“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.”
Martin Luther King Jr., “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
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About “We Thought You Might Like to Know"
"We Thought You Might Like to Know," is a public affairs radio show distributed by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters. It’s heard on multiple high school and college radio stations across the state, as well as in podcast form as a part of the Chris Spangle Show at IndianaPodcasts.com and on YouTube. The show has three goals: 1. To describe the problem an Indiana nonprofit is solving. 2. How they’re solving the need. 3. How can our listeners get engaged in changing someone’s world. The feed also contains the archives of Now Hear This with Chris Spangle, a previous nonprofit show hosted by Chris.
About Chris Spangle
Chris Spangle is currently the Digital Director for the BOB & TOM Show and current host of "We Thought You Might Like to Know," brought to you by the Indiana Association of High School Broadcasters. After beginning his career as the producer of Abdul in the Morning, he went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. He is also a podcast host and producer of shows like The Chris Spangle Show, Podcasting and Platforms, Leaders and Legends with Robert Vane, and The Patdown with Ms. Pat. He is passionate about helping to amplify the work of local nonprofits.
About the Chris Spangle Show
Politics is too personal for black and white thinking. Listen as regular people talk about big issues to help you understand the news to encourage you to serve the people in your life to affect change instead of seeking political solutions. Serve Your Circle.
We cover news, culture, nonprofits and charity, history, libertarianism and nonviolence, faith, public policy, communication and podcasting, and more.
About the IASB
The Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) is an organization dedicated to educating the next generation of broadcast professionals. IASB supports Indiana high schools and colleges to promote professional excellence and student recognition in the area of media education. IASB membership consists of secondary schools and post-secondary schools that offer academic, career technical education, or extra-curricular programs related to electronic media.
About The Leaders and Legends Podcast
The Leaders and Legends podcast features conversations with fascinating and dynamic men and women whose impact has shaped our knowledge, our world, and us. Join us as we discuss their imprint on our history. The program is hosted by Robert Vane who is the principal of Veteran Strategies, Inc., an-Indiana based veteran business enterprise specializing in public outreach, media relations, speechwriting, public speaking, and crisis communications.
About Robert Vane
Robert Vane, who served in the United States Army and hailed as “the great communicator” by influential and award-winning Indianapolis Star columnist Matt Tully, is the principal and founder of Veteran Strategies.
Since its formation in November 2010, Veteran Strategies has directed or contributed to the communications strategy and execution for some of Indiana’s biggest and most high-profile projects and initiatives.
In 2014, Robert planned and implemented a successful media strategy for the $160 million partnership between the Capital Improvement Board and Pacers Sports & Entertainment. Veteran Strategies also serves as the prime public relations consultant for the $250 million jail construction project that’s part of Indianapolis’ new criminal justice center.
Additionally, Veteran Strategies has a significant public outreach resume including serving as executive director for the Indianapolis Public Schools referenda PAC in 2018. The $272 million referenda were passed by the voters with more than 70 percent of the vote. The Ameriplex Parkway Extension initiative and the Market Street Reconstruction project are also part of Veteran Strategies’ outreach portfolio.
Current and past clients of Veteran Strategies include Indianapolis Public Schools, The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Hoosiers for Quality Education, Marian University, the Indiana Association of School Boards, Shiel Sexton, Greg Ballard, LLC, Anthem, General Hotels Corporation, Garmong Construction, Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, the city of Indianapolis, AECOM/Hunt, DLZ, CHA, and the Capital Improvement Board.
Before creating Veteran Strategies, Robert served as deputy chief of staff and communications director for Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (2008 to 2010). Robert coordinated messaging, managed the implementation team, and led community outreach for numerous high-profile projects including the successful $2 billion initiative by the mayor’s office to transfer the water and wastewater utilities to Citizens Energy Group.
In 2019, Veteran Strategies launched the “Leaders and Legends” podcast featuring interviews with prominent Hoosiers. Podcast guests include Governor Mitch Daniels, Governor Eric Holcomb, Mayor Greg Ballard, Congresswoman Susan Brooks, Mayor Bart Peterson, Allison Melangton, Jim Morris, Mark Miles, Jim Shella, Dan Elsener, and Maggie Lewis. Listen to the “Leaders and Legends” podcast here.
Robert’s columns and opinion pieces have appeared in both The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis Business Journal. Additionally, Robert has provided on-air commentary for radio stations such as WIBC and NPR and the local ABC, CBS, PBS, and FOX television affiliates. He also serves as an occasional panelist on the “Insiders” segment for Inside Indiana Business.