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Midterm Election Night Coverage


In what's expected to be one of the largest turnouts in Midterm Election history, Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM will have live coverage as the polls close, and Hoosiers find out what the next two-years will entail. Coverage will begin at 6:00 PM, on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM, streaming on LakeshorePublicRadio.org, and on Facebook Live.

Locally, Chris Nolte will takeover the microphone at 8:00 PM, with Richard Rupp and Tim Sanders of Purdue Northwest, and Leigh Morris, the former Mayor of LaPorte. Ryan Priest will provide updated polling numbers, and coverage will be streamed on-line on Facebook live.

Following statewide and local coverage, we'll provide NPR coverage through the night. The regular Tuesday night line-up of "Midwest Beat," "World Cafe," "Don's Basement Tapes," and "The Scope" will return the following week.

Our schedule for Election Night:

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Indiana Public Broadcasting News - Jill Sheridan

8:00 - 11:00 PM - Local Coverage - Chris Nolte

11:00 PM - 2:00 AM - NPR Coverage

Here's a list of the races we'll be keeping an eye on during election night:

U.S. Senate - Sen. Joe Donnelly (D), Mike Braun (R), Lucy Brenton (L)

U.S. Representative District 1 - Rep. Pete Visclosky (D), Jonathan Kleinmann (I), Mark Leyva (R)

Secretary of State - Connie Lawson (R), Jim Harper (D), Mark Rutherford (L)

Auditor for the State - Tera Klutz (R), John Schick (L), Joselyn Whitticker (D)

Lake County Sheriff - Sheriff Oscar Martinez (D), Dan Bursac (R)

State Representative District 1 - Donna Dunn (L), Carolyn Jackson (D)

State Representative District 4 - Ed Soliday (R), Frank Szczepanski (D)

State Representative District 9 - Pat Boy (D), Dan Granquist (R)

State Representative District 11 - Michael Aylesworth (R), Delano Scaife (D)

State Representative District 15 - Hal Slager (R), Chris Chyung (D)

State Representative District 19 - Julie Olthoff (R), Lisa Beck (D)

State Senator District 1 - Frank Mrvan Jr. (D), Charles Kallas (R)

State Senator District 4 - Karen Tallian (D), Cole Stultz (R)

State Senator District 6 - Rick Niemeyer (R), Ryan Farrar (D)

Lake County Council District 4 - Dan Dernulc (R), Barry Halgrimson (D)

Lake County Council District 7 - Christian Jorgensen (R), Philip Kuiper (D)

Porter County Council District 3 - Mark Hoffman (R), Greg Simms (D)

Porter County Council District 4 - Mike Jessen (R), Susie Talevski (D)

Porter County Coroner - Cyndi Dykes (R), Randy Wilkening (D)

Incumbents in bold, listed first
If not an incumbent race, names in alphabetical order

As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.
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