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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Today:  a conversation with Elizabeth Burden about an Indiana Parenting Institute-sponsored discussion Friday morning in Merrillville on the issue of substance abuse's impact on families.  The two-hour event begins at 10:00 a.m. at the IBEW Local 697 hall on Mississippi Street.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has more on a decision by the Lake County Council to approve a vendor's bill for food for the County Jail as they review the Sheriff's Department bookkeeping procedures.

And Howey Politics Indiana founder-publisher Brian Howey joins us to talk about one of his latest columns on former Governor - now Vice President - Mike Pence and his long-range view of his career while still in what Howey calls "the Trump Twilight Zone."