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Hosted by IYI President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz, our weekly
KIDS COUNT® Radio Show is a 30-minute public affairs program that brings a fresh, compelling look at issues affecting Hoosier kids and parents.

The show discusses key issues and provides applicable tips and resources. Guests include youth development experts, authors, educational and government leaders and Indiana youth workers.

Support for the KIDS COUNT® Radio Show has been provided by OneAmerica Financial Partners. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the OneAmerica companies offer life insurance, employee benefits and retirement plan products and services that help meet the financial needs of individuals, families and businesses.  More information about OneAmerica can be found online at

Radio shows are in mp3 format. 

KIDS COUNT® is produced in association with Emmis Communications.
The following thirteen radio stations broadcast the show at various times. Call the station in your community for the exact schedule.

And if your favorite radio station does not carry the show yet, please call the station manager and request it!

WCSI 1010 AM Columbus
WOCC 1550 AM Corydon
WBYR 98.9 FM Fort Wayne
WOWO 92.3 FM Fort Wayne
WOWO 1190 AM Fort Wayne
ESPN Radio
1380 AM Fort Wayne
WMEE 97.3 FM Fort Wayne
WQHK 105.1 FM Fort Wayne
WIBC 93.1 FM Indianapolis
WBAT 1400 AM Marion
WEEM 91.7 FM Pendleton
WRTC-AM 1340 AM South Bend
WRTC-FM 95.3 FM South Bend
TOPIC: Summer Reading with Ritz
Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Indiana Department of Education
Maggie McGuire, VP, Scholastic Kids & Parents, Scholastic Kids & Family
Air date: May 31, 2015
TOPIC: Food Insecurity
Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (the State Association of Food Banks)
Martha Hoover, Owner, Café Patachou, Founder, Patachou Foundation
Tina Skinner, SFSP Specialist, IDOE Summer Food Program
Air Date: May 17, 2015
TOPIC: Addition Through Adoption
Marybeth Bonaventure, DCS Director and adoptive mom, Department of Child Services
Amy Nicholas, Social Worker, Adoptions of Indiana
Kara Eusebio, International Adoptions, Spence-Chapin
Air Date: May 10, 2015
TOPIC: Swimming Safety
Beth Tharpe, Youth Programs Coordinator, IUPUI Natatorium
Debbie Hesse, Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation
Jet Quillen, Conservation Officers, SCUBA, DNR
Air Date: May 3, 2015
TOPIC: Indiana’s Career Ready Campaign
Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Chip Edgington, Exec. VP of Operations, FULLBEAUTY Brands and Chair of Conexus Logistic Council
Air date: April 19, 2015
TOPIC: Child Abuse Prevention
Margie Grayless, Hamilton Center
Leslie Dunn, CASA
Jane Bisbee, Dep. Dir. of Field Operations, Dept. of Child Services
Air Date: April 19, 2015
TOPIC: Cooling Off Summer Melt
Kyle Kirby, ICSM Partner, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NE Indiana
Steve Givson, ICSM Partner, Project Leadership
Tim Clark, IMP Outreach Manager, IYI
Rodney Frederick, ICSM Partner, Starfish Initiative
Air Date: April 12, 2015
TOPIC: Promoting Savings for Low-Income Hoosiers
Tim Flacke, Executive Director, D2D (Doorways to Dream) Fund
Rep. Gail Riecken, Indiana State Rep - Evansville
Derek Thomas, Senior Policy Analyst, Indiana Institute for Working Families
Air Date: April 5, 2015
TOPIC: Keeping Kids Safe from Abduction
Capt. Dave Bursten, Indiana State Police
Det. Chester Price, IMPD
Lytishya Borglum, “Keeping Kids Safe Project”
Kenny Hansmire, Director, AFA National Child ID Program
March 29, 2015
TOPIC: Teen Alcohol Use
Katharine Sadler, Researcher, Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Tim Retherford, Executive Director, Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse (Hancock County) 
Major Brad Burkhart, Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Dept, Hancock County Underage Drinking Taskforce
Clayton Sparks, Substance Abuse Counselor (for teens), Centerstone
Air Date: March 22, 2015
TOPIC: Protecting Your Child’s Identity
Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General
Robert Chappell, Jr., Virginia State Police, Author “Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know”
Todd Roberson, Senior Finance Lecturer, IU Kelley School of Business
Air Date: March 15, 2015

TOPIC: Parents Behind Bars
Rachel Halleck: Director of Behavioral Services, Volunteers of America: "Healing Families"
Keith Blackburn: Chaplin, Indiana DOC Family Education Dept.
David Powell: Executive Director, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council
Air Date: March 8, 2015

