Open Lines

With Roe Vs Wade overturned by the Supreme Court, half of the United States will make abortion illegal. Indiana’s legislators will hold a special session this summer to decide what Indiana’s laws will be. We explain what is happening right now, what will happen next in politics and what will happen next in Women and […]

Urban One Regional Vice President and General Manager Deon Levingston talks about the announcement that Urban One is purchasing the  by Emmis Communications’ Indianapolis Radio Stations. The deal includes soft AC “B107.5” WYXB, country “Hank 97.1” WLHK, news/talk “93 WIBC” (93.1) and the city-licensed translators W228CX at 93.5 and W298BB at 107.5, which rebroadcast sports […]

Ivy Tech shares how students can enroll in school this summer and begin a new career. Several careers including Logistics/Transportation and Information Technology are booming right now. Ivy Tech offers programs specifically tailored for those industries and several others. Learn more about Ivy Tech’s in-person enrollment events every Tuesday here: Tuesdays at Tech “Open Lines […]

Beairshelle Edme joins us on Open Lines for the first time. She was recently promoted to the role of Main Anchor after Fanchon Stinger retired from TV news after a 30-year career including 12 years at Fox 59. She talks with callers about her new role and how news is gathered and reported. “Open Lines […]

5 Democrats are running for a Senate seat in the newly created Indiana Senate District 46 in Indiana’s Primary Election on May 3, 2022. Bob Kern, Andrea Hunley, and Kristin Jones join Open Lines with Cameron Ridle for a live interview. The Indianapolis Star describes the 5 candidates this way: Andrea Hunley: Indianapolis Public School principal […]

30 days from Election Day and we are exploring some political races that may not normally get attention, including the race for Center Township Trustee. Candidates Sam ‘Bump’ Carson and Ladonna Freeman explain what the Trustee does and why they want the job. You can check to see if you are registered to vote at […]

2021 was a record-breaking year for homicides in Indianapolis, and of course everyone who cares is interested in a solution to stop the violence and reduce the number of lives of lost. Now this year the city of Indianapolis will use $150 million dollars in federal money to combat the problem, partially through its deployment […]

On this edition of Open Lines we look back at Indianapolis’ Black History and how desegregation of schools literally shaped the city’s boundaries. Dr. Tom Brown explains the history from what it was like in the 1950s and 1960s. Cameron talks about the end of desegregation, and callers who lived the experience give their first […]

Ray Steele brings up us to speed on what is happening at the Indiana Statehouse. He has the details on which bills passed and which bills died. See the list of 2022 bills and what happened to them here: Then IndyGo’s Purple Line is officially under construction. Lesley Gordon from IndyGo has information on […]

Cyndi Carrasco makes her first visit on Open Lines with Cameron Ridle. With no primary challengers, she’s running against the incumbent and Democrat Ryan Mears in the November 2022 Election. She explains why she’s the better candidate to be the top prosecutor of Indianapolis and Marion County. You can learn more about Cyndi Carrasco at […]

IndyGo has officially begun construction on the Purple Line, the second of three Bus Rapid Transit lines that will expand transit in Indianapolis. Lesley Gordon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications joins us with the details of the bus route changes, road closures, detours and job opportunities. THEN, Dr. Thomas Brown has had a front […]

State Rep. Cherrish Pryor joins us with a Statehouse Update on what bill she and her fellow members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus are trying to pass or stop from becoming law. Then, King Ro Conley and Rev. Richard Hunter give us a preview of “Compounding the Dream” an event that celebrates the life […]