Regionally Speaking, Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sep 6, 2018

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson -- her public forum Wednesday night on the city EMS and fire equipment account analysis is one of the topics on Thursday's Reporters' Roundtable.
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Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable program, we check in with "Times of Northwest Indiana " reporter Andrew Steele and "Northwest Indiana Gazette" citizen journalism publisher Ken Davidson about the material they posted online and (in Andrew's case) in print, as well.  Ken's focusing on his attendance at Wednesday night's public forum in Gary on the Fund 224 account, and we bring you exercpts from Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson made at the public forum.

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Rebecca Thiele has a report on the sweltering temperatures inside some Hammond public school buildings without air conditioning -- and safe water to drink.  We also have a conversation with Heath Carter with the Valparaiso Human Relations Council on a topic brought up in our conversation with Mayor Jon Costas this week -- having enough affordable housing in the city.