Ronnetta Spalding

Ronnetta
Spalding

Spalding is a communications specialist and brand strategist.

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Spalding is a communications specialist and brand strategist.

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April 14, 2016 11:36 AM 4 Comments

Dear John Gregg

I know we have never met. But, I have to tell you I am so confused after reading your recent interview in Nuvo. I am all in for letting people know ahead of time where you stand on certain issues. That’s politics, right? After reading the interview, however, I am left wondering why you keep talking about what you won’t do and what people will not like. I guess you could chalk it up to…

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March 5, 2016 9:24 AM

Move over Park Tudor, IPS wants to join you

Not another one. We cannot have yet another school drag its feet before reporting an inappropriate relationship between a school staff member and a student. Did anyone learn from Park Tudor’s recent scandal involving a coach and a student? Apparently, IPS did not. The district waited six days last month before reporting a recent incident involving IPS staffer Shana Taylor, who has been arrested for alleged, separate sexual misconduct with two students. Both students attend…

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February 6, 2016 12:19 PM 3 Comments

Shame on you Park Tudor

You send your children to school and entrust your child’s well-being and overall safety to that school, the teachers and anyone who comes into contact with your child. Park Tudor may need a refresher course on how to protect its students even if it means having people question the school’s reputation of being one of the best private schools in the state. Its former basketball coach, Kyle Cox, has been arrested for allegedly sending explicit…

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January 12, 2016 1:47 PM 1 Comment

Skip the Stephanopoulos repeat

Today is the day for Governor Mike Pence and his State of the State address. It is rumored that today will also be a moment of truth for the governor and his views on extending civil rights protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Let’s hope we actually get a clear “yes” or “no” instead of a repeat of the shameful March 2015 interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Indiana’s reputation was trashed during…

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December 3, 2015 9:00 AM 3 Comments

Don’t forget 14 people died in San Bernardino

Fourteen people died. At least 17 people were injured. That’s all I need to know about Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA. For others, the killings are a perfect landscape to debate the suspects’ skin color, religion and race. Or, to criticize liberals and conservatives while embracing issues that don’t belong in this conversation. It’s a lot of  misplaced hatred. I even read a Twitter post saying the killings are connected to climate change.…

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October 29, 2015 8:53 AM

Incumbents still have a lot to prove

I know it’s go time as we inch closer to next week’s election. Yet, I expect more from incumbents as they presumably coast to another victory. Don’t waste my time (and yours) with glossy mailers of you holding babies, shaking hands and digging up dirt. I get it – your calendar is jammed packed with events. What are you doing for my community and the people who voted for you? How are you putting a…

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October 16, 2015 12:24 PM

#DemDebate Haters keep hating

Days later, the #DemDebate haters are still complaining, still trying to rewrite what actually happened and picking through every single word of the first Democratic presidential debate. I get that lots of people make a living critiquing debates and must hold their own debate following the real one. But, it’s making my head hurt. The Democratic debate delivered a clean, non-attack mode discussion. No, violins were not playing in the background. But, each person showed…

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October 5, 2015 11:26 AM

Indianoplace? We’ve been called worse

Is it Indianoplace or Indiana no-place? Whichever of the insults is correct, Indianapolis has now earned a coveted shout-out in one of Hillary Clinton’s emails for (in her view) being basketball obsessed and boring. In one of the emails, which dates back to 2010, Clinton asked if one of her aides was still in “that basketball-crazed Indianoplace.” The email was featured in Sunday’s Indianapolis Star. I am not mad or even irritated. And I know…

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September 14, 2015 7:50 AM

Awkward ideas in the name of journalism

When it comes to ethical standards, there should be no gray lines, especially in journalism. Days after naming a new adviser for its student newspaper, The Butler Collegian, Butler University has now appointed someone else, still on a temporary basis, but hopefully without all of the chaos. Following the school’s removal of its longstanding adviser, Marc Allan was set to assume the role. Lots of chatter ensued due to Allan’s current role as the university’s…

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August 18, 2015 4:44 PM

Before you yell at IndyGo …

I so wish we all could agree that bus routes (and bus systems in general) cost money. That no matter what city you live in, to build and sustain a fully functional and profitable bus system, citizens must invest in it. This type of agreement would help tremendously as IndyGo officially introduces its proposed bus rapid transit route, the Red Line. Beginning this week, IndyGo is hosting a series of meetings to detail why the…

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