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Regionally Speaking, Monday, April 2, 2018

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Today:  We begin our conversations with candidates for public office in the May 2018 primary election, with the two Democratic Party candidates for Indiana Senate District 1.  Veteran incumbent Senator Frank Mrvan (D-Hammond) and his challenger, Fr. Mark Kurowski, are in the studio to talk about the reasons for running (or seeking re-election) and about the issues that affect Northwest Indiana residents.

A popular Lakeshore PBS program just received an Innovators Award from the Society of Innovators in Northwest Indiana. Vice President for Television Operations Matt Franklin talks about "Making the Grade," which is about to go into another production season. 

And we revisit our conversation with Lake County Coronor Merilee Frey about the battle against opioids and other dangerous narcotics.  She recently gave the Lake County Advancement Commission an update on the opioid epidemic.

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.