More on this topic: IYI Monthly Column for March

TOPIC: Young Entrepreneurs
Deborah Oatts: Former NAWBO President, Founder of Nubian Transport Management, Inc. & Nubian Construction Group
Marie Davis: NAWBO Member, Co-Founder & CEO of Keystone Message Integration
Angela Barbosa: YEA! Academy of Madison County, Madison County Chamber of Commerce         
Brandon Boynton: Pendleton Heights Student, YEA! Participant
Air date: March 1, 2015

TOPIC: The Social Status of Black Males
James Garrett, Jr: Executive Director, Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males
Tanya Bell: President and CEO, Indiana Black Expo
Eddie Melton: NIPSCO Corporate Citizenship and Employee Involvement, Founder “The
Mentoring Trust” and IYI Board Member
Air date: February 22, 2015

TOPIC: Borrowing Blindly
Beth Akers: Fellow, Governance Studies, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institute                       
Marvin Smith: Director of Student Financial Services, IUPUI
Bill Wozniak: Director of Marketing, ISM Education Loans
Air date: February 15, 2015
TOPIC: Stopping Teen Dating Violence
Colleen Teakle: Coordinator of Prevention Initiative, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Jacob Bricker: Teen Council for Prevention, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Cathy Whaley: Director, Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center at Ball State University
Air date: February 8, 2015

TOPIC: Flipping the Resilience Switch   
Christian Moore, Founder of “Why Try?”
Air date: February 1, 2015

Christian Moore presents the session "Flipping the Resilience Switch" during IYI's 2015 Spring Trainings.

TOPIC: Raising the Completion Rate on the 21st Century Scholar Success Program
Jason Bearce, Assoc. Commissioner for Strategic Communications and Student Success Initiative – Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Tammy Pearson, Director – Project Leadership
Schaivon Nevings, 21st Century Scholar – Sophomore at Taylor University
Air Date: January 25, 2015
TOPIC: Getting the Most Out of Mentoring
Sam Klemet – Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
Jayden Holsclaw – Mentee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
Bethany Shaw - Faith Based Mentoring Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette
Air Date: January 18, 2015
TOPIC: Leigh Anne Tuohy
Leigh Anne Tuohy
Air Date: January 11, 2015


TOPIC: College Success Mentoring
Tim Clark, ISCM Outreach Manager, Indiana Youth Institute
David Jones Jr., Student/Mentee, Ball State University
Courtney Crawley, Achievers Director/College Readiness Specialist/Mentor, Avondale Meadows YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Association
Michael “Brody” Broshears, Director, University Division, University of Southern Indiana
Air Date: January 4, 2015
TOPIC: Indiana General Assembly
Senator Dennis Kruse
Senator Jean Breaux
Air Date: December 28, 2014
Paul Perkins – Chair, State Workforce Innovation Council
Vince Bertram – Project Lead the Way
David Sousa – Corporate Citizenship, Dow Agro Sciences
Air Date: December 21, 2014
TOPIC: History Comes Alive for Kids
Brad Meltzer – Author, Show Host “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History”
Air Date: December 14, 2014
TOPIC: Postsecondary Success for All
Joe Donnelly, Indiana Senator, U.S. Senate
Susan Brooks, Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives 
Air Date: December 7,  2014

TOPIC: I’ve Been There & Now I Mentor
Brahmin Jackson, Case Manager & Mentor, Jewish Family Services of Delaware
Scott Michels, Director of Youth Development, Jewish Family Services of Delaware
Air Date: November 30, 2014

TOPIC: Better Babysitters
Ann Gregson, Regional Communications, Red Cross Indianapolis Region
Bree Robinson, Health & Safety Instructor, Red Cross
Air Date:  November 23, 2014

TOPIC: Responsible Social Media Use
Dr. Ann Lagges, Child Psychologist and Co-Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Mood Disorders Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Dr. Megan Moreno, Adolescent Medicine, Seattle’s Children’s Hospital
Air Date: November 16, 2014

TOPIC: College Recovery Programs
Frank Greenagel, Managing Partner, Recovery, Inc.
Air Date: November 9, 2014

TOPIC: Agri-Business
Josh Bledsoe, Chief Operation Officer, Future Farmers of America
Bruce Kettler, Director of Public Relations, Beck's Hybrids
Air Date: November 2, 2014

