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Regionally Speaking, Monday, May 8, 2017

Legacy Foundation

Today:  A conversation with Legacy Foundation President Carolyn Saxton about the September 26th "On The Table" community mealtime discussions about finding ways to make Lake County healthier, safer and more prosperous. The concept is being introduced with a $60,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talked with Bruce Rowe with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on the plans to reopen the Mount Baldy beach -- but keep the now-infamous sand dune closed.

Tami Silverman of the Indiana Youth Institute talks about statewide efforts to put teens to work - at least, during the summer months -- and a May 17th program at Hobart High School to get parents engaged in their youngsters' post-high school plans.

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Nick Janzen returned to East Chicago to talk to residents affected by the city's lead and arsenic contamination and frustrated by how slow the efforts to deal with it are taking.

And David Hoppe joins us to talk about Tuesday's statewide dinner conversation "Chew on This: Are You Sure" -- with the local one planned for Dish Restaurant in Valparaiso.  David will be the facilitator for that event, sponsored by Indiana Humanities as part of its "Quantum Leap" theme.  The topic for discussion: the nature of evidence and the ways that people decide if it is reliable and valid.