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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Gary/Chicago Crusader

Today:  Dr. Vanessa Allen McCloud, the president and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana joins us to talk about the 6th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards Luncheon, to be held on March 22nd in Merrillville.   She explains the categories for this year's awards -- how applicants can put in nominations for them -- and how the awards fit in with the Urban League's goals of promoting, encouraging and enhancing services for all minority groups in northwest Indiana.  The deadline for applications for this year's awards is February 16th.

Carl Lisek has another edition of "Green Fleet Radio," made possible by South Shore Clean Cities. And "Lakeshore Focus" host Keith Kirkpatrick talks with two guests about the future of steel in the Region.

Later in the program, we revisit Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Annie Ropeik's report at how the city of East Chicago plans to revitalize public housing areas lost to the city's lead contamination problems. The project is called "Moving Forward" and the goal is to have new housing available by 2020.