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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brandon Smith, IPBS News

Today:  A conversation with Ed Feigenbaum, the creator and editor of the Indiana Gaming Insight and Indiana Legislative Insight newsletters,  about the March 2017 revenue report from the northwest Indiana casinos, the impact of outside forces on the riverboats -- and Ed's review of some of the big bills from the just-ended 2017 General Assembly session.

WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez joins us with some good news for the city of Gary -- a recent survey from the website shows that Gary mortgage holders are the third least over-leveraged in the country.

We hear from Doug Tillett with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on "Money Smart Week" 2017 -- a springtime event that began as just a regional affair but grew to become a big national financial literacy program.

And a conversation with the creator of the Valparaiso University Center for Civic Reflection, Professor Elizabeth Lynn about "civic reflection" and its role in helping facilitate conversations on difficult topics,  The Center is helping train facilitators for this year's "Spirit and Place" festival in Indianapolis.