Now Hear This with Chris Spangle

Feb 24 2021 20 mins 37

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: [email protected] 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










Julie Simpson on Heart Health for American Heart Month
Feb 22 2021 10 mins  
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 about practicing a healthy lifestyle and taking care of their heart by eating healthy and exercising to try to protect it from harm. The virus attacks the respiratory system which can weaken the lungs making the heart work harder to pump blood throughout the body. This added stress can be harmful for people with heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of both American men and women, according to the CDC. In addition, other cardiovascular conditions, such as high blood pressure or hypertension, are far too common. In fact, 1 of 2 adults in the United States suffers from high blood pressure, which when uncontrolled can have serious health consequences. The American Heart Association states that some individuals experience few or no symptoms before having a heart attack or stroke. Periodic cardiac screening tests and blood pressure checks can detect issues before symptoms develop, which can help to prevent major health issues down the road.

















Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, Executive Director of Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention
Jan 19 2021 31 mins  
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 community response that makes homelessness rare, short-lived, and recoverable. CHIP’s support comes in a variety of ways: · Securing funding for housing and services · Conducting important research that is used by all local homeless service providers who want to make sure their programs and housing solutions are fitting the needs in the community. · Advocating for policy change at the local, state and national levels for policies that support solutions to homelessness · Providing a variety of programs and training opportunities to improve the quality and effectiveness of the homeless system of care. For example, the Street Reach program provides financial assistance to people who are experiencing homelessness by helping them overcome barriers to permanent housing like paying a security deposit to rent an apartment or paying a utility bill. Since 2017, more than 700 individuals have either moved into permanent housing or made significant steps toward doing so with the help of Street Reach. Visit their website at www.CHIPIndy.org.































Indianapolis Metropolitan High School on Helping Students Fight Barriers to Education
Oct 17 2020 15 mins  
Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a free public school offering a high school education to students in grades 9-12. Indianapolis Met is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. Their principle, Christina Lear, joins us to share how this works. Visit their website to learn more. https://indianapolismet.org/ About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


The Indy Hunger Network on Coordinating Food Relief Efforts in Indianapolis
Oct 10 2020 14 mins  
The Indy Hunger Network began in the wake of the 2009 recession as a way for food banks and pantries to coordinate efforts. Kate Howe is the Managing Director of the organization and joins us to share how food relief distribution works in the Circle City. Learn more at https://www.indyhunger.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.







Gleaners Food Bank on the Impact of the Pandemic on Their Operations
Sep 07 2020 31 mins  
John Elliott, President/CEO of Gleaners Food Bank, joins us to share the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hungry Hoosiers. Gleaners experienced a 2 to 4 times surge in need while having staff severely cut and had to rapidly shift their operations. Watch the Gleaners 40th Anniversary Special on WISH-TV 8 on September 10 at 7:30 pm. Learn more at https://www.gleaners.org/. On a yearly basis, hundreds of thousands of hungry Hoosiers depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Gleaners supplies items to hunger relief agencies and schools throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Keep Indianapolis Beautiful on Indy Art & Seek and Cleaning Up The City
Sep 05 2020 29 mins  
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has been fighting litter in Indianapolis for forty years while expanding into other ways to make the city more beautiful. Joining us are Kristina Uland, VP of Development & External Affairs, and Alejandra Lagunas, Arts Engagement Project coordinator. They share details on their new project titled Indy Art & Seek. Learn more at their website: https://www.kibi.org/ About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


The Arts Council of Indianapolis on Their COVID-19 Relief Fund and New Projects
Aug 29 2020 29 mins  
Shannon Linker is the Vice President of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Director of Gallery 29. She joins us to share how they're supporting local artists through the pandemic and other new projects that have been born out of the crisis like the Welcome Race Fans project and the Black Lives Matter Mural. Visit their website: https://indyarts.org/ About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.





Financial Wellness with Financial Center First Credit Union
Aug 15 2020 25 mins  
Dusty Simmons and Jamie Davidson of Financial Center First Credit Union discuss the financial challenges facing families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as their podcast Carpe Dime. They also have a free financial literacy webinar which can be found by clicking here: https://www.fcfcu.com/. Follow them: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FCFCU Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinancialCenterFCU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FinancialCenterFCU About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at GabrielaEspi[email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.








