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On Sunday September 25, 2016 the three candidates vying to become Indiana’s next governor will share one stage to present their platforms and answer questions from their potential constituents at the 2016 Gubernatorial Forum hosted by the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Radio One. The event will be held at the Indianapolis Central Library Auditorium, located at 40 E St. Clair St Indianapolis, IN 46204 from 1-4pm.

Each candidate, Rex Bell (Lib.), John Gregg (D) and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) will have an opportunity to answer questions on state infrastructure, education, crime and other topics of importance to minorities in Indiana. The event will feature a panel of Black professionals from the fields of media and academia. Panelists include, Ebony Chappel, editor in chief of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper; Deon Levingston, general manager of Radio One Indianapolis and Dr. Carlton Waterhouse, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

The conversation will be moderated by award-winning journalist and president of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper, Shannon Williams.

“It has always been a focus of the Recorder to educate our community on news that impacts their quality of life,” said Williams. “With Election Day drawing near, it is imperative that voters have as much information as possible to make an informed decision as they head to the polls. I am particularly proud that the Recorder, in partnership with Radio One, is able to present an opportunity for meaningful dialogue with these candidates. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn the candidates’ perspectives on key issues of importance to minorities.”

Before and after the forum, attendees will have an opportunity to register to vote and visit the informational booths of local community/political organizations. For those unable to physically attend the forum, the audio will be simulcast, live, across all Radio One stations (106.7 FM, 1310 AM, 102.9 FM and 96.3 FM).

“For several months Radio One has been heavily involved in getting voters registered in an effort to make sure every voice is heard in November,” said Levingston. “The Gubernatorial Forum is an extension of those efforts and for us, another excellent way to boost voter advocacy and awareness.”

About Radio One:

Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American consumers. Radio One currently owns and/or operates 55 broadcast stations in 16 urban markets in the United States.

About Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper:

Since 1895, the Recorder has continued its legacy as Indiana’s Greatest Weekly by fulfilling its mission of “preparing a conscious community today and beyond” through up-to-date local and national news grounded in journalistic excellence.

For more information on the upcoming event, contact Amber Sapenter at asapenter@indyrecorder.com.

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