Archive for June 2018

Host Mason King interviews Indianapolis Business Journal reporter Hayleigh Colombo about her series One City, Worlds Apart, which looks at income inequality and poverty in the city and why it impacts everyone. Hayleigh plays clips from her interviews with Traneisha English of the Wheeler-Dowe Boys and Girls Club, Tess Weathers of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, LeRae Troutman of the Brightwood Community Center, and Rhiannon Edwards of PACE.

See the series so far at https://www.ibj.com/worlds-apart.

Music for this episode: NightRain by airtone (c) copyright 2017. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/55887.

 

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With central Indiana on the short list for Amazon's $5 billion secondary headquarters project, IBJ's reporters for technology, real estate and economic development join forces to discuss what the internet giant wants and whether the Indy area measures up. They also address the question, "Would Indianapolis have been a serious contender for the project five years ago?"

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Maria Bertram had a great career as an engineer for Eli Lilly and Co., so why did she chuck it to open a little cafe in a distressed neighborhood? She had two goals: support the forces fighting to revive Englewood Village and provide jobs for women who had hit bottom and were fighting to regain their independence.

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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra offers leadership programs for folks who are up for putting themselves in a vulnerable position: playing music composed on the spot for a conductor. No special training is required--just an ear for how group dynamics change under different leadership styles. Listen closely, and you also can detect the programs' value for the ISO.

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