The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Thursday, August 13, 2015. (Interview With Folks From Pogue’s Run Grocery Starts At 1:41 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Could a grocery store coop be a a solution to the crisis of food deserts and lack of grocery stores with fresh produce and meats in inner city African-American neighborhoods? […]

The Warren Township School District on Indianapolis’ far eastside usually is known for its athletic success.  But recently academic excellence and Warren Township are being mentioned in the same sentence.  Earlier this year, the US Department of Education awarded the district one of a handful of Race to the Top multi-year grants to improve education […]

For the second election in a row, Afternoons with Amos is interviewing candidates for school board in six major Indianapolis/Marion County school districts. Districts with the largest numbers of African-American students. Candidates running in Lawrence, Pike, Warren, Washington, Wayne Townships and the Indianapolis Public Schools will be interviewed in the first three weeks of October. […]

It’s true!  Parents can make a different in the school their children and grandchildren attend.  This truism is being provided right now at a couple of Indianapolis Public Schools. In an Afternoons with Amos interviews, parents involved in a “Parents University” run by the Stand for Children organization talked about their efforts in getting IPS […]

Afternoons with Amos has done scores of interviews with education officials, school board members, school superintendents, politicians, education reformers and frustrated parents and community members.  But our program rarely gets to interview classroom teachers.  Because they’re busy educating kids when our program’s on the air.  But Afternoons with Amos talked to two veteran teachers in […]

More facts about the reality of gangs were revealed in a special Afternoons with Amos hour.  Three individuals who’ve worked or years in the streets with gang members and potential gang members, Rev. Byron Alston, Rev. Horatio Luster and longtime community activist Reggie Jones talked frankly with listeners about gangs. Marion County Sheriff John Layton […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 58 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. How do you improve parent involvement in their children’s education? Parent Power, a parents advocacy group working with parents in IPS believe its having school administrators, principals, teachers, other school workers and the community all working together to improve education.  Parent Power’s Merry Juerling, […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 52 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. The President of the Indianapolis Public School Board Elizabeth Gore appeared on Afternoons with Amos and covered a number of education issues facing IPS. From the possible state takeover of several IPS high school and middle schools, to improving parental involvement, publicizing IPS programs, […]