Eye On The Community

Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine MD answers your questions about Coronavirus on a Special Edition of Open Lines hosted by Radio One’s Cameron Ridle, Ebony Chappel and Tina Cosby.   Coronavirus Closings in Indianapolis This is list was originally compiled by WTLC News gathering partner WRTV. Businesses & Organizations The Children’s […]

Hosted by Ebony Chappel (@ebonythewriter) and Cameron Ridle (@cameronridle) First Guest: Ahmed Young, Chief of External Affairs and General Counsel for IPS discusses the district’s plan for the coronavirus and addresses the transportation plan following a massive call-off of bus drivers and attendants. Second Guest: (starts at 36:22 mark) Shonna Majors, Director of Community Violence […]

On this morning’s Open Lines show with Ebony Chappel and Cameron Ridle, IPS bus drivers spoke out for the first time following a massive call off on Friday which resulted in the district cancelling bus service for thousands of students. (Interview starts at 19:32) Two former employees, Cathryn Beeler and Yolonda Gray, took to the […]

Hosts: Ebony Chappel (@ebonythewriter) and Cameron Ridle (@cameronridle) First Guest: Congressman Andre’ Carson discusses White House response to coronavirus outbreak, his involvement in impeachment hearings, 2020 Census and fifth annual Youth Opportunities Fair. Second Guest: (starts at 19:32) A former IPS bus driver and retired driver speak out following controversial call off of dozens of […]

Hosted By Ebony Marie Chappel – @ebonythewriter Interview with Mayor Joe Hogsett.

Hosted by Ebony Marie Chappel @ebonythewriter Interview with Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears.

This afternoon at the historic Madame Walker Legacy Center, Visit Indy hosted it’s annual State of Tourism event. Distinguished guests included Mayor Joe Hogsett, who unveiled the 2020 Bicentennial logo, Alelia Bundles (great-granddaughter of Madame CJ Walker) and famed talk-show host and Indy native, Dave Letterman. Letterman is the 2020 recipient of the Bill McGowan […]

Hosted by Ebony Marie Chappel @ebonythewriter Interviews with mental health expert Elizabeth White and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.    

Kwanzaa, founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, is a weeklong Pan-African celebration observed in the United States. The celebration runs from December 26 – January 1 and is based on seven principles, also known as the Nguzo Saba. Umoja (Unity) Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)  Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Nia (Purpose) Kuumba (Creativity) […]

Hosted By Ebony Marie Chappel – @ebonythewriter Interviews with Lesley Gordon of IndyGo and Brandon Randall of Bloom Project.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association (MKNA) has launched an online bookstore featuring 50 diverse titles to gift books to area schools. All titles were hand-selected by librarians and media specialists at IPS CFI #84, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, IPS CFI #70, St. Joan of Arc Catholic School and IPS #43 where the […]

Hosted by Ebony Marie Chappel – @ebonythewriter Interviews with Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis, Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association and Demetrice Bruno of Redemption Outreach. For more information on the MKNA Online Bookstore to support putting diverse books in Indy schools click here. For more information on Redemption Outreach’s initiative to support youth in the juvenile center […]