Indiana Legislature

 The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Thursday, August 20, 2015. (Interview With Bethel AME Church On Is The Church In Peril Starts At 54:28 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Is Indiana’s Oldest Black Church is danger; in peril?  Bethel AME Church is the oldest African-American church in the city.  Nearly as old as the city […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Friday, May 15, 2015 Since April, Afternoons with Amos has provided an opportunity to Black State Senators and Representatives to appear on the third Friday of the month to hear from the community and to share what they and other African-American lawmakers are doing. Senator Greg Taylor and Representative […]

Afternoons with Amos PODCAST Friday, May 1, 2015. For the first day of a new month, Afternoons with Amos listeners learned from key African-American legislators what happened during the just completed 2015 Indiana Legislative session, along with learning about a new service coming to Indianapolis residents along with how the world’s leading fast food restaurant […]

In his second press conference in five days on the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Governor Mike Pence said flatly that he wanted the Legislature to act by the end of the week to approve new language in a new law that would say that the RFRA couldn’t deny service to anyone.  Said the […]

In the most determined and forceful speech he’s ever given, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard stood up for all 934,000 residents of Indianapolis and forcefully declared that the Indianapolis was not going to allow “40 years of efforts” at being an inclusive city be ruined by the efforts of the Indiana Legislature and Governor in to […]

The legislature is IN in the Indiana Statehouse with bills moving through that that should not fly under your radar. Here’s the skinny… It’s official. The ISTEP exam given in public schools is now shortened. This, after Governor Mike Pence signed Bill 62, also known as the “ISTEP Shortening Bill.” Bill 62 calls for whacking off […]

Get Caught Up With Kim’s Tuesday News & Headlines It’s a busy Fat Tuesday with bad weather lambasting various portions of the country; a new secretary of defense taking his post today; determining whether a Chapel Hill attack was a “hate crime”; Indiana lawmakers proposing budget shifts in education; an embattled state education chief making […]

Get In the Know With Kim’s Thursday News & Headlines           The father of an infant missing for more than five-months in Indianapolis is due in court today to answer to murder charges. IMPD says they arrested Willie Wilson yesterday and it’s their belief that his child, Delano Wilson, is dead. […]

In an wide ranging Afternoons with Amos interview, Gov. Mike Pence, fresh from his third State of the State Speech talked about a number of topics in the speech and some others as well. The Governor reinforced his emphasis on Education in this year’s legislative session. Pence talked up his plans to increase by $1,500 […]

Eleven years ago, in February 2004, AM1310 The Light’s Afternoons with Amos did something no Indiana radio station or program had ever done.  Originate live broadcasts from outside the Indiana Legislature Chambers in the Indiana State House.  The goal of the broadcast was to use modern radio technology to bring the sounds, issues and people […]

He’s covered 7 Indiana Governors from Otis Bowen to Mike Pence. He’s covered major parts of Hoosier historyt from the Blizzard of 1978, to the Tony Kiritsis saga, to legislative sessions and everything in between.  He’s WRTV/Channel 6 Statehouse Reporter Norman Cox.  He retires from the station at the end of October. In an exclusive […]

In an unprecedented joint committee of Indiana Senators and Representatives, the President of the company responsible for Indiana’s ISTEP+ Tests accepted responsibility for the botched testing that caused over 78,000 Hoosier students to have their ISTEP test sessions interrupted and disrupted by severe computer problems. At the start of a special legislative Education Commission, broadcast […]