More than 1,000 kids are in need of mentors as Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks new volunteers
July 01, 2022
1400 kids. That’s the number of “Little Brothers and Sisters” who are waiting for “BIGS,” as they call them, in Marion, Hamilton and Johnson counties—the biggest number, ever. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast, Levi and James, with “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indiana” tell me about their 7-year friendship and how James truly changed Levi’s life. What does the commitment entail? How can YOU become a BIG? We break it all down.
The family tradition of Grandstand Flags
June 24, 2022
Since the late 1960s, flags have flown at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when cars are on track to signify racing season, but how did it come about? And how did the Pool family get invited from St. Louis to raise the flags each year?
On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, our own George Mallet sits down with IMS President Doug Boles to tell us more about his latest episode of “Behind the Bricks.”
A safe space—for young people in the LGBTQ+ community
June 17, 2022
A safe space—for young people in the LGBTQ+ community-- to allow them to feel protected, loved and cared for. That’s the mission of the Indiana Youth Group and their counseling programs. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast Episode, Zoe O’Haillin-Berne, Director of Engagement with the group, shares the facts, the importance of groups like this one and how they can literally save a life.
How a business, once helping a community, is now turning to a community for help
June 10, 2022
A life taken too soon—all in the midst of tragedy. As Sandra Day, Founder of Purple Ribbon Office Solutions, continues her journey to support new local businesses in Indy, she’s also dealing with grief. Sandra, along with Reneka Day, just recently lost their beloved family member, Andre A. Smith. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, we learn how a business, once helping a community, is now turning to a community for help—help for funeral and burial costs, and help for Andre’s young daughter, left behind.
Could a psychic medium help you connect with YOUR lost loved one? Vincent Genna gives Life. Style. Live’s Amber Hankins a reading she won’t soon forget.
May 27, 2022
Many describe him as a truly authentic and gifted psychic medium. Vincent Genna is the Author of “The Secret That’s Holding You Back,” and on this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, he’s doing more than just motivating. He’s connecting with lost loved ones, including my own grandma, who passed away years ago. Find out what led me to tears and what Vincent says is in store for my future. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.
Back to Traditions. Racing Forward.
May 20, 2022
“Back to Traditions. Racing Forward.” That’s the theme for the biggest parade in the month of May, which is happening next weekend. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Lindsay Labas, 500 Festival VP of marketing & communications, shares what you can expect during the festivities.
The laundry. Dishes. Groceries. And figuring out what’s for dinner tonight.
May 06, 2022
When it comes to being a mom, sometimes it can feel like our jobs are never done. So on this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, all of us here at WISH-TV are paying a special tribute to Mother’s Day—and the beautiful mothers in our lives.
Surprise Powerz Dolls – Breaking barriers, solving problems and serving as a positive role model for preschoolers
April 29, 2022Breaking barriers, solving problems and serving as a positive role model for preschoolers. That was the mission behind Kristel Bell’s idea to allow kids to flourish in all things STEM and develop a mindset that they are GOOD ENOUGH, before it’s too late. In this Life Style Live Podcast Episode, Kristel introduces us to the small dolls that are making a BIG difference.
Refresh your relationships. Unplug. And focus on YOU.
April 22, 2022
In this week’s Life. Style. LIVE! Podcast Episode, International Speaker and Spiritual Thought Leader Monica Berg is on a mission to make sure we’re okay. Our assignment? To check in with ourselves every day. Monica says it’s up to us to live a life as the most fulfilled person we’ve always wanted to be. So how do we do that? Let’s find out.
Early school start times. Academic overload. And added screen time.
April 15, 2022
When it comes to sleep, studies show teenagers are the most sleep-deprived population in human history—all at a critical phase in their development. In this Life. Style. LIVE! Podcast episode, Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright – authors of “The Happy Sleeper”- share the dangerous effects lack of sleep can have on teens and what we, as parents, can do about it.
Tap. Breathe. Process your emotions and LOVE yourself!
April 08, 2022
On this week’s Life. Style. LIVE! Podcast Episode, she’s a Life & Spiritual Coach and Meditation teacher with 16 years of experience working with clients around the world. Kourtney Kardashian, anyone?! I chat with Ryan Haddon about creating a positive mindset, staying present AND how a simple tapping exercise could make all the difference.
Your purpose in life. What is it? How do you find it?
April 01, 2022
Your purpose in life. What is it? How do you find it?
In this episode of Life. Style. LIVE! Podcast, Spirit Daughter’s Jill Wintersteen teaches us how to let the universe work for our lives, allowing us to experience soul healing and become our most empowered selves.
How can it work for you? Let’s find out!
This is the Life. Style. LIVE! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.
