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Today:   Purdue University Northwest English Literature professor Carolyn Boiarsky joins us to talk about her latest book that looks into the effects of miscommunication within organizational communications.  She mentions models of good communications by Enbridge Pipeline Company when it began its puipeline expansion project through Griffith, and she cites examples of miscommunication between engineers and managers prior to the 1992 Chicago flood and the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill.  Her insights help writers, scientists and engineers imform their leaders and the community about a po

Priests Added To List Of Abuse Allegations

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The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced additions to its list of priests and deacons with credible allegations of abuse against them.

Michael Paquet, who served mainly in Fort Wayne, and Bruce Schutt, who served in Mishawaka, Fort Wayne and the military, have been added to the list. There are three allegations between them.

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Nikki Haley Steps Down As U.N. Ambassador

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The  word of the day is CONGRAGULATIONS.

Use it in a sentence, you ask?  OK, no problem.  Congragulations go out to Michigan City football coach Phil Mason,  the Lake Central girl's soccer team, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, the LA Dodgers,  and the Houston Astros.  Let's just say Monday was a scrapbook kind of day for all of the above.

We will explain on today's sports.

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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Republican challenger Mike Braun wasted no time in going on the attack in the first debate of this year’s Senate race.

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A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs.

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A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs.

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A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs.

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A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs.

The Standard Gauge Railway station in Nairobi is easily the most impressive public building in Kenya.

While a lot of Kenyan government buildings are drab and functional and date back to colonial days, this station is adventurous. It's all gray and modern. Geometric shapes form an abstract locomotive, and red neon announces the "Nairobi Terminus."

Unlabeled stimulants in soft drinks. Formaldehyde in meat and milk. Borax — the stuff used to kill ants! — used as a common food preservative. The American food industry was once a wild and dangerous place for the consumer.

Deborah Blum's new book, The Poison Squad, is a true story about how Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, named chief chemist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1883, conducted a rather grisly experiment on human volunteers to help make food safer for consumers — and his work still echoes on today.

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"The Hate U Give" tells the story of a 16-year-old girl named Starr Carter. She lives in a mostly black, lower-income neighborhood called Garden Heights. Williamson Prep, her high school, is in a mostly white, affluent part of town.

Plans For Lawrenceburg Coal Ash Pond Could Get Revised

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The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says a recent federal appeals court ruling could change closure plans for a coal ash pond in Lawrenceburg. 

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Today:    We talk with town of Highland Parks and Recreation Supintendent Alex Brown about the Nov. 6th general election referendum question that asks residents about a bond issue or a lease to support the Lincoln Community Center expansion project.  The estimated cost of the project is no more than $15 million, and if it is approved would raise property tax rates in Highland by 12.43 cents per $100 assessed valuation.  Brown talks in detail about the project and its impact on the community's recreation programs.

November Election Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

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Tuesday Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote for local, statewide and national representatives. 

More organizations have adopted Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE scores to assess the health impact of childhood trauma.  Some of these experiences are more common for children in Indiana than other states.  These include having a parent in prison and witnessing neighborhood violence.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan sat down with Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman, to talk about how ACE scores inform care.

Indiana U.S. Senate Candidates Set For First Debate

Oct 8, 2018

The candidates in Indiana’s hotly-contested U.S. Senate race will meet tonight in the first of two debates. Here's a little on what to expect from the meeting between incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Republican Mike Braun, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has push backed the trial of an northwestern Indiana mayor facing bribery charges of accepting money in exchange for towing contracts.

The trial for Republican Portage Mayor James Snyder had been scheduled to begin Tuesday. But the judge granted the delay sought by the tow company owner's defense attorney because of a family medical issue. The trial is now set to begin in January.

Snyder attorney Thomas Dogan objected to the delay, saying the mayor was anxious for the trial to begin so he could clear his name.

Indiana US Senate candidates to face off in 1st debate

Oct 8, 2018

WESTVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's three U.S. Senate candidates will face off in the first debate of the general election campaign.

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton will take the stage Monday night at the Purdue University Northwest campus.

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Walmart shooting in Hobart, the BMV offices will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, Sharon Jackson reports on economic development opportunities in Gary, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with hospitality industry leader and author Jokima Hiller.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

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