneurs in the arts. We then discussed the constantly […]

Trauma is real… Racism and race-based trauma are real. Trauma affects everyone. Today we had Reita Mack, Camishe Nunley, and Nakia Thigpen (some of the finest mental health practitioners in Indianapolis) join us live in the studio to help us all address our trauma and find pathways to solutions. Michael Jones

From Baton Rouge Louisiana in the South to St. Paul Minnesota in the North. From Baltimore in the East to Dallas in the West, America is in Crisis. Today we had a meaningful dialog with you on the State of Race Relations, Criminal Justice, Police Brutality and Community Responsibility. The dialogue was powerful, passionate and […]

Today we spoke on the tragedy of the Minneapolis shooting and discussed our action from here forward.

In the first hour we were blessed to discuss community economic empowerment with Pastor Bruce Farr and Stan Smith with the Community Restoration Project and the Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporation. We learned about the partnership between these two organizations to revitalize the community.  Together they have partnered with the Small Business Administration to help develop, […]

Today we spoke with our friends Kelly Jones Sharp from the ACLU and Indy Journalist Ariana Beedie about the powerful Panel Discussion and screening of Straight Out of Compton at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theater.  The event is this Thursday, July 7, 2016 and begins with gathering at 5:30pm; discussion about “Black Live’s Matter” […]

Today we continued our conversation from yesterday about Brexit, about boarders, and about what you all brought to the broadcast. We heard many varying opinions, and appreciate the dialog. Iron sharpens Iron. Join us each weekday for Community Connection 1-3PM on AM1310 The Light.

Today was an Open Lines Wednesday the whole show! We talked about Brexit, the election, our community, and much more. It is always amazing to hear from you, the smartest audience in America. Join us tomorrow and each weekday 1-3 PM on Community Connection.

Today we tackled the black/white wealth gap in America. We also discussed Brexit and the concept of Financial Competency in addition to Financial Literacy. We closed with a wrap up of Convoy of Hope and a preview of the Minority Health Fair hosted by Indiana Black Expo and Summer Celebration. Michael Jones

Today we took our broadcast on the road for Nation HIV Testing Day. We were live at the Urban League where they were having free testing for those who wanted to know their status. Join us each weekday 1-3PM on AM 1310 the Light and Praiseindy.com for Community Connection with Michael Jones Michael Jones