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Noticing the signs of grief in children with Ezra Speaking and Gail McGinty

May 26, 2023

No one can prepare you for losing a child. A cousin. A friend. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Ezra Speaking shares the story of Tucker Swain, a 9-year-old who recently passed away due to a tragic accident. Together, Ezra and GriefShare Co-Facilitator Gail McGinty share ways parents can help a grieving child. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

I Can’t Wait To Be Patient

May 19, 2023

He’s an executive coach for athletes, but he’s written a book for us all. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Dr. Rob Bell says TIME is our most important resource, but it’s what we use the worst. So why is PATIENCE the path to mental health? And why is rhythm more important than speed? Dr. Bell explains in his new book, “I CAN’T WAIT TO BE PATIENT,” as we learn why he says EVERYONE is an athlete. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

‘Commit to One’ and prevent breast cancer

May 12, 2023

Breast cancer has no age limit. That's the message two young mothers are sharing after being diagnosed with Stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in their early 30's. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Lauren Dages and Markeeta Morrow explain how they’re on a mission to save others by sharing the importance of monthly breast self-exams for women under 40. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Teenager uses epilepsy diagnosis to help others battling the condition

May 05, 2023

She’s a teen on a mission—a mission to empower other children and teens who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, we meet Bella Bauer, who was diagnosed with the condition in fifth grade. Ever since, she has been pushing limits and advocating for greater awareness and education about epilepsy—all in hopes of highlighting epilepsy warriors. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Puppies recovering from Parvo Virus

April 28, 2023

Parvo. It’s a contagious virus that mainly affects dogs. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Pamela Terhune from Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary shares how Parvo recently took the lives of some puppies she rescued. Now, she’s raising money to help cover the medical bills, which have already exceeded $10,000. We learn about the organization’s mission and how we, the community, can help ensure dogs in need get the care and attention they deserve. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Teen philanthropist leads fight against homelessness

April 21, 2023

He was just 8-years-old when he decided to raise awareness about homelessness. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, we hear from Jahkil Jackson, a teenage philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and two-time best-selling author, who is celebrating the 7th anniversary of his non-profit organization, Project I Am. Learn how he’s distributed “blessing bags” to more than 100,000 unhoused individuals and inspires others to help find solutions to homelessness. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

KFC Foundation offers employees 100% paid tuition through WGU partnership

April 14, 2023

College students, listen up! If you need extra money and a degree, KFC may be the workplace for you. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, the KFC Foundation, in partnership with Western Governors University, announced that KFC restaurant employees could receive 100 percent paid tuition when attending WGU to earn their degree. WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Bell explains. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

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April 07, 2023

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SUDDENLY Single Widows Edition: Navigating Grief While Colliding with Purpose

March 31, 2023

Jan Mitchell is using her experience of becoming a widow to help people deal with the loss of a spouse. Her book, SUDDENLY Single Widows Edition: Navigating Grief While Colliding with Purpose, shares more about how she coped with this change in her life. She’s also the founder of the non-profit organization, She Moves Forward, Inc. which helps other widows and widowers in finding their new path and purpose after the death of their spouse.

Change your brain everyday with Dr. Daniel Amen

March 24, 2023
A new book from a top doctor provides practical daily advice on how to have a better brain and a better life. Dr. Daniel Amen joins us, author of “Change your Brain Every Day: Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships.” Dr. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics, has the world’s largest database of brain scans related to behavior, and has written and produced 17 national public television shows about the brain that have aired more than 150,000 times across North America.

Indiana Learns aims to help young Hoosiers with math and reading

March 17, 2023

Hoosier parents can sign their children up for a program that helps children learn so they can become successful in the classroom. Indiana Learns was enacted in January 2022. It officially launched in October of 2022.  Senior Director at Indiana Learns, Seana Murphy, joins us with more information on getting your child enrolled.

