Cameron Ridle

As the first month of 2022 comes to a close we take a look back at the news of January, as we keep close watch on what is happening at the Indiana Statehouse. Breanna Cooper, Staff Writer at The Indianapolis Recorder brings up to speed on several bills including HB 1134, HB 1041, and SB13. […]

As Indiana’s daily COVID number skyrocket to record-breaking levels, we talk with Lauren Chapman from IPBS News for a deep dive into the numbers and the context behind them. Plus, Radio One one is doing something rare, it’s taking a stance against House Bill 1134, the bill that aims to regulate the way educators teach […]

Indiana’s 2022 session is up and running and politicians have quickly made headlines for the bills they are proposing. Meanwhile Governor Holcomb gives his State of The State Address. Arielle Brandy, President of The Indiana Young Democrats and Whitley Yates, Director of Diversity for the Indiana GOP join us on Open Lines to give their […]

As Indianapolis hosts the College Football Playoffs, we give a preview of the long list of free events and concerts residents can attend ahead of the game. January is national mentoring month, we talk with Arnetta Scruggs from the Bloom Project and Chrystal Hines from Inner Beauty and New Breed of Youth. They tell us […]

Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears breaks some news on Open Lines announcing he will run for re-election in 2022. Mears reflects on 2021 and the record amount of violence that occurred in Indianapolis. Mears also doubles down on statements he’s made about the Bail Project getting special treatment. We also have details on Christmas help! […]

Carmen ‘Punkin’ Davenport is December’s person you should know. Readers of her children’s book know her as ‘Carmen Davenport’ while people on Facebook know her as ‘Punkin Davenport’ the creator of the ‘Black Dolla Indy’ Facebook group. ‘Black Dolla’ has become a popular online directory to Black Businesses in Central Indiana, which now has 39,000 […]

The Black Entrepreneur Group and Don’t Sleep needs your help to put together Care Packages for 1,000 of Indy’s Homeless Neighbors. They need donations and help distributing the care packages. RaeVen Ridgell joins us on the show with details. Plus, community leader Dee Ross is known for his giving spirit especially during the holidays. This […]

On this edition of Open Lines with Cameron Ridle: IMPD Chief Randal Taylor spends an hour answering questions from Cameron and listeners about all things IMPD. If you need to contact Chief Taylor he welcomes you to email him directly at: Randal.Taylor@indy.gov Open Lines hosted by Cameron Ridle airs Sunday Mornings at 8AM on HOT […]

On this edition of Open Lines with Cameron Ridle we introduce you to Alexis Rogers. She’s the new lead anchor on WISH-TV Channel 8. You can watch her on WISH-TV at 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11pm. PLUS: The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males hosts its 21 annual Black Male State […]

INDYGO TEMPORARY ROUTE CHANGES AND HIRING DRIVERSĀ  IndyGo will temporarily adjust its bus schedules due to unprecedented staffing challenges caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The adjustments will be made to improve service reliability and help minimize adverse service impacts to our riders and staff. Starting Oct. 10, 15 bus routes will experience a change […]

On this edition of Open Lines, we ask who is responsible for Indy’s violent crime? As of October 10, 2021 the city has already had more than 210 homicides. So who is to blame for that? Is it the people committing the crimes or is it our elected officials who some believe aren’t doing enough. […]

Earlier this year we used this hour of air time on Open Lines as an official forum to ask you, if the money was there, what would you like to see happen to improve the quality of life for African Americans in Indianapolis? Tony Mason and Willis Bright, Karlin Tichenor are some of the people […]