TOPIC: Apprenticeships
Julia Saltsgaver, Executive Director, Central Indiana Union Electrical Contractors
Chris Madden, Recent Grad/Electrician Apprentice, Electric Plus
Karen Kouwe, Education Specialist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Jim Patterson, Training Director, Indianapolis Electrical Training Institute
Air Date: October 26, 2014

TOPIC: Lead Poisoning Prevention
Dr. Joan Duwve, Chief Medical Consultant, Indiana State Dept. of Health
Dr. Indra Frank, Physician & Teacher, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
Air Date: October 19, 2014

TOPIC: Becoming the Perfect Parent
Roma Khetarpal, Author, The Perfect Parent
Catherine Schwartzbaum, Parent, Used The Perfect Parent
Air Date: October 12, 2014

TOPIC: Making a Difference
Rob Staley, CEO, The Crossing
Amos Howard, Student, The Crossing
Air Date: October 5, 2014

TOPIC: Poor Language Skills Linked to Behavior Problems
Isaac Petersen, Researcher, Clinical Science Program at IU Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Dr. Jill Fodstad, Child Psychologist, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Air Date: September 28, 2104

TOPIC: Be Employed When You Graduate
Jonathan Huer, Director of Emerging Technologies, Ball State University
Jacob Van Brunt, Mobile Application Developer, Developertown
Air Date: September 21, 2014

TOPIC: Career Innovation
Jackie Dowd, Special Assistant to the Gov. for Career Innovation, Center for Education & Career Development
Marie Macintosh, Director of Indiana Works Councils, Center for Education & Career Innovation
Air Date: September 14, 2014

TOPIC: Teens Driving Later
Brandon Schoettle, Project Manager, University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute
Sherry Deane, Public Affairs Specialist, AAA
Bob Hendrickson, Approved Driving School Network, AAA
Michael Thompson, Owner, Mr. T’s Driving School
Air Date: 9/7/2014
TOPIC: Youth Development Through Soccer
Dave Guthrie, Executive Director, Indiana Soccer
Guy-Jo Gordon, Community Relations Director, Indy Eleven
Air Date: August 24, 2014
TOPIC: Creating a College Going Culture Early
Jodi Golden, Executive Director, Indiana Education Saving Authority
Jason Bearce, Associate Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Tafrica Harewood, Community & School Engagement Manager, Indiana Commission for Higher Ed
Air Date: August 31, 2104
TOPIC: Diabetes Care
Dr. Samar Rahhal, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital
Jolene Bracale, Program Coordinator for Student Health Services, Indiana Department of Education
Air Date: August 17, 2014
TOPIC: Special Education Services
Rylin Rodgers, Family Leadership Coordinator, Riley Child Development Center
Lesa Paddack, Parent Liaison, IN*SOURCE
Air Date: August 10, 2014
TOPIC: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Dr. Joan Duwve, Chief Medical Consultant, Indiana State Department of Health
Dr. Deborah McMahan, Health Officer, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health Jim Ryser, Program Manager for Pain Services, IU Health Methodist Hospital
Air Date: August 3, 2014
TOPIC: Parents Distracted By Devices
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, Psychologist/Author, The Big Disconnect:  Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Dr. Jenny Radesky, Pediatrician, Boston Medical Center
Air Date: July 27, 2014
TOPIC: Teens & Social Media Use
Dr. Danah Boyd, Author, It’s Complicated:  The Social Lives of Networked Teens
Air Date: July 20, 2014
TOPIC: Youth Team Sports Participation
Dr. Michael Bergeron, Executive Director, National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute
Dr. Bill Dexter, President, American College of Sports Medicine
Air Date: July 13, 2014 
TOPIC: Mentoring is a Must
Eddie Melton, Manager of Corporate Citizenship & Employee Involvement, NIPSCO
Richard Leverett, Chief of Staff, City of Gary
Harold “Huck” Lewis, Mayor, City of Lebanon
Air Date: July 6, 2014
TOPIC: Summer Hunger
Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry
Marcia Yurczyk, School & Summer Monitoring Coordinator, Indiana Department of Education
Air Date: June 29, 2014
TOPIC: Creating Summer Jobs for Teens
Linda Woloshansky, President & CEO, The Center for Workforce Innovations (Valparaiso)
Lester Young, General Manager, Bar Louie (Merrillville)
Air Date: June 22, 2014
TOPIC: Involved Dads
Eric Snow, Executive Director, Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)
Allan Tilford, Volunteer & Dad, Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)
Joseph Fowler, Dad, Indiana Dad Featured in Dads Behaving Dadly 
Air Date: June 15, 2014
TOPIC: High School Internships
Jeff Bryant, Principal, Noblesville High School
Susie Wiersema, Internship Coordinator, Noblesville High School
Rebecca Voegele, Student Intern, Riverview Hospital
Chuck Goodrich, Executive Vice President, Gaylor Electric
Air Date: June 8, 2014
TOPIC: Ivy Tech Community College’s ASAP Program
From Ivy Tech Community College:
Sean McCan, Regional Director Associates Accelerated Program
Jeffery Jourdan, Director ASAP Central Indiana
Brandon Fulk, ASAP Smith Scholar Student
Olivia Malone, ASAP Student
Air Date: June 1, 2014