United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana Joins Us
Jul 18 2020 25 mins  
Cerebral Palsy affects the lives of three out of every 1,000 children born. United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana assists those with Cerebral Palsy to gain access to adaptive technology, medical equipment and other items that will increase their independence, mobility, communication or comfort as well as providing educational scholarships. Executive Director Mike Foddrill and board members Traci Ford and Lee White join us to discuss their organization. Learn more at https://www.ucpaindy.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.





iHeart Media's Jelisa Chatman on Their RFP for Indianapolis Nonprofits
Jun 27 2020 16 mins  
Jelisa Chatman is Communications Manager - iHeartMedia Kentucky-Indiana Region and she joins us to discuss how the iHeartMedia's Indianapolis cluster works to serve our community. They are offering an RFP opportunity to local organizations. For more information, please email Jelisa at [email protected] or visit https://q95.iheart.com/content/2020-05-06-iheart-community-rfp/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Lisa Laflin of West Indy Development Corp on Community Development Corporations
Jun 13 2020 30 mins  
Community development corporations are instrumental in providing housing in low-income areas across the nation. Lisa Laflin of West Indy Development Corp joins us to share their efforts in helping families buy or rent homes while beautifying local neighborhoods. Learn more at https://www.westindydev.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


COVID-19: Pack Away Hunger on Filling the Need for Nutrition
Jun 06 2020 30 mins  
Abigail Harlan, Executive Director, and Allison Avin, Communications Director, of Pack Away Hunger join us to discuss the increased need for nutritional meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pack Away Hunger is a unique nonprofit that gathers together large groups of people to create a unique meal package that produces thousands of meals in an afternoon. While these meals are often shipped overseas, they've provided 193,000 meals in the past few months locally. Learn more at www.packawayhunger.org. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Kent Kramer of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana on Their Expansive Mission
May 30 2020 29 mins  
We often think of Goodwill as a store to buy secondhand goods, but it is much more. President and Chief Executive Officer Kent Kramer of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana joins us to discuss the many programs funded by their famous stores like the Excel Center and their Nurse-Family Partnership. Learn more at https://www.goodwillindy.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.



COVID-19: David Siler of Families First on Mental Healthcare During the Pandemic
May 26 2020 21 mins  
Founded in 1835, Families First is the oldest nonprofit human services organization in Central Indiana. Their focus in the 21st Century is providing mental health services during life challenges. President David Siler joins us to discuss their suicide intervention hotline, developing Telehealth strategies for counseling, and substance abuse treatment programs. Visit www.familiesfirstindiana.org to learn more. If you may be in crisis or contemplating suicide, please call (317) 251-7575 or Text CSIS to 839863. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana on Their New Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program
Apr 16 2020 14 mins  
Margie Evans Fort, CEO, and Brandon Spice, Development Specialist, of the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana discuss the hidden danger of kidney disease and their new Kidney Cars program which allows people to donate cars to the charity as a fundraiser. Visit their website: https://kidneyindiana.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


COVID-19: Jason Chenoweth of Outreach, Inc. on the Pandemic's Impact on Homeless Youth
Apr 16 2020 21 mins  
Jason Chenoweth, CEO of Outreach, Inc., joins us to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Indianapolis' homeless youth. While Outreach, Inc. serves around 500 youth between 14 and 24, there may be as many as 2,000 kids experiencing homelessness in the city. He also shares the dramatic increase in food needs within the city. Visit their website at https://www.outreachindiana.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


COVID-19: Lael Hill of the Indiana Coalition for Crime Victims Rights on Getting Help in an Abusive Situation During the Pandemic
Apr 16 2020 16 mins  
Lael Hill of the Indiana Coalition for Crime Victims Rights joins us to discuss her new organization and its mission in helping crime victims through the legal system. She joins us to share advice for leaving a bad situation in the middle of shutdowns. Indiana Coalition for Crime Victims Rights Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ICCVR/ Indiana Coalition for Crime Victims Rights Events Page - https://www.eventbrite.com/o/indiana-coalition-for-crime-victims-rights-26934308553 Resources for Victims of Crime from the Indiana Coalition for Crime Victims Rights - https://www.slideshare.net/chrisspangle/resources-for-victims-of-crime-from-the-indiana-coalition-for-crime-victims-rights About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