To find out how to qualify and how you can help encourage someone you know to enroll, visit

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum to open new exhibit

March 10, 2023

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is launching a brand new exhibit for fans to enjoy! Jason Vansickle, Vice President of Curation and Education at the museum, joined us today to share more about what makes this exhibit so important.

Click here to find out more information about the history of the Motor Speedway.

Teachers Treasures Volunteer Wins Do More Award

March 03, 2023

The Jiffy Lube of Indiana "Do More" volunteer of the month is Indianapolis native David Barrabee.

David is a logistics volunteer for Teacher's Treasures. He uses his car to deliver needed school supplies to students and teachers who need a little extra help. In 2022, David and his team delivered over 10 million goods and services to area teachers.

The "Do More" initiative honors individuals who use their vehicles to make a difference in their community. The winning volunteers are awarded a year's worth of complimentary vehicle maintenance services from Jiffy Lube Indiana.

Congratulations David for all the help you and Teacher's Treasures provides to our community.

LIV Golf Gets Loud

February 24, 2023
LIV Golf is a whole new way to experience the sport of golf! We spoke with David Feherty, on-air commentator and co-executive producer of LIV Golf, about the upcoming season.

Author Bethany Lynn Cassity talks motherhood and autism

February 17, 2023

Author, Bethany Lynn Cassity, joines Life.Style.Live! to share her experience with motherhood and autism. Cassity has two children. An 11-year-old son with non-verbal autism and a 6-year-old daughter. Her book, “My Brother is AU-Mazing!” is inspired by her children. Cassity talked about what inspired her to write the book, as well as how her family navigates through life while dealing with autism.

Click here to find out more information.

Congratulations to two McDonald’s Black History Makers of Today award winners

February 10, 2023

McDonald’s Black History Makers of Today award winners are recognized for their leadership and the ability to uplift their peers and community. They are dedicated to strengthening and sharing their culture through positive behavior and making change. We welcome two of them to “Life.Style.Live!”

Make a difference in your community with Trusted Mentor

February 03, 2023

January is National Mentoring Month, and the perfect opportunity to make a difference in your community. Jeri Warner, Executive Director of Trusted Mentors, and mentor Drew Watson join us to share the benefits of mentoring.

Trusted Mentors connects trained volunteer mentors with adults to help more people succeed at staying housed and out of prison. Everyone the organization mentors is over 18 and includes young adults aging out of foster care, adults leaving homelessness or prison.

To become a mentor, you must be 25 or over and able to make the commitment to being consistent and dependable. Whether you are a business professional or formerly homeless, your knowledge and life experiences can help one of our mentees make the positive changes they desire for a more successful future.

For more information on Trusted Mentors, visit their website.

Grit and Grace Nation Leads Young Ladies to Excellence

January 27, 2023

Emmy award winning television anchor Fanchon Stinger will host an inaugural gala Friday, January 27 at the Lucas Oil Estate in Indianapolis for her non-profit Grit and Grace. WISH-TV special content creator Kayla Sullivan interviewed Stinger about the program and its upcoming fundraiser.

Girls Positivity Club celebrates ‘National Hobby Month’

January 20, 2023

January is National Hobby month, a great time (especially in the new year) for the whole family to try something new, do something you love, or return to an old hobby you miss or haven’t thought of in a while.  Melissa Jones, founder of Girls Positivity Club shares great ideas to help you get the most out of your hobby.

Tips for winter weather wellness

January 13, 2023

After a challenging year, staying healthy is more important than ever. That’s why winter wellness is all about taking proactive steps. We spoke with Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Physician and Reality Television star, about how to stay healthy during winter months.

