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Lakeshore Update, January 18, 2019

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the winter advisory warning watch, the state is invalidating ISTEP scores for an entire school in Gary, Brandon Smith reports on the State of the State Address, the Lake County commissioners defeat broader gunfire limits and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Anthony Swinger of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Today: Hoosier economist/writer/speaker Morton Marcus talks about his latest "Eye on the Pie" columns, which include what he thinks should be priorities for 2019 and issues that legislators are taking up as well as other topics he wants to address -- including annoying phone calls and billboards that distract motorists. We bring you two conversations from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University. Northwest Indiana political activist Ruth Needleman also tells us about another immigration...

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

UPDATE: Second USS Lead Hearing Cancelled Due To Government Shutdown

The Environmental Protection Agency has cancelled a public hearing on a cleanup plan at the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago due to the government shutdown. The meeting was set for Thursday Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the former Carrie Gosch School.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president's demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats' opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Here we check some of the arguments made by the president and top Democrats in their response. Trump's Speech Claim 1: Humanitarian and security crisis "There is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border."...

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It was a tough night for Indiana and Notre Dame in men's college basketball (again)and a great night for Mariano Rivera (pictured), Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, and fans and family of the late Roy Halliday (congrats to all of you on the Hall of Fame wins). It was also a not so great night for region prep basketball fans, as well (darn weather).  We'll talk about it right here.

 

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MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

The partial government shutdown is now in its fifth week. And if nothing changes come Friday, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will miss another paycheck.

For three days last week, thousands of Guatemalans blocked roads and major highways to protest the Central American country's slide toward a constitutional crisis. The protest organizers included groups that have long demanded justice: indigenous communities and campesinos, as rural and farm workers are called.

Muncie Building Commissioner To Serve Two Years For Crimes

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Muncie’s former building commissioner will spend two years in federal prison after the government says he used his office to defraud the city.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.


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MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

The partial government shutdown is now in its fifth week. And if nothing changes come Friday, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will miss another paycheck.

Among those federal workers, FBI agents. The FBI Agents Association says without funding, that important counterterrorism, drug and child abuse investigations are stalled.

Thomas O'Connor is president of the association, which advocates for more than 14,000 former and active FBI special agents. And he joins me now. Mr. O'Connor, welcome to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

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