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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Today:  Crown Point Community Schools Superintendent Teresa Eineman is the recipient of one of the latest "Innovator of the Month" awards from the Society of Innovators in Northwest Indiana, for the successes and improvements made during her 13 years so far as CPSC's CEO.  She joins us on the program to talk about it all.  

Since she came to Crown Point, the CPSC now boasts having -- among other things -- three Indiana "blue ribbon" class elementary schools.   Dr. Eineman is preparing for asking patrons and residents to support the renewal of a seven-year operation referendum.  If passed, she says the improvements will continue, and at no additional cost to Crown Point taxpayers.   The referendum question will be one of two on the May 8th election ballot.

We bring you two conversations from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University. The Project collects first-person stories and pairs them with intentional conversation to help forge strong tiers within and across our communities.  This time, we hear about a young man's adjustment to a new school -- and finding a place to get a haircut in northwest Indiana.

And Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. talks about the growing and alarming trend in active shooter situations across the country -- at schools, recreational areas and public entertainment venues.   He says being prepared, as well as aware of what to do in the event of a shooter, can save lives.

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.