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Regionally Speaking, Monday, June 19, 2017

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Today: A conversation with Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas on why the City Council deferred action on a request to rescind the city's $25 a year vehicle "wheel tax" in favor of a state wheel tax plan.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore attended a recent Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting where the head of a Florida-based bridge construction company talked about the new Cline Avenue bridge.  He also talked to East Chicago residents and motorists who are glad that the new bridge will be built soon but not about the $2.50 toll that'll be charged to travel on it.

Lakeshore Public Radio "Morning Edition" host Sharon Jackson looked into the issue of "food deserts" and talked to residents who have a hard time getting to a supermarket to shop -- and with State Representative Charlie Brown (D-Gary) about efforts to get more grocery stores located in these "food sparse" areas.

And Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer is back with some common-sense advice that parents can pass along to their youngsters about money, and how the right advice can lead to a great family legacy.