The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, August 19, 2016. City-County Council President Maggie Lewis may hold things down when she’s presiding over a raucous Council meeting, but she found it’s nothing like sitting in “the big chair” filling in on Afternoons with Amos. But during her fill-in while Amos had the day off, Council […]

UPDATED WITH INTERVIEW WITH FOP PRESIDENT RICK SNYDER: In a surprise move that has angered members of the Indianapolis City-County Council, police officers and the public, Mayor Greg Ballard surprisingly vetoed a just passed ordinance that would have spent $4.7 million dollars on needed equipment for IMPD officers and needed repairs to IMPD facilities. The […]

While President Barack Obama was giving one of the most moving speeches of his Presidency at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on the 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”, hundreds of Indianapolis area residents gathered at Light of the World Church in a solidarity rally and March called “Selma Is Now. The purpose of […]

City-County Council President Maggie Lewis along with Councilman Leroy Robinson discussed some critical issues the City-County Council has dealt with in recent days during an Afternoons with Amos interview.  Councilman Robinson sponsored an ordinance that would provide a bill of rights to homeless persons in the city/county. It would provide procedures in case homeless shelter […]

The entrepreneur, known as “Indiana’s most successful Black businessman,” William G. “Bill” Mays, died Thursday evening on his 69th birthday. Mays was the owner and founder of Mays Chemical Company and had many other entrepreneurial ventures over the years including radio stations, a television station, golf courses, commercial and residential properties, and the historic Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper—one of the […]

It wasn’t quite like a City-County Council Meeting, but Council President Maggie Lewis, filling in on Afternoons with Amos brought together experts to talk about two major critical community issues. The critical role police and IMPD plays in the community and how to add more police officers on our streets and pay for them.  The […]

For 43 years first on FM and then on AM and FM, WTLC has broadcast live from Indiana Black Expo and made news and controversy as WTLC personalities and hosts interviewed elected officials and community leaders at Expo time about key issues facing Indianapolis’ African-American community.  This year’s 43rd Indiana Black Expo was no exception. […]

An impassioned City-County President Maggie Lewis and leaders of the Ten Point Coalition and other concerned Pastors spoke out passionately on Afternoons with Amos about the growing level of murders in the city and the issue of youth crime and irresponsibility and lack of parental involvement.  President Lewis strongly blasted Mayor Greg Ballard’s confusing plan […]

In a remarkable, stunning interview, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard seemed to lose it attacking local Democrats for opposing his plans to increase mayoral power in what Democrats and some Republicans call a UniGov Power Grab.  Interviewed Saturday on AM1310 The Light’s Unity in the Community program, Mayor Ballard said that the increased powers he’s requesting […]

In the most naked, blatant use of partisan political power in Indianapolis history, Mayor Greg Ballard retaliated against the Democratic majority in the City-County Council by ordering a severe decimation of the budget of the Council and of Marion County agencies run by independently elected Democratic county officials. The unprecedented partisan action occurred when the […]

With the refusal of Mayor Greg Ballard to speak to the Black community through Black media about the biggest budget crisis to Indianapolis in decades, City-County Council President Maggie Lewis appeared on Afternoons with Amos doing what Mayor Ballard refuses to do. Answer Indianapolis residents questions and concerns about Indy’s 2013 deficit ridden budget.Joined by […]

Afternoons with Amos talked to a wide range of special guests during our broadcasts during the 42nd Indiana Black Expo.  We talked with Indiana Governor candidates Democratic John Gregg, Republican Rep. Mike Pence and outgoing Governor and Purdue President-elect Mitch Daniels. We were privileged to talk with living history: entertainer/activist/humanitarian Harry Belafonte and actress Pam […]