Melina Kennedy

After a summer of increasing concern about Indianapolis violence, and after mixed messages on crime fighting were sent by the Ballard Administration, Mayor Greg Ballard unveiled a proposal to fight crime and violence and address some of the root causes of the violence in the city.  As expected, the Mayor endorsed proposals by a bipartisan […]

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 14 Minutes ©2011 Baptist Ministers Alliance of Indianapolis. Famed author, professor, preacher and commentator Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson visited Indianapolis Sunday to speak at the Rally 4 Change sponsored by the Indianapolis Baptist Ministers Alliance. Dyson, a Professor at Georgetown University, and commentator on CNN, MSNBC and NPR, spoke […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 12 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy blasted, while Mayor Greg Ballard defended the proposed deal by a California company to bring 1,100 jobs to Indy. Interviewed on Afternoons with Amos live special from the Outback Luncheon, Kennedy said city and state officials had been “punked” by […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 59 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Click to hear the full debate between all the candidates for Indianapolis Mayor. Incumbent Mayor Greg Ballard (Republican) and challengers Melina Kennedy (Democrat) and Chris Bowen (Libertarian) held a formal debate on Afternoons with Amos. The three discussed everything from IMPD, Black unemployment, neighborhoods, crime, […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 25 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. At 21.3% Black unemployment in Indianapolis/Marion County is the highest in decades. But Mayor Greg Ballard doesn’t think it is a “crisis”. That’s what he told Afternoons with Amos listeners during a special 90 minute discussion of the high Black joblessness in the city/county. Ballard […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 15 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Democratic Mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy blasted the continued high unemployment and lack of leadership of incumbent Mayor Greg Ballard in an interview with Indy’s Black media. Kennedy appeared on Afternoons with Amos and answered questions from Amos and the Indianapolis Recorder. Kennedy talked about education […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 18 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Mayor Greg Ballard announced an Education plan Wednesday that would rapidly expand the number of charter schools in Indianapolis/Marion County. The Mayor’s plan would add twenty more charters to the city/county’s 29 existing charters. The plan would allow existing charters to expand to other locations […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 19 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Democratic Mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy talked about her plan to increase jobs for Indianapolis residents. She talked with Amos and explained her plans to concentrate the city’s efforts on strengthening small business, encourage entrepeneurs and minority businesses and cut the obstacles city government pouts in […]

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 […]