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Regionally Speaking, Monday, May 22, 2017

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Today:  an extended conversation in the studio with Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington about the County Council's work and some of the issues that he is most concerned about.  

Hammond City Councilwoman and Council President Janet Venecz joins us to talk about tonight's Council meeting -- where an ordinance will be introduced amending the mission of the city's Human Relations Commission to include LGBTQIA issues.

Governor Eric Holcomb was in northwest Indiana late last week, and we talked briefly with him after a speaking engagement in Munster about the Region and his administration's views on economic development and job creation for local residents.

And Kathy Sipple, creator of the Valparaiso-based CoThrive Timebank, has received another Innovators Award from the Society of Innovators in Northwest Indiana.  We'll find out from her how getting involved in a Dunes Learning Center "wild edibles hike" led to organizing the Timebank.

Chris Nolte produces and hosts “Regionally Speaking” aired weekdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. He's also the temporary local "Morning Edition" host.