Today: a conversation with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr. about what's going on in Lake County's largest city these days -- in economic development (Oxbow Landing, the new Lear Corp. plant and the lakefront data center) , sports (the new Hammond Sports and Community Center in the former Woodmar Shopping Plaza) and entertainment (why the Wolf Lake amphitheatre is attracting big-name performers these days).
Leah Nahimas of Indiana Humanities is hack to talk about tomorrow evening's "Chew On This" dinner-conversation programs around the state, the local one being held in Hammond. It's a program designed to use the power of food and drink as a convener and a catalyst for conversation. This year's discussion topic: Will Machines Replace Us?
And we bring you another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University. The Welcome Project collects first-person stories, and pairs there with intentional conversation, to help forge stronger ties within and across our communities in northwest Indiana.