Calling on a Care Farm

January 06, 2023

It’s a peaceful, green oasis in Mooresville, inhabited by loving animals. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast Episode, our own George Mallet pays a visit to Amitola Care Farm, a safe place for women and youth who’ve experienced trauma, primarily abuse, to come and spend time with animals. Call it a safe place, if you will, as we learn just how powerful animals can be. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Jeff Smulyan talks about his new memoir “Never Ride a Rollercoaster Upside Down: The Ups, Downs, and Reinvention of an Entrepreneur”

December 16, 2022
His success? Enormous. His career? Fascinating. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast Episode, we meet Jeff Smulyan—a man who once owned the Seattle Mariners and built Emmis Communications from the ground up. In his new memoir, “Never Ride a Rollercoaster Upside Down: The Ups, Downs, and Reinvention of an Entrepreneur,” Jeff chronicles his successes, as well as the failures and provides a roadmap to becoming a successful business leader. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Author Sandi Ballard talks fourth book ‘Leverage,’ helping others realize their potential

December 09, 2022

She’s a certified business coach, and she’s helping others reach and realize their full potential.

On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Sandi Ballard chats with our own George Mallet about how it’s NEVER too late to achieve your goals. Her advice? Take ACTION on what you’ve learned and apply it! Afterall, the tagline to her first business was, “We Make YOU Look Good!”

This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

What you need to know about applying to Ivy Tech for spring 2023 semester

December 02, 2022

You can get started in a career quickly with skills from Ivy Tech!

On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Juan Buitron, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Ivy Tech, shares why you should register for the spring 2023 semester and just how easy it is. 

He discusses the admissions process, scholarships, programs, financial aid and more.

This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Akilah Darden writes new book ‘My Mom is a Construction Manager’

November 25, 2022

Her book is called “My Mom is a Construction Manager,” and it’s inspired by her four kids. The goal? To expose children to STEM fields, all while telling her life story. On this Life. Style. Live! podcast episode, Akilah Darden, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Indiana University Health Design & Construction and Founder of The Darden Group, LLC, shares more about her book and how it encourages young adults to believe that dreamers do become achievers. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network!

How to tell if it’s time for senior family member to not live alone

November 18, 2022

As people gather with loved ones for the holidays, what should they be noticing about their senior family members? On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Laura Roman, Director of Marketing for Westminster Village, answers this very question, sharing what you can do if your loved one may no longer be able to care for themselves and how you can tell if it’s time to step in. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network. 

Whalen’s Heroes helps fund service dogs for veterans

November 11, 2022

Unhealed trauma. Mental Health. And Healing. For many veterans who served in the U.S. Military, figuring out ways to help their mental health can be a struggle. For many, service dogs serve as a rescue of sorts, but not everyone can afford one. That’s where Whalens’ Heroes comes in. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Dawn Whalen, Whalens’ Heroes Founder and President, joins Greg Stevens, retired IMPD officer and Marine Corps Veteran, to share more about the organization’s purpose and how you can offer support. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Author of ‘The Potentialist’ on taking action to prepare for what’s next

November 04, 2022

He’s a self-made serial entrepreneur and CEO is known for creating something out of nothing and being a thought leader of the future. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Ben Lytle, author of the new book “The Potentialist: Your Life in the New Reality of the Next Thirty Years,” discusses the most drastic change or changes he sees happening compared to how we’re living today, along with the top actions students, parents and their grandparents can take to prepare for the decades ahead. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Indiana professor’s new book ‘Niki’s Honor’ gives emotional, telling account of violence against women

October 28, 2022

It’s an emotional and telling account about violence against women. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast, Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi, author, former diplomat, associate professor, linguist and Afghanistan native, has penned her new book “Niki’s Honor”: a potent story about the brutal acts committed against women. This book is based on true stories, and its message is the need for all people to be kind to their daughters, wives, sisters and to all other girls and women.

