Indiana Podcasts with Chris Spangle

Podcasts produced about Indiana Nonprofits and Policymakers. Our content is created from the public affairs radio show We Thought You Might Like To Know... with Chris Spangle as well as his archives of Now Hear This. For more interviews like this, please visit our website *These episodes also air on The Chris Spangle Show podcast.

A Look Into the World of Foster Care Kids with ...
Becky Moore was watching an episode of Oprah years ago and learned about Camp to Belong, an organization that gives foster care siblings a week together at camp. As a former foster kid herself, she decided to start her own chapter. She talks about life within foster care, what this week of camp means to the kids that attend, and how we can help their efforts.
47 min
How Does An Organization End Teen Homelessness?...
Andrew Neal is the Chief Executive Officer of Outreach Indiana to discuss the challenges cities face when trying to end homelessness. He explains everything from the difficulties of counting the population, how to serve teens in a system tilted towards adults, and what flaws exist between faith-based and public services. Learn more at
38 min
What Cultural Trends Affect Domestic Violence?
When our minds think of organizations that work in the space of domestic violence, we often think of intervention work. Stephanie Solomon, the Youth Programs Coordinator of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, works on prevention. What does that mean? She joins me to outline how cultural trends can lead towards domestic violence and how her organization works with teens to end violence in the next generation. Learn more at
31 min
The Importance of Mentors For Students with the...
The Starfish Initiative is an organization in Indianapolis that helps economically disadvantaged youth reach their full potential by moving into post-secondary education. President and CEO Crystal Givens shares the importance of mentoring in the life of their program's scholars and how students and adults can participate.
22 min
Arianna Cruz on MORE Magazine (Making Opportuni...
Arianna Cruz joins us to share about a new magazine that highlights the areas of Fashion, Conscious Living, Sustainability, Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, and Philanthropy.
11 min
Children’s Bureau + Families First Announce Merger
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.
14 min
Major General A.C. Roper, Deputy Commanding Gen...
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.
13 min
Julie Simpson on Heart Health for American Hear...
Julie Simpson, an Independent Nurse Practitioner with MedExpress joins us to discuss heart health.
9 min
A Kid Again Indiana Executive Director Katie Pa...
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.
15 min
Indiana Council on Problem Gambling Executive ...
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.
16 min
Staff Sgt. Anedra Owens on Serving in the U.S. ...
14 min
Alan Witchey, President & CEO of the Damien Center
Alan Witchey, President & CEO of the Damien Center joins us to talk about their efforts in aiding and comforting Hoosiers living with HIV/AIDS.
15 min
Staff Sgt. Anthony Porter on Serving in the U.S...
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.
15 min
Staff Sgt. Destinee Harris on Serving in the U....
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.
17 min
David Starkey of the Indianapolis Opera
Indy Opera General Director David Starkey joins us to discuss re-opening events safely and their new capital campaign for the Basile Opera Center.
15 min
Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, Executive Director of Coa...
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.
31 min
Ryan Vaughn of Indiana Sports Corp on Indiana H...
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.
14 min
Kelly McBride of Domestic Violence Network (DVN...
Kelly McBride, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Network (DVN), joins us.
30 min
Terry Mumford of Impact 100 Greater Indianapoli...
Terry Mumford, a Board Member Emerita of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis joins us.
13 min
Jennifer Pope Baker of the Women's Fund on Solv...
15 min
Darcey Palmer-Schultz of Big Brothers Big Siste...
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.
15 min
Turae Dabney, PUP (People for Urban Progress) E...
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.
19 min
Tajuana Ryder of Versiti on A Seat at the Table
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.
29 min
Denise Soltis, Executive Director of the Umoja ...
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.
15 min
Serving Our Troops with Mike Hanlon of the USO
Mike Hanlon is the Executive Director of the USO Indiana. USO Indiana strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
15 min