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Now Hear This with Chris Spangle

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Now Hear This is a conversation with leaders in Indianapolis that are working to improve the lives of Hoosiers. Our goal is to empower you to join in their work and make a difference while informing you about the unseen aspects of life in Indiana. Now Hear This airs weekends on Q95, Fox Sports 1260AM, Alt 103.3, Real 98.3 and iHeart Radio stations in Indianapolis as an effort to share the work of local nonprofits with listeners. Contact us: nowhearthisindy@iheartmedia.comNow Hear This is composed of 1-2 interviews and is a 30-minute show with the following air times: Fox Sports 1260 AM – Saturday @ 7am Q95 – Sunday @ 7am ALT 103.3 – Sunday @ 7am Real 98.3 – Sunday @ 7am

Now Hear This is a conversation with leaders in Indianapolis that are working to improve the lives of Hoosiers. Our goal is to empower you to join in their work and make a difference while informing you about the unseen aspects of life in Indiana. Now Hear This airs weekends on Q95, Fox Sports 1260AM, Alt 103.3, Real 98.3 and iHeart Radio stations in Indianapolis as an effort to share the work of local nonprofits with listeners. Contact us: nowhearthisindy@iheartmedia.comNow Hear This is composed of 1-2 interviews and is a 30-minute show with the following air times: Fox Sports 1260 AM – Saturday @ 7am Q95 – Sunday @ 7am ALT 103.3 – Sunday @ 7am Real 98.3 – Sunday @ 7am

Location:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Description:

Now Hear This is a conversation with leaders in Indianapolis that are working to improve the lives of Hoosiers. Our goal is to empower you to join in their work and make a difference while informing you about the unseen aspects of life in Indiana. Now Hear This airs weekends on Q95, Fox Sports 1260AM, Alt 103.3, Real 98.3 and iHeart Radio stations in Indianapolis as an effort to share the work of local nonprofits with listeners. Contact us: nowhearthisindy@iheartmedia.comNow Hear This is composed of 1-2 interviews and is a 30-minute show with the following air times: Fox Sports 1260 AM – Saturday @ 7am Q95 – Sunday @ 7am ALT 103.3 – Sunday @ 7am Real 98.3 – Sunday @ 7am

Language:

English


Episodes

Children’s Bureau + Families First Announce Merger

2/24/2021
Two of the oldest nonprofits have announced a merger. Andra Martinez is the VP of Communications and Development for the Children’s Bureau + Families First, and she joins us to share how this move will better serve families in crisis within Indianapolis. Visit their website here: https://www.childrensbureau.org/

Duration:00:15:33

Major General A.C. Roper, Deputy Commanding General of the Army Reserve at Fort Bragg

2/23/2021
Major General A.C. Roper, Deputy Commanding General of the Army Reserve at Fort Bragg, joins us to discuss his remarkable career in the U.S. Army Reserves in tandem with his career as Police Chief of Birmingham, Alabama.

Duration:00:14:28

Julie Simpson on Heart Health for American Heart Month

2/22/2021
Julie Simpson, an Independent Nurse Practitioner with MedExpress joins us to discuss heart health. The month of February, which is recognized as American Heart Month, provides an opportunity to reinforce awareness of heart health and encourage Americans to take steps to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease through the adoption of healthier behaviors and lifestyles – especially during a pandemic. And now, with COVID-19, people with certain heart conditions must be even more vigilant...

Duration:00:10:33

A Kid Again Indiana Executive Director Katie Pappas

2/18/2021
A Kid Again Indiana is an organization with a mission to support kids with life-threatening conditions and their families by giving illness a time-out through year-round adventures. Indiana Executive Director Katie Pappas joins us to talk about their mission. Their website is https://akidagain.org/chapter/indiana-chapter/. Having a child with a life-threatening condition is a reality no family wants to face. But the reality is every year, more than 27,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed...

Duration:00:16:20

Indiana Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director Chris Grey on Sports Betting

2/17/2021
On this week's show, we talk to Chris Gray, Executive Director of the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling about the expansion of gambling in Indiana and how that affects Hoosiers. The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling strives to generate awareness, promote education, and be an advocate for quality treatment of problem gamblers in the State of Indiana. The ICPG was founded in 1996 by a group of individuals and organizations whose goal was to ensure that help was available for problem...

Duration:00:16:54

Staff Sgt. Anedra Owens on Serving in the U.S. Army

2/16/2021
Staff Sgt. Anedra Owens joins us to discuss the benefits of her service in the U.S. Army and why others should consider joining. Owens is a recruiter for the U.S. Army Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion's Metro South Company. Learn more at goarmy.com/indianapolis. This is part of iHeart Indianapolis's Brilliantly Black series promoting black businesses and community leaders in the Circle City.

Duration:00:14:59

Alan Witchey, President & CEO of the Damien Center

2/15/2021
Alan Witchey, President & CEO of the Damien Center joins us to talk about their efforts in aiding and comforting Hoosiers living with HIV/AIDS. The Damien Center was founded in 1987 and is Indiana’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization (ASO). Our mission is to enable those living with HIV/AIDS to move forward with their lives with dignity and help them lead abundant, productive lives. Serves more than 4,000 individuals affected and infected by HIV/AIDS through a comprehensive,...

