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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lauren Chapman, IPB News / Lakeshore Public Media

Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, we talk to Lauren Cross and Sarah Reese of the "Times of Northwest Indiana" about their stories offered in print and online.  Both reporters' stories include updates on the city of East Chicago's dealings with federal agencies  over the USS Lead Superfund site and the federally-financed public housing projects that were built on it -- before it became a Superfund project.   We also bring you the complete "Indiana and Blizzard of 1978" 40th anniversary feature from Network Indiana.   You can find it at 15:33 into today's program podcast.

In addition to her East Chicago stories, Sarah also talks about her story on an IDEM investigation into reports of contaminated soil near the Hammond Group lead oxide processing plant.  The facility, once known as Hammond Lead, is along 165th Street between Indianapolis Boulevard and Kennedy Avenue.