COVID-19: Eric Todderud of the Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center on on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Recovery
Apr 16 2020 20 mins  
Eric Todderud is a Business Development Representative at the Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center. He joins us to talk about the challenges of maintaining sobriety during the pandemic as well as signs that a loved one may need intervention. Visit their website: https://www.fairbankscd.org/. Fairbanks Virtual Services - https://www.slideshare.net/chrisspangle/fairbanks-virtual-services SAMHSA list of free virtual recovery resources: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/virtual-recovery-resources.pdf. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.



COVID-19: Phil May of Sharing Place Pantry on Food Security Issues in Indianapolis
Apr 16 2020 11 mins  
Phil May is the coordinator of the Sheltering Place food pantry on the east side of Indianapolis. They are a part of the Foundation of Lutheran Child and Family Services. May tells us about the needs facing the economically disadvantaged in Indianapolis. Visit their website: http://lutheranfamily.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.








COVID-19: Tips on Deescalating Family Fights with Maggie Owens of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide
Apr 13 2020 17 mins  
With big changes from added economic pressure, homeschooling, and sheltering in place, Maggie Owens of the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide shares some tips on managing family fights, talking to kids about the pandemic, and getting help when dealing with suicidal ideation. Visit their website at https://www.indianaprevention.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.



COVID-19: Tina Cloer of Children's Bureau on Rising Child Abuse and Project Courage to Shelter Children
Apr 10 2020 15 mins  
While reports of child abuse are down, incidents of abuse are increasing in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tina Cloer is the CEO of Children's Bureau joins us to discuss their efforts in helping children and families financially, monitoring at-risk children, and their Project Courage shelters that house children while their parents and guardians fight the coronavirus. Support their work at https://www.childrensbureau.org/. Visit this link to learn more about Project Courage: https://www.childrensbureau.org/news/press-release-april-8-2020/. About Children’s Bureau, Inc Children’s Bureau, Inc. is a private nonprofit that has served children and families since 1851 and we’re here because many families need help to overcome the challenges that sometimes lead to unhealthy behaviors and threaten a child’s well-being. We offer an array of human services to Indiana children and families. Guided by our vision of a healthy family for every child, highly-trained case managers identify and address issues that tear families apart. They do so in different ways: Prevent – Empower families with professional support and community resources to eliminate issues that lead to entry into the child welfare system. Intervene – Work with families who find themselves in the “system” to accomplish the required goals to keep their children. Protect – Recruit and strengthen foster and adoptive homes. Support – Mentor older youth transitioning from foster care to independent living. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.




COVID-19: Jay Height of Shepherd Community Center On The Need In the Near Eastside
Apr 08 2020 15 mins  
The Executive Director of the Shepherd Community Center Jay Height joins us to share what is happening on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. They've put in place a 120-day response plan that focuses on five areas: food security, financial stability, medical monitoring, e-learning for students, and fighting social isolation. Support them and learn more at their website: https://www.shepherdcommunity.org/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


COVID-19: Kids' Voice of Indiana on Child Custody and Parenting Time Issues During the Pandemic
Apr 08 2020 29 mins  
Can a parent deny parenting time to another parent? What if parents live across state lines? What if a parent is an essential worker and exposed to coronavirus? We are joined by Lindsay Scott, the President/CEO of Kids' Voice of Indiana, and Katie Kelsey, Director of the Children’s Law Center of Indiana to discuss custody issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their website: https://www.kidsvoicein.org/ FAQ About Custody, Parenting Time, and Covid-19 Pandemic - https://www.kidsvoicein.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FAQ-About-Custody-Parenting-Time-and-the-Covid-19-Pandemic-updated-April-7-2020.pdf About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Stephen Meyers, Walking Across America to Raise Awareness for PTSD
Apr 04 2020 32 mins  
On 15 February 2020, Stephen Meyers began a 6,000+ mile walk across the USA to raise awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress. He will walk through 20 States to meet with veterans, first responders, medical professionals, and people interested in Post-Traumatic Stress. We are fortunate to hear his story and message. Stephen is on the border of KY and TN awaiting the ability to continue his journey. Learn more about Stephen and PTSD at his website. https://ptsd-walk.com/ About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.