TOPIC: Male Body Image
Leigh Cohn, Publisher, Gurze Books - specializing in eating disorder education
George Bryant, Former Marine & Current Food Blogger, Civilized
Brian Cuban, Author, Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Air Date: May 18, 2014

TOPIC: Habits of Happy Mothers
Dr. Meg Meeker, Author and Pediatrician, The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers & Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
Air Date: May 11, 2014

TOPIC: Youth Summer Employment
Dr. Andrew Melin, Superintendent, Greater Clark County Schools
Bill Rieber, Professor of Economics/Director of Graduate Studies in Business Administration, Butler University
Air Date: May 4, 2014

TOPIC: New Concussion Research
Dr. Nicholas Port, Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Optometry
Dr. Thomas McAllister, Chair, Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Air Date: April 27, 2014

TOPIC:  Summer Learning
Sarah Pitcock, CEO, National Summer Learning Association
Earl Phalen, CEO and Founder, Summer Advantage USA
Mike Lanza, Author, Playborhood:  Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play
Air Date: April 20, 2014

TOPIC: Youth & Mental Health
Tommy John, Baseball Legend
Bob Coles, VP of Clinical Services, Meridian Health Services in Muncie
Air Date: April 13, 2014
TOPIC: Preventing Obesity in Schools
Dr. Mindy Hightower King, Evaluation Manager, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) at Indiana University
Lori Hermann, Principal, Luce Elementary School
Air Date: April 5, 2014
TOPIC: Sports & Education
Garrett Martz, VP of Sales, Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Cal Burleson, VP & General Manger, Indianapolis Indians
Air Date: March 30, 2014
TOPIC: Equality of Opportunity
Sarah Abraham, Senior Researcher, Equality of Opportunity Project
Air Date:  March 23, 2014
TOPIC: Little Heroes
Brad Meltzer, Author
Air Date:  March 16, 2014
TOPIC: Why Working Class Men Are Falling Behind
Michael Jindra, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
Deb Coble, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries in South Bend
Air Date:  March 9, 2014
TOPIC: STDs & Teens
Dr. Joan Duwve, Chief Medical Officer, Indiana State Department of Health
Dr. Janet Arno, Director, Bell Flower Clinic in Indianapolis
Air Date: March 2, 2014
TOPIC: Financing a Higher Education
Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Air Date: February 23, 2014
TOPIC: Indiana College Cost Estimator
Dave Murray, President, National Center for College Costs Julie Bayley, School Counselor, Pendleton Heights High School Air Date: February 16, 2014
TOPIC: Myths of Paying for College
Kurt Supe, CPA, Indy College Funding Deloris Rochester, Consultant, CND College Prep Consultants Air Date: February 9, 2014
TOPIC: Figuring out College Financial Aid
Bill Wozniak, Director of Marketing, ISM College Planning Mary Jane Michalak, Associate Commissioner, Division of Student Financial Aid, Indiana Commission for Higher Ed Air Date: February 2, 2014
TOPIC: Business Mentoring
Bob Taylor, President & CEO, Do It Best Corporation
Kim Nymeyer, Manager of Operations, Elkhart General Hospital
Air Date: January 26, 2014
TOPIC: Indiana College Success Mentoring Program
Tim Clark, Indiana Mentoring Partnership Outreach Manager, Indiana Youth Institute
Tammy Pearson, Mentor/Director, Project Leadership
Sedrique Wikerson, Mentee/Student 12th Grade, Marion High School
Air Date: January 19, 2014
TOPIC: Hoosier Drivers Help Mentoring Programs
Karen Branch, Executive Director, Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau
Anna Hargis, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley
Air Date: January 12, 2014
TOPIC: Mentoring Generations
Jacob Bryan, Mentee
Steven Wornhoff, Mentor
Josh Wilson, Mentee and now mentor
Air Date: January 5, 2014
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