The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Tuesday, August 25, 2015. (Interview on IndyGo Red Line Starts At 56:49 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Indianapolis is moving closer to starting construct finding funding to construct a modern mass transit route. It’s called the Red Line and it would run from Westfield in northern Hamilton County through […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Monday, August 10, 2015.  (Interview With Caitlin Hannon Starts At 1:08:52 On PODCAST Media Player). In the first resignation from the IPS School Board in eight years, Caitlin Hannon announced Monday she was resigning from the Board to start work creating an educational non-profit. Hannon who was elected in […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Tuesday, May 12, 2015 touched on some critical education issues while lifting up something old and new from, one of Indiana and Indianapolis’ premiere musical icons.  (At 18:30 Mark On Media Player) In an exclusive interview, Robert Montgomery, youngest son of jazz guitarist extraordinaire, Indy’s own West Montgomery was […]

A Pike Township principal who is a national award-winning educator will launch a Spanish-language immersion public charter school in Indianapolis through The Mind Trust’s prestigious Education Entrepreneur Fellowship. Mariama Carson is the eighth recipient of the Fellowship since The Mind Trust started the program in 2008. In an exclusive Afternoons with Amos interview, Mariama Carson […]

IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee, Indianapolis Deputy Mayor for Education Jason Kloth and The Mind Trust’s President/CEO David Harris came together on Afternoons with Amos to explain a new initiative called Innovation School Fellowships. The effort will utilize a new state law, Public Law 1321, which passed this year’s General Assembly. The new law, supported […]

Dr. Diane Ravitch is a respected educator, teacher and professor at New York University.  The author of 10 books and editor of 14 more, Ravitch has had a distinguished career which included serving as Assistant Secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush.  But today, Ravitch has become of fiercest and most public critics of […]

So there I was sitting in one of two highback chairs on the rostrum of one our city’s megachurches, getting ready to question the country’s second woman and second African-American Secretary of State. I was privileged to ask questions and get answers on education from former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, who was in […]

UPDATED WITH TONY BENNETT REACTION, PLUS FROM INDY LEADERS FROM AWA. AUDIO/VIDEO OF BENNETT’S RESIGNATION STATEMENT: Blaming “malicious reports from Indiana” Dr. Tony Bennett has resigned as Commissioner of Education for the State of Florida. Bennett’s dramatic resignation and fall from grace occurred just three days after news broke that the former Indiana Superintendent of […]

How do we improve Indianapolis schools and preschools? Afternoons with Amos turned itself into a special two hour Town Hall where listeners could share their views on making both K-12 and preschool better for African-American and all children. The special broadcast was part of the effort by What’s Possible Indy a collaboration wit between the […]

IPS Supt. Dr. Eugene White strongly defended the Indianapolis Public Schools and blasted the proposal by The Mind Trust to radically reform the district. On Afternoons with Amos, Dr. White discussed his A+ reorganization plan while pointing out the problems with the Mind Trust proposal. Dr. White discussed a lot of issues including the district’s […]

Click Above to Hear Full Interview. Runs 41 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. A panel representing organizations concerned with the education of Indianapolis children appeared on Afternoons with Amos to give their reaction and views to the proposal to reform the Indianapolis Public Schools presented by The Mind Trust. On the panel were Karega Rausch, Stand […]

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 […]