Jai Dev Singh: Strategies for relaxing our bodies and our minds
March 18, 2022In today’s post-pandemic world, so many of us are trying to find new ways to experience a deeper happiness and find our joy! On this episode of the Life. Style. LIVE! Podcast, Meditation Yoga Teacher Jai Dev Singh shares strategies for relaxing our bodies and our minds-- and working through difficult emotions in a healthy way.
Shannan Monson: Get paid what you’re worth!
March 04, 2022Do you feel underpaid? Overworked? Want your voice to be heard? We're having one of the most important conversations you’ll have: to learn HOW to ask to be paid what you’re worth. Shannan Monson-- a go-to expert and seven-figure founder-- shares FIVE steal-worthy ideas to ask for what you want at work—and beyond!
Mr. Peace and bullying prevention
February 11, 2022On this Life.Style.Live! Podcast episode, Kevin Szawala, a youth speaker from Metro Detroit specializes in bullying prevention, diversity, student mental health and suicide. He’s also spoken at several Indianapolis-area private schools. Today, he speaks to me, about the depth of his words, their meaning-- and how one student told him, “If you weren’t here today, I wouldn’t be here, tomorrow.”
Film critic Leonard Maltin is ‘Starstruck’
January 30, 2022He’s one of the world’s most recognized and respected film critics and historian, with a 30-year run on "Entertainment Tonight." Now, Leonard Maltin is releasing something completely different, and we’re getting a first look! On this episode of the "Life. Style. Live!" Podcast, Amber Hankins chats with Leonard about his new book “Starstruck,” his boyhood dream come true (interviewing Hollywood legends) and the one person he still hopes to have the chance to interview, not to mention, his heartwarming reaction to his newest role: GRANDPA!
Hypnotist and Success Coach Tim Shurr
December 10, 2021
Author, Hypnotist and Success Coach Tim Shurr talks about the rise in stress, anxiety and emotional burnout in so many of us these days. Our conversation turns deep, as we talk about our own personal journeys, effective ways to build confidence and inner security.
Toula Oberlies: 30 years of devotion to young people
December 03, 2021
She’s devoted nearly 30 years of service to the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and now, a fund has been created in her honor.
Laura Alvarado, Executive Director for The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, introduces us to Toula Oberlies – as she shares her passion for helping give children with visual impairments unique and creative experiences.
George Mallet joins Amber & Randy!
November 26, 2021
We welcome Indy Style co-host George Mallet! George’s background includes stops in NYC, Philly, Raleigh-Durham, Milwaukee, and Guam. Amber Hankins learns more about George's life and family - including his interest in horses!
Deck the Hallmark!
November 19, 2021
Three dads - who also happen to be best friends - host a podcast called, “Deck the Hallmark.” What is it? Well, they review Hallmark Christmas Movies and make fans feel like they’re watching these holiday favorites with their own best buds.
Things every puppy needs to learn
November 12, 2021
Having a new puppy can be a joy, but when it comes to teaching them good behavior, there are three TOP lessons they need to learn. Here’s Nathan Lowe, the Indy Dog Whisperer, as he introduces us to French Bulldog Miss Sunday Rose.
Rasheeda’s Freedom Day
November 04, 2021
It was 1962. JoAnna LeNoir was 15.
Somehow, she found the courage to take herself, her mother Rasheeda and her siblings out of an abusive family situation and find freedom.
Now, her story is a new short film, called “Rasheeda’s Freedom Day,” which premieres later this month.
Here’s Miss Joanna, alongside the film’s Creative Engagement Administrator and Producer, Moriah Miller.
The Oak Ridge Boys – Randy chats with Richard Sterban
October 22, 2021
The Oak Ridge Boys are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their mega-hit “Elvira,” and they’re releasing a new album!
Enjoy Randy’s full conversation with bass singer Richard Sterban
“Tied Up In Knotts”
October 13, 2021
She’s the daughter of legendary Comedian Don Knotts—and she’s paying tribute to her father in her recently released memoir, “Tied Up in Knotts.”
I chat with Karen about her show business journey, her “childhood audition” in front of her dad and what he ultimately thought about her pursuing her entertainment dream.
September 24, 2021
He lost a brother in the War in Afghanistan. Scott Deluzio, Army Veteran and Author of the new book, “Surviving Son,” shares his story and message of hope. His book is a courageous tale of loss, recovery and the struggle to return to civilian life. In this podcast, Scott tells Indy Style’s Amber Hankins about how U.S. Troops deal with PTSD after serving and how important it is to open up.
Founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes shares personal story
September 03, 2021
Her story is unforgettable. Her life, while painful, gave her a greater purpose. Monica Kelsey, author of “Blessed to Have Been Abandoned: The Story of The Baby Box Lady,” joined us to tell us about her new book and share her story.
