For years only Ball State University and the Mayor of Indianapolis could create and open charter schools in Indianapolis. But two years ago, the Indiana General Assembly passed a law that created a statewide board that could also accept applications for charter and approve applications for charter schools to open anywhere in Indiana.  In their […]

A relaxed, expansive, philosophical Dr. Eugene White sat down with Afternoons with Amos for his final media interview as Superintendent of the Indianapolis Public Schools.  White, who will leave his post after more than even years at the helm of the second largest school district in Indiana sat down with me in an unexpected interview.  […]

In February 2004, Afternoons with Amos and WTLC-AM became the first radio station in Indiana to originate a live broadcast from the Indiana State House while the Indiana Legislature was in session.  During those ten years, the program has interviewed scores of legislators, of both parties, along with citizens, lobbyists, community activities and just plain […]

Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eugene White talked frankly about his future with IPS. Monday a new school board took office, include three new reformers elected last November.  Many believe those three along with three others who had opposed some of Dr. White initiatives could oppose White’s continuing as head of Indiana’s second largest school […]

Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, defended his controversial efforts at reforming Indiana’s schools, which included the state takeover of four IPS Schools this year. In an expansive Afternoons with Amos interview, Bennett, the Republican incumbent running for re-election, defended his turbulent four years which included greater school public school accountability, increased emphasis […]

On the first day of a critical new school year for the Indianapolis Public Schools, Superintendent Dr. Eugene White came to Afternoons with Amos to talk about a wide range of issues facing the state’s largest school district.  In an exclusive extended interview, Dr. White talked about a variety of critical IPS issues from the […]

Lots has been said about the state of public education in Indianapolis, but Afternoons with Amos brought listeners first hand look at a school where Teachers and staff take a direct ownership in their students’ success. AWA’s Friday Live  visit to the Wayne Township Schools’ Ben Davis University High School showed a different type of […]

Click Above to Hear Interview. Runs 17 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One. Education reformer Michelle Rhee, who gained national attention with her no nonsense approach to public education, non-performing teachers and stressing that schools and educators should put Students First, talked about her philosophies in an exclusive Afternoons with Amos interview. Rhee has founded Students First, […]

Click Above To hear Full Interview. Runs 55 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Afternoons with Amos devoted its Monday, Dec 19th program to a full discussion of a proposal to dramatically change how students are taught, how dollars are spent and how the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) are run. The Mind Trust, the Indianapolis based educational […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 11 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Tammie Barney, Senior VP of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce visited with Amos to talk about the Chamber’s annual Hob Nob event which brings chamber members and the community together with the candidates in this year’s Mayor and Council election. Barney also talked about […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 18 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. In an exclusive Afternoons with Amos interview, a national foundation reported that Indiana is one of the ten worst states in graduating Black males from high school. A report titled Yes We Can by the Schott Foundation for Public Education reported that just 42% of […]