Jason Fishburn, Founder and Artistic Director of Matthew's Voices
Apr 02 2020 18 mins  
Jason Fishburn of Matthew's Voices shares how a choir of those experiencing homelessness changes lives in Indianapolis. Please visit their website at https://www.matthewsvoices.org/. About Matthew's Voices Matthew’s Voices was formed in July 2016 by Jason Fishburn-Grooten. The name is inspired by the Gospel of St. Matthew 25: 42 - 45 (New International Version). It reads: For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me. They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ Matthew’s Voices offers access to, and addresses the need for the arts in populations in our city that often go untouched, unloved, and underserved. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


COVID-19: Chad Priest, CEO of American Red Cross Indiana on Blood Shortages
Mar 19 2020 10 mins  
Over 4,000 blood donation drives have been canceled and the blood supply is critically low across the country. Surgery and emergency patients are greatly at risk due to this, and they are calling for volunteers to help work virtually to arrange drives. They will keep everyone safe during a drive as well. COVID-19 does NOT spread through the blood. They desperately need blood drives organized in every community around the country. They will also need help responding during the approaching tornado season. Visit http://redcross.org/ to donate or to organize a blood drive. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


COVID-19: Mary Kay Foster, manager of the Special Pathogens Unit at IU Health on the Coronavirus
Mar 18 2020 37 mins  
Mary Kay Foster, manager of the Special Pathogens Unit at IU Health, joins Now Hear This on the basics of COVID-19. We ask why social distancing is so important, what symptoms one might have should they contract it, how can one get tested, and what preparations her hospitals are making to deal with the coronavirus. She also shares some reasons to be optimistic. Visit https://iuhealth.org/find-medical-services/coronavirus for more information. The IU Health Virtual Clinic offers free Coronavirus screenings in their app, which can be downloaded here. https://iuhealth.org/news-hub/iu-health-virtual-clinic-offers-free-coronavirus-screening. About IU Health Indiana University Health is the largest network of physicians in the state of Indiana. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools, gives patients access to leading-edge medicine and treatment options that are available first, and often only, at IU Health. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Nonprofit? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Debbie Laswell Of the IWIN Foundation, Helping Breast Cancers Alleviate Stress
Mar 07 2020 15 mins  
Debbie Laswell, Program Director of the IWIN Foundation, joins us to discuss IWIN's work in alleviating stress for women and men fighting breast cancer. Learn more about their work at http://www.iwinfoundation.org/. About IWIN IWIN Foundation supports individuals statewide currently receiving treatment for breast cancer by securing and paying for individual services that relieve emotional, physical and financial burdens. The IWIN Foundation was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2000 with a vision “to be an innovative organization built on passion, dedication and integrity, where communities feel called to support our mission and to grow and be recognized as the ‘neighbor next door’ to all women and men enduring treatment for breast cancer.” The basis of the IWIN Program is to give these courageous individuals the strength to endure treatment, empower them to continue their fight against breast cancer, and place them on the path to survivorship. Having assisted 3 women in our first year and 14 men since our inception, IWIN now serves over 600 women and men each year. IWIN celebrates providing over 2.2 MILLION DOLLARS in services to our recipients throughout the state of Indiana! About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Jennifer Lamb of the Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Feb 29 2020 15 mins  
The Exotic Feline Rescue Center is home to 150 abandoned big cats like lions, tigers, and leopards. Jennifer Lamb joins us to discuss what life is like for these rescued animals in their East Central Indiana home. Support their work by attending their annual auction on March 14 in Indianapolis. Learn more about the event and the organization at their website: https://efrc.org/. About The Exotic Feline Rescue Center With around 150 exotic felines calling the EFRC home, they are one of the largest rescue centers in the United States for abused, unwanted and neglected exotic felines. Since its founding in 1991, the EFRC has served as a nationally recognized leader in big cat rescue, conservation, and care. The Exotic Feline Rescue Center has grown from its humble beginnings with only three exotic felines to today caring for about 150 cats, representing over ten different species. Follow them on Instagram: https://instagram.com/exotic_feline_rescue_center About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.



