WELCOME! To The AM1310 The Light Afternoons with Amos LIVE BLOG of the 2015 Primary Election Returns for Indianapolis/Marion County.  As the returns come in we’ll be blogging the results, the trends shown and what they mean.  When I feel enough votes have come in to determine a clear cut WINNER we’ll tell you that.  […]

Sam Carson, son of the late, venerated Congresswoman Julia Carson again is running for Mayor of Indianapolis. Carson announced his candidacy in an exclusive Afternoons with Amos appearance Monday.  Carson, who ran in the 2007 Democratic Primary for Indianapolis Mayor, came in second in the contest with Melina Kennedy and Ron Gibson garnering 12.2% of […]

The wide open 2015 Indianapolis Mayor’s Race just got more interesting as Rev. Charles Harrison filed documents to form an Exploratory Committee.  Harrison, long time Pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church and founder and President of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition has formed the committee to examine a possible run for Mayor to succeed Mayor […]

In a stunning development Joe Hogsett is announced his resignation as US Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.  Immediately speculation feverishly developed among Democrats and the media as to whether Hogsett, a former Indiana Secretary of State, would formally enter the Democratic primary in next year’s race for Mayor of Indianapolis/Marion County. Fueling that […]

Leaders of the Democratic majority in Indianapolis’ City-County Council slammed Mayor Greg Ballard’s 2014 State of the City Speech.  Appearing on Afternoons with Amos, Council President Maggie Lewis, Vice-President John Barth and Majority Leader Monroe Gray assailed Ballard for a speech with plenty of platitudes but no solutions to Indianapolis’ pressing problems.  Council President Lewis […]

Ryan Vaughn, Chief of Staff to Mayor Greg Ballard expanded and amplified on mayor Ballard’s 7th State of the City Speech emphasizing the Mayor’s efforts to make Indianapolis a desirable place for people to want to live. Appearing on Afternoons with Amos’ Friday edition with Amos & Abdul, Vaughn expanded upon the themes Mayor Ballard […]

Local/State News

  Could This A Bully Move By Some Folks In The Legislative Body To Get Three Township Fire Departments. According To Indy Star dot com, There is a move that would take out Three Of Our Local Fire Departments And Move Under Indianapolis Fire Department Control.  Those Three Are Wayne, Decatur And Pike Township Fire […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 31 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Democratic Mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy pledged that her campaign would remain positive in the closing days of the campaign. Kennedy, speaking on Afternoons with Amos, also condemned negative mailers her opponent Mayor Greg Ballard and, in Kennedy’s words, “his handlers” are mailing. Mailers that bring […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 12 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Melina Kennedy stopped by Afternoons with Amos and talked about her plans for education, jobs and economic development. Kennedy contrasted her stands on issues with what she charges is a lack of action by the incumbent Mayor Greg Ballard. Hear Kennedy’s interview above.

Audio Included in Post. Runs 46 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Continuing her series of detailed policy announcements, Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy outlined her proposals for improving education in Indianapolis last week. Kennedy talked about her plans on Afternoons with Amos. They include a focus on early childhood education, closer cooperation with area school districts, […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 13 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy unveiled specifics of her plan on public safety. Interviewed on Afternoons with Amos, Kennedy said she’d reassign fifty IMPD officers from “administrative duties” to street duty and hire fifty new officers to the force.  A forceful Kennedy blasted Mayor Greg […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 11 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy talked education, jobs, public safety in a spirited live interview on Afternoons with Amos at Indiana Black Expo. Also talking about the issues in the upcoming mayor and City-County Council races were incumbent Democratic Councilwoman Maggie Lewis and candidates Todd […]