Duration:00:15:53

Staff Sgt. Anthony Porter on Serving in the U.S. Army

2/9/2021
Staff Sgt. Anthony Porter joins us to discuss the benefits of his service in the U.S. Army on his family and why others should consider joining. Porter is a recruiter for the U.S. Army in Anderson, IN. Learn more at goarmy.com/indianapolis. This is part of iHeart Indianapolis's Brilliantly Black series promoting black businesses and community leaders in the Circle City.

Duration:00:16:13

Staff Sgt. Destinee Harris on Serving in the U.S. Army

2/5/2021
Staff Sgt. Destinee Harris joins us to discuss the benefits of her service in the U.S. Army and why others should consider joining. Harris is a recruiter for the U.S. Army Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion's Metro North Company. Learn more at goarmy.com/indianapolis. This is part of iHeart Indianapolis's Brilliantly Black series promoting black businesses and community leaders in the Circle City.

Duration:00:18:37

David Starkey of the Indianapolis Opera

1/31/2021
Indy Opera General Director David Starkey joins us to discuss re-opening events safely and their new capital campaign for the Basile Opera Center. Their website is https://www.indyopera.org/.

Duration:00:16:10

Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, Executive Director of Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention

1/19/2021
Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, Executive Director of Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention joins us to discuss the complexity of helping those who experience homelessness. Chris Spangle asks her about encampments on the circle, who falls into homelessness, and what organizations network together to solve the issue. “CHIP” is the homeless coalition for the City of Indianapolis. CHIP collaborates with and supports dozens of local shelters and service providers in the City to create a...

Duration:00:31:55

Ryan Vaughn of Indiana Sports Corp on Indiana Hosting March Madness

1/15/2021
Ryan Vaughn of Indiana Sports Corp joins us to discuss the "sports strategy" of Indianapolis that supports 80,000 Hoosier jobs and the challenge of hosting March Madness. Indiana Sports Corp, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Their events are broadcast around the world and bring national and international attention to the area. Visit their website: https://www.indianasportscorp.org/

Duration:00:15:31

Kelly McBride of Domestic Violence Network (DVN) on the Impact of the Pandemic

1/14/2021
Kelly McBride, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Network (DVN), joins us. The Domestic Violence Network is a nonprofit organization that has existed for over 20 years to bring all members of the Central Indiana community together to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education and collaboration. Their work is focused on education with the idea that informing our community on issues related directly and indirectly to domestic and other types of...

Duration:00:30:45

Terry Mumford of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis on Giving Circles

1/13/2021
Terry Mumford, a Board Member Emerita of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis joins us. Founded in 2006, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a 501(c)(3) charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants totaling $100,000 or more to at least one nonprofit in the greater Indianapolis community in the areas of arts, culture and preservation; education; environment and animal welfare; family; and health and wellness. The organization seeks to fund critical needs, new ventures,...

Duration:00:13:46

Jennifer Pope Baker of the Women's Fund on Solving Challenges Faced by Women Due to the Pandemic

12/18/2020
Jennifer Pope Baker of the Women's Fund of Central Indiana joins Chris Spangle to discuss the challenges women face, especially in communities of color, during the pandemic, and how they help solve them. Visit their website at https://www.womensfund.org.

Duration:00:15:57

Darcey Palmer-Schultz of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indianapolis

12/17/2020
Darcey Palmer-Schultz of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indianapolis joins us to share more about their mentoring programs that transform the lives of both the littles and their bigs. Learn more at http://www.bebigforkids.org/.

Duration:00:14:59

Turae Dabney, PUP (People for Urban Progress) Executive Director

12/1/2020
Turae Dabney of PUP joins us to share their mission. Since its inception in 2008, and the initial project which transformed salvaged roof material from the RCA Dome into bags, wallets, and other products, PUP has been devoted to using design and responsible reuse to make Indianapolis a better place to live - to create the responsible and resilient city of the future. Notable projects since the “Dome Bag Project” include PUP Stops (the transformation of old Bush Stadium seats into seating...

Duration:00:19:24

Tajuana Ryder of Versiti on A Seat at the Table

11/19/2020
Dr. Tajuana Ryder of Versiti Blood Centers joins us to discuss their program "A Seat at the Table," a program dedicated to bringing awareness to sickle cell disease, organ donation, and healthcare disparities facing African Americans. Learn more at Versiti.org.

Duration:00:29:44

Denise Soltis, Executive Director of the Umoja Partnership

11/11/2020
Umoja Partnership is a partnership of many faiths, from different cultures, on two continents, united in our service to change lives by keeping children in school. In Chulaimbo, Kenya, at least 20% of the school-aged children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The Umoja Project has developed a compassionate and comprehensive network of care to respond to the needs of these children, ensuring that they stay in school and perform to the best of their ability....

Duration:00:15:41

Barb Mohr of the Assistance League of Indianapolis

11/11/2020
Assistance League volunteers transforming lives of children and adults through community programs like ​​ALI Bears, ALI Friends, Assault Survivor Kits, and Operation School Bell. Visit their website at https://www.alindy.org/.

Duration:00:31:29