Hope House: Recovery Housing For Substance Abuse
Feb 22 2020 29 mins  
Tia Brewer and Shane Beal of Hope House are working towards opening the first recovery house for women in Grant County, Indiana. Marion, like most other cities, is experiencing a surge in substance use issues and a lack of recovery homes. Hope House Marion is opening in March of 2020 and will provide sober living environments for both men and women. More importantly, they will provide Hope for those seeking recovery. Hope House Marion believes that providing people in recovery with safe, structured, and stable living environments is the key to making Marion a better community. Hope House Marion was created by members of the recovery and faith community to provide safe, structured, and stable housing for men and women living with a substance use disorder. Support them at https://givetogrant.org/hopehouse/. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


The 24 Foundation - Supporting The Fight Against Cancer
Feb 15 2020 30 mins  
Nanci Bonfield (Regional Director Indiana) and Tom Gospel (National Board Member) of the 24 Foundation join Now Hear This to discuss their organization's work in supporting individuals fighting cancer. Learn more at https://www.24foundation.org/indianapolis/. To join Team Acme, please click here: https://events.24foundation.org/team/238816. Their mission: 24 Foundation’s mission is to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. For us, that means more than funding research and goes beyond finding a cure. To 24 Foundation, that means investing in services that untangle the maze of appointments, tests, and treatments after diagnosis, and funding programs to increase the quality of life for survivors decades into the future. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Serving the Blind with Arvetta Jideonwo of the Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation
Feb 08 2020 16 mins  
The blind population of Indiana faces over 60% unemployment in the state, and Bosma Enterprises helps solve this problem by hiring over 200 employees to serve this community. For more information, please visit https://www.bosma.org/. On April 4, 2020, they will host Dining in the Dark at the JW Marriott to raise funds for those who are blind or visually impaired. https://www.bosma.org/Get-Involved/Events/Dining-In-The-Dark About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


The Starfish Initiative - Mentoring Economically Disadvantaged Scholars
Feb 01 2020 30 mins  
Jennifer McCloud (SVP & Chief Advancement Officer) and Jessica Ledesma (Match Specialist) of the Starfish Initiative join Chris Spangle to discuss their work connecting economically disadvantaged youth with mentors that will help scholars develop in the area of college readiness/Access, career exploration, and character. Visit their website at https://www.starfishinitiative.org/. About The Starfish Initiative Starfish Initiative is a college access and readiness program serving economically disadvantaged high school students in Marion County, Indiana. We believe that mentoring is the key to improving the educational attainment and future of today’s youth. To that end, we match every student in the Starfish program with a college-educated, volunteer adult mentor whose job is to help walk their student into college. Thanks to the guidance of their mentors, 100 percent of the Starfish Scholars who completed the four-year program have graduated from high school and 98% have been accepted by colleges or universities across Indiana — and beyond. Starfish was founded in 2003 by a group of local businessmen, concerned that many of the academically promising but economically disadvantaged students in Indianapolis were not getting the preparation for post-secondary education they needed to be the future leaders of the community. They founded Starfish Initiative — the name taken from the famous “Starfish Story” — to help economically disadvantaged students. Currently, Starfish serves approximately 425 students in 45 public, private, charter and magnet high schools. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.


Indiana Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director Chris Grey
Jan 24 2020 30 mins  
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 gamblers in a time of increasing types of legalized gambling in Indiana. The ICPG seeks to work with all individuals and organizations involved in gaming activities that address problem gambling in Indiana. The Council believes that success will result from these partnerships. Their website is http://indianaproblemgambling.org/. If you or a loved on may have an issue with gambling, please call the Indiana Problem Gambling Help Line number for more information (800) 994-8448. About the Show 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. About the Host Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of Now Hear This. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like We Are Libertarians, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits. Interested in Discussing Your Charity? To contact us with information or interview requests, please email Gabby Espino at [email protected] or call her at 317-475-7407.





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