Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018

Hammond, IN Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr.
Credit city of Hammond website

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.