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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Today:   City of Portage Veterans Committee member Tom Pappas is back in the studio to talk about next month's Veterans Committee meeting -- which is open to all northwest Indiana veterans, not just those in Portage -- and other veterans' related topics.  They include updates on the Adam Benjamin-Jesse Brown VA Healthcare Advisory Committee and Stakeholders Council.

Becke Bolinger with the Indiana History Society talks about this Saturday's annual Holiday Author Fair, held in downtown Indianapolis, where more than 60 authors will be in attendance to sign their books. One of them is Crown Point native and retired astronaut Jerry Ross.  Jerry also joins us on the phone from Houston, Texas, to talk about his book "Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Most Frequent Flyer" and its accompanying childrens' book. 

The Holiday Author Fair will be held at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center.

And Lori Latham with "Smoke Free in The G" is in-studio to talk about the broad coalition of organizations, local, statewide and national, spearheading the effort to protect Gary residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke.  She focuses on community cessation efforts and how Hoosier legislators like Rep. Charlie Brown (D-Gary) keep the "smokefree" effort alive.  If you want to quit, Lori offers a toll-free phone number: 1-800-QUIT-NOW.