The Warning Signs of Depression

October 21, 2022

The stigma. The warning signs. And everything in between. I’m Amber Hankins, and on this Life. Style. Live! Podcast, our focus is on Depression and Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. Heather Fretwell, Chief Medical Officer of Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, sits down with Randy Ollis and me to discuss the importance of addressing mental health and just how powerful it can be to seek help. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Labor and Delivery

October 14, 2022

Labor and Delivery. It’s a process that happens every day for women all over the world, but navigating the process isn’t always easy—and the lack of resources available can make many expecting mothers feel unsupported and alone. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Lauren Crum, Owner of Guided Connections, shares her experience as a Doula and how her work impacts many women in the Indianapolis community. It’s a service that she says can move many women out of fear and into faith. This the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Teaching kids how money works

October 07, 2022

Many parents want their kids to take on more responsibility around the house. The question many parents are asking is: should I tie an allowance to chores? On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Steve Siebold, Certified Financial Expert and author of the book ‘How Money Works,’ says YES, they definitely should! Steve says it’s one of the greatest lessons you can teach your kids when it comes to money. What else does he say? Let’s find out. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Grateful Rescue & Sanctuary rescues dogs from puppy mill, two available for adoption

September 30, 2022

Their names? Diamond and Lilly. They’re two of seven Aussie Doodle Puppies that were recently rescued from a puppy mill by Grateful Rescue and Sanctuary. Even more? Diamond and Lilly are blind and mostly deaf. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast Episode, Pamela Terhune, President and Founder of Grateful Rescue tells us about these puppies, how they got adopted by a young girl who felt they belonged in her home, and what other puppies are up for adoption. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Local Education Expert Offers Tips to Prepare Kids now Back in School

September 23, 2022

Summer break is typically a time for kids to kick back, indulge in a little extra screen time, play outside, and embrace the kind of freedom that only comes with being young and having zero responsibilities. But how does that affect kids now that they’re back in school?  On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast Episode, Sylvan Learning Center Director Hannah Wampler chats about a “summer slide” that could have occurred over the last few months and offers some tips for kids now back in school.  This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Indiana 8 -year-old runs business reminding people, ‘You’re Cool’

September 16, 2022

8-year-old Lincoln Klepper of Brownsburg is a very cool kid, and he thinks you’re cool too! Lincoln started his “You’re Cool” business last year, and since then, he’s learned all about community and giving back. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Lincoln, along with his mother, Nikki, tells us about the first “You’re Cool” design and how it finally ended up on a t-shirt—not to mention, what it’s taught him about kindness, life and serving others. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Maddie Smiles to collect toys this week in honor of late Indiana teen

September 09, 2022

8 years ago, an Indianapolis woman named Maddie Ross passed away unexpectedly, but now, her legacy lives on with the Maddie Smiles Toy Drive. Maddie was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus but defied the odds and lived for nearly 20 years until passing away. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Paula Strauss and Lacy Ross, of Maddie Smiles, share more about the toy drive happening in her honor—one they know she would be proud of. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Swing ‘Fore’ Hope golf scramble event to benefit Neurohope

September 02, 2022

In 2010, a spinal cord injury in a swimming accident left Indy native Chris Leeuw paralyzed from the neck down. He had to travel across the country to receive long-term therapy. After two years, he relearned to walk, move his arms, became independent and moved back to Indy determined to open a center for people recovering from paralysis. That’s how Neurohope was born. With the support of Hensley Legal Group since 2016, Neurohope continues to grow. The hope now? To raise $60,000 to renovate its gym, with the “Swing Fore Hope” Golf Scramble. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast Episode, we chat with Chris, along with Ryan Kreicker of Hensley Legal Group, to share how Neurohope helps patients like Chris and how the community can support the mission. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Kammy’s Kause event fundraises for 4P-Support Group with live music from Indiana’s best bands

August 26, 2022

There is something unexplainable that happens within us when we reach out and help someone whose needs are greater than our own.” Those words, said by Jared Hiner, the founder of “Kammy’s Kause.” On this week’s Life. Style. Live! Podcast, it’s Jared’s 20-year-old daughter, Kammy, taking center stage. At just a couple months old, Kammy was diagnosed with an extremely rare disorder called 4-P Minus—which means having a fourth chromosome. Now, there’s an upcoming fundraiser called “Kammy’s Kause” that’s said to be the heartbeat of support, progress and love. And today, we’re sharing all you need to know to join the worthy mission.

