Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST:  British Singer/Songwriter BOBBY LONG                                

British singer/songwriter BOBBY LONG emerged from London’s folk music scene and currently resides in New York City, where he has forged a loyal global following with his hauntingly poetic lyrics and troubadour style.

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST:  Author, Songwriter Producer, Promoter — BUD MONACO                                   

 

Originally broadcast on  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: Jazz Guitar Great LARRY CORYELL                                      

One of the pioneers of jazz fusion LARRY CORYELL deserves a special place in the history books.   Coryell is comfortable in almost every style, and has played everything from decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric guitar, to the most delicate and soothing music one will ever hear on acoustic guitar.

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” program originally aired on Monday, November 7, 2016.

MUSICAL GUEST: ISAAC SLADE of THE FRAY                                  

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016 

 

GUESTS : NY Times Bestselling Author JAMES PATTERSON & Indiana Library Federation Executive Director LUCINDA NORD.

 

This week’s show has two segments and two guests. First up is the world’s best-selling author, James Patterson, followed by a chat with the Indiana’s top librarian, the Indiana Library Federation’s new Executive Director, Lucinda Nord.

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MERRILLVILLE -  His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and his wife, Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia visited Northwest Indiana to carry-on their humanitarian work for the Princess' charity organization, Lifeline Chicago.

The Region leg of their tour included a stop at at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, where church leaders and Reverend Father Parish Priest Marko Matic welcomed them.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK                                      

This edition of  “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

 

GUEST: CANDICE NIGHT Talks About RAINBOW’S Reunion

 

This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” aired October 25, 2016

Musical Guest:  JOHN LODGE of THE MOODY BLUES

JOHN LODGE — bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the longstanding rock group — THE MOODY BLUES is the musical guest on this edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.”

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016

In-Studio Musical Guest:  CAPERNAUM

Northwest Indiana’s fast rising young rock combo — CAPERNAUM — makes a return to the Lakeshore Radio studio three years after their debut appearance, to guest this afternoon on “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges.”

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

 

 

TOPIC: “MUDDY WATERS: THE MUSIC, THE MAN, THE LEGACY”

IN-STUDIO GUEST: JOSEPH MORGANFIELD

 

 

                                        

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

 

TOPIC: “MUDDY WATERS: THE MUSIC, THE MAN, THE LEGACY”

IN-STUDIO GUEST: JOSEPH MORGANFIELD

                                        

This edition of the “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” is a “Legacy” program focusing on the powerful musical impact of iconic Chicago bluesman, MUDDY WATERS.

 

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

GUEST: ROBERT EARL KEEN (Singer/Songwriter/Performer)

                                        

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: Guitarist LYLE LOVETT

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MEMORIES OF ELVIS AS ELVIS FANTASY FEST ENJOYS ITS 24th YEAR

This Edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:

DONNIE SUMNER (of The Stamps Quartet),

KIPS LIPPS (Founder of Elvis Fantasy Fest) &

A steelworker was killed at U.S. Steel’s Gary Works plant last week on September 30th. It’s the second death there this year, it comes amid rising tensions over safety.

Data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows 28 primary metal manufacturing workers were killed on the job across the country in 2014. Two of those were in Indiana, about average for the past few years.

This  edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges aired October 4, 2016

A tribute to EVA CASSIDY with guest Bill Straw”

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges,” remembers the gifted singer and song interpreter EVA CASSIDY, while featuring tracks from her last recorded concert, a remarkable performance given on January 3, 1996.

This “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

MUSICAL INTERVIEW GUEST:  MINDI ABAIR  

(International Saxophonist, Vocalist, Songwriter and Performer)

The discovery of elevated lead levels in  East Chicago has many residents looking ways to rid themselves or their families of lead contamination. Experts are warning residents about snake oil salesmen who are offering quick fix remedies that don’t work and can cost you money.

MERRILLVILLE - Whether it's Valentine's Day or any other day of the year, no matter if we're single, in a relationship or looking for our soulmate, many of us reflect on our love-life. Lakeshore Public Radio is bringing you a series on Love and finding love, and for this presentation we've talked with three top love and relationship experts about what their advice would be to someone looking for love, for someone in a relationship and someone going through a breakup.

This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

 

Musical Guest:  MARTIN BARRE (formerly of Jethro Tull)

 

This “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST:  ARLENE CHARLES  aks CHARLIE SMITH

 

TV & Film Actress and Miss Indiana 1964

                                        

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST: MINDI ABAIR (International Saxophonist, Vocalist, Songwriter & Performer)

Community Conversation: West Calumet Lead Crisis

Sep 15, 2016

“Community Conversation: West Calumet Lead Crisis” brought the lead contamination crisis of the West Calumet Housing Complex to the airwaves of Lakeshore Public Radio. The 1-hour conversation explored further, the West Calumet Housing Complex and the issues with lead and arsenic contamination. Discussion followed on the history of the West Calumet Housing Complex, moving issues for residents, as well as the harmful effects of lead poisoning.

Joining host and moderator Tom Maloney were:

East Chicago, Indiana’s school district has received a $3 million state disaster relief loan to make an abandoned middle school suitable for elementary school students.

After dangerous levels of lead and arsenic were found next to Carrie Gosh Elementary School, district officials relocated the school’s 450 students to a former middle school that had been empty for one year.

“It was not in any way shape or form ready for school to be open in that building,” says Paige McNulty, School City of East Chicago Superintendent.

East Chicago School Disaster Relief

Sep 15, 2016

The city of East Chicago, Indiana is still in disaster relief mode after residents recently learned their soil contains poisonous levels of lead. State officials have loaned the school district 3 million dollars to support its response to the crisis.

East Chicago’s Carrie Gosch elementary school sits next to soil that contains staggering levels of lead. That’s a major health threat that can harm children’s brain development.

Governor Candidates on East Chicago Lead

Sep 12, 2016

Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg accuses the state government of not doing enough when it comes to East Chicago’s lead contamination crisis.

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