Her daughter’s journey
August 13, 2021
Remember when you were a kid, and you longed to be like someone else. Often children don't see the value of being different or unique.
Amber Hankins, co-host of WISH TV's IndyStyle wrote a book featuring her adorable young daughter who longed for straight hair, not the curly hair ( like a poodle!) she was blessed with.
We'll check out the book and hear from Mommy Amber about her daughter's journey with accepting curly locks.
Parenting coach breaks down teenage behavior
August 02, 2021Michelle Gambs, parenting coach, author and psychotherapist, has what you need to know about normal team behavior that may not feel normal to you,
Patty Spitler: a life lived, a life saved
July 26, 2021She had a marriage that didn’t work. Hearing that was failing. And dealt with hurtful comments about her weight. Pet Pals TV’s Patty Spitler shares how honesty and humor got her through a difficult season of life. That, and a dog named Louie. You know her as the dog-loving Patty Spitler on WISH TV. What you may not know is the story of the woman behind the TV screen. The depression. The pills. The alcohol. In this candid podcast, Indy Style’s Amber Hankins has a raw, real conversation with Patty about how years ago, she cut herself off from the world, and how a furry friend brought her back to life.
Therapy in a glass
July 12, 2021Call him “Old Fashioned,” but Mixologist Brett Butler is a fan of all things FARM, FRESH and COMMUNITY. Brett joins Amber LIVE on the Indy Style Podcast to share more about his journey to self discovery, his love for small business owners and his advice to young aspiring entrepreneurs. Listen, as “industry chat” turns into something much deeper for both Brett and Amber, and they navigate their own paths to happiness and success.
Saxophonist Jared Thompson touches our hearts
June 28, 2021Defining one’s self didn’t come easy for Indy Style fill-in co-host Jared Thompson. Jared joins Amber LIVE on the Indy Style Podcast to chat about his time on the show, his love for the saxophone and his journey with his sexuality. For Jared, giving himself permission to be true to his heart, unapologetically, is what ultimately set him free.
Firefighter Tim wears multiple hats!
June 05, 2021He wears MULTIPLE hats and being a firefighter is just ONE of them! You may see him on Indy Style cooking, co-hosting or even showing you a new workout, but today, he’s joining Amber in the podcast room! Tim chats about being a dad to FIVE girls, the close relationship he has with his family and what he wishes he DIDN’T remember during a colonoscopy!
Inner body cameras help athletes boost their game
May 28, 2021Meet a Hoosier native who's groundbreaking technology is used by race teams at the Indy 500. Learn how bio-telemetry technology is used to increase performance.
The Seeds of Life: Master Gardener Carrie Petty
May 22, 2021Her genuine heart runs just as deep as the soil she plants! Indy Style Contributor Carrie Petty joins Amber on the Indy Style Podcast to chat about gardening during the pandemic, what gardeners should be doing RIGHT NOW and how gardening, for many, has gone from a hobby… to a passion!
Best-selling author John Grisham talks about his new novel
May 15, 2021Author John Grisham gets Producer Peggy’s interview pick this week with his new book, “Sooley” his fourth in a series of sports related novels. Did you know he also writes children’s books? Indy Style host, Amber Hankins finds out more about the many talents and interests of the New York Times best-selling author.
More than just magic: Indy’s Taylor Martin
May 07, 2021How did he do that? That’s a question we often ask of Magician Taylor Martin after his appearances on Indy Style. He’s certainly a man of tricks, but what is the BEST magic trick Taylor has ever seen and was he ever STUMPED? Indy Style’s Amber Hankins goes down this “rabbit hole” to find out!
More than just laughter with Comedian Scott Long
April 30, 2021Indy Style’s Amber Hankins brings out the softer side with “comedian turned Indy Style Guest Co-Host,” Scott Long. Of course, Scott talks comedy favorites, but your heart will burst when hearing him talk about his teenage daughter, who is on the Autism spectrum. Get ready to laugh, smile and go down memory lane with one of Indy’s favorite funnymen.
A Humble Heart: Local artist spreads positive messages through his music
April 16, 2021Singer and Acoustic Guitarist Damon Karl joins Amber, alongside Veteran Grammy-Winning Manager Sid “Uncle Jamz” Johnson, to talk about their connection to Indy’s own legendary Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Learn more about Damon’s beginnings, hear his beautiful sound and perspective on life, and learn the #1 advice Manager Sid gives to aspiring musicians.
From the orphanage to the boardroom
April 16, 2021
Producer Peggy picks one of her favorite interviews of the week. Randy Ollis sits down with the author of "On The Road Less Traveled, An Unlikely Journey From the Orphanage to the Boardroom". Author Ed Hajim offers practical, timeless life lessons for the young or old.