2 Indiana teens team up to revamp book series they created as kids

August 19, 2022

Imagine being in second grade and writing your first book. In 4th grade, you got it published. That’s exactly what happened for two Indiana teens, who are now reuniting again as teenagers to expand their “Mystery of the Stolen Pearl Necklace” series! On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast, we hear from Co-Authors Annie Meade and Bailey Richards and learn the story of how they became child authors and reunited after six years apart. Even more, we hear their own advice to kids who have a dream, just like they did. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Highlighting Hancock Health’s Lactation Services

August 12, 2022

Throughout the month of August, we celebrate. We celebrate mothers who breastfeed and their newborn babies in need. I’m Amber Hankins, and on this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, I chat with Becky Fontaine, RN and Lactation Specialist with Hancock Health, about their relationship with The Milk Bank in Indy and how the nationwide baby formula shortage is getting even worse. We learn the role it plays, how women can find support and how Hancock Health is here to help. This is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

A Brown Girl Like Me

July 29, 2022

Courage. Audacity. Girl Power. In this Life. Style. Live! Podcast Episode, Educator and Author La Tanya Brooks introduces us to “A Brown Girl Like Me: A Journey Through HERstory.” It’s a book about a girl named Aubri Payton who travels back in time and meets a beautiful fairy guide who whisks her off into a wondrous journey. It also weaves in the inspiring pursuits and accomplishments of many stunning women throughout human history. With each woman, there’s a lesson to be taught and learned, but all can be overcome. THIS is the Life. Style. Live! Podcast on the All Indiana Podcast Network.

American Legion donates $25,000 to ICAN, providing service dogs to two Indiana veterans

July 22, 2022

Everyone, meet Festus. He’s an ICAN Service Dog, providing tasks for veterans living with combat-related challenges, to empower them to return to civilian life with pride and independence. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast, we hear from Nick Bennett, United States Marine Retired Staff Serge, and Sean Diamond, ICAN Vice President of Programs, as they share more about their partnership and the $25,000 check that’s changing lives on both ends of the leash.

MasterChef Junior winner Liya Chu talks live tour coming to Indy

July 15, 2022

She’s a “MasterChef Junior,”—Season 8 Champion, and she’s gearing up to make a stop in our city. On this Life. Style. Live! Podcast episode, Liya Chu, chats with our own Randall Newsome about her win and upcoming visit this September, as part of the “2022 MasterChef Junior Live!” tour. It’s an event that promises to have all the ingredients for family fun! 

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, 2022
Breaking 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, 2022
In 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, 2022
Do 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, 2022
On 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, 2022
He’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.

Surviving Son

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, 2021
Michelle 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, 2021
She 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, 2021
Call 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, 2021
Defining 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, 2021
He 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, 2021
Meet 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, 2021
Her 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, 2021
Author 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, 2021
How 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, 2021
Indy 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, 2021
Singer 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.

“Indy Style Unscripted”: A behind-the-scenes chat with Indy Style’s “Producer Peggy”

March 15, 2021
Indy Style Executive Producer Peggy McClelland sits down with Amber to chat about the things you DON'T see on your TV screen. Learn what it takes to be a show guest, how to make the MOST of your segment, and then - Amber asks Peggy the NUMBER ONE question she gets asked about Indy Style. Her answer may surprise you!

Forecasting his future: A conversation with WISH-TV’s Randy Ollis

February 25, 2021
He’s been a familiar face in the community for years and a staple here at WISH-TV, and now Meteorologist Randy Ollis is moving his career forward. Hear from Randy, as he chats with Amber Hankins, about NOT retiring and instead, officially joining the Indy Style family. Together, Amber and Randy talk about his career, his family, the love he has for his community and his faith in God. And don’t miss how Randy’s influence on Amber, personally, brought her to tears.

Welcome to the Indy Style Podcast!

February 24, 2021
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