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And I wait all week to say, and now it's time for sports.

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HAMMOND, WESTVILLE - Nineteen Purdue University Northwest faculty members will begin the upcoming academic year with promotions, as approved Friday by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. The promotions are effective August 16th.

PNW Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kenneth Holford says
the promoted faculty members demonstrated excellence as scholars and teachers, making important impacts in their chosen fields of study, and serving the university and the community.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, APRIL 9th on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio 
 

IN -STUDIO GUEST:  PAUL PANICALI of MUSH MUSIC     

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More than a dozen auto plants across North America are on pause as companies like General Motors and Ford deal with ongoing shortages of computer chips and other supplies. NPR's Camila Domonoske has been following the story and joins us now. Hey, Camila.

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Nasim Pedrad

Apr 9, 2021

Before Nasim Pedrad impersonated Kim Kardashian and Ariana Huffington on Saturday Night Live, she impersonated Dora the Explorer at children's birthday parties. This was a low-budget operation, definitely not sanctioned by Nickelodeon. Pedrad had to assemble her own costume, complete with a backpack from Target. "Needless to say, parents were very disappointed when they opened the door and saw that they could've, like, asked a local cousin to do this same thing for free."

Idioms Around The World

Apr 9, 2021

Sasheer Zamata and Caitlin McGee (Home Economics) translate idioms from around the world. Don't get caught holding the candle!

Heard on Spring TV: 'Chad' & 'Home Economics!' Also, Reggie Watts

From the ABC sitcom Home Economics, Sasheer Zamata and Caitlin McGee listen to apologies from various movies and television shows. Sorry 'bout it!

Heard on Spring TV: 'Chad' & 'Home Economics!' Also, Reggie Watts

Updated April 9, 2021 at 1:47 PM ET

Earl Simmons, better known as the rapper DMX, died Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., according to a statement from his family. He had been on life support for the past few days following a heart attack. He was 50.

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on plans to vaccinate thousands of people a day at a Gary mass vaccination site, Republican lawmakers want to require an extra check of a voter’s identification on absentee ballot applications and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Valparaiso city and planning transit director Beth Shrader…All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Updated April 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM ET

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union.

The vast majority of votes cast by Amazon's workers in Bessemer, Ala., were against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a stinging defeat of the union drive. The final tally showed 1,798 votes against unionizing and 738 votes in favor of the union.

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President Biden wants Congress to raise spending on schools, climate and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is all part of his initial $1.5 trillion budget request, which was released this morning. Defense spending stays relatively flat.

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Revitalize

In some of the world's biggest economies, people are having fewer children. But writer Wajahat Ali explains why investing in future generations is key to rejuvenating our societies...and our humanity.

About Wajahat Ali

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An ear made from an apple, a spinal cord rebuilt using asparagus ... it sounds like bizarre science fiction. But Andrew Pelling is working on a way to revive human tissue with a trip to the supermarket.

About Andrew Pelling

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Back in 2015, Chicago's Englewood neighborhood was lined with blocks of houses tagged for demolition. Before they were torn down, artist Amanda Williams used color to bring them back to life.

About Amanda Williams

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Prince Philip, the royal consort of Queen Elizabeth II, died this morning at Windsor Castle in England. The Duke of Edinburgh was 99 years old.

Updated April 9, 2021 at 11:48 AM ET

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and the Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. He was the first male royal consort since Queen Victoria's time in the 1800s — and the longest-serving consort in British history.

2 Dozen Monkeys Escape From German Zoo

Apr 9, 2021

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For years now, mainstream Democrats have avoided labels like socialist or words like redistribution, but some are now embracing a new era of big government. Here's NPR's Kelsey Snell.

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Morning News Brief

Apr 9, 2021

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The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer turns on this question - can defense lawyers show that George Floyd's death was different than it seemed on video?

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Crown Point and Munster played a pretty good softball game that was decided be a dominant pitching performance for one of the teams.  We'll tell you who stepped up in what turned out to be a one run difference between the two teams and we'll talk about double header baseball at US Steel Yard this evening coming up on today's sports.

METHODIST HOSPITALS

NORTHWEST INDIANA -  There's some new leadership in place at one of the Region's hospitals.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with sex therapist Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus about her upbringing, career, and advice from her new book Sex Points.

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