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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Today:  a conversation by "Living On Earth" host Steve Curwood with environmental journalist Dan Egan, on his new book that looks at the death -- and life -- of the Great Lakes.

Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura talks about his marketing campaign for the new Mascot Hall of Fame, now under construction, and other projects in the city -- and he offers an update about major lakefront economic development.

We talked with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly to get the latest about the effort to help residents affected by East Chicago's industrial pollutant contamination and other topics coming off Capitol Hill that affect Hoosiers, including the effort to come up with a federal budget extension by this weekend.

And Lakeshore Public Radio's Sarah Opat has an enlightening feature on one Region restaurant and its head chef.