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Regionally Speaking, Monday, July 23, 2018


Today:   The Center for American Progress just completed a study of voter turnout, based on individual states' efforts in 2016 and projected the opportunities for more people to get to the polls in this mid-term election -- and beyond.  Danielle Root of the CAP joins us to talk about the report, and how thousands more Hoosiers could vote, with just a few changes to voter registration, same-day registration and no-excuse absentee voting. 

Tim Maloney of the Hoosier Environmental Council talks about the EPA's two-stage turnback of the regulations passed a few years ago on coal ash disposal -- aimed at reducing pollution -- and the impact of the turnback of the rules on Hoosier groundwater supplies.

And Leslie Plesac, the executive director of the Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum, is back with the complete list of speakers for this 65th season of programs, which begin September 9th with former FBI director James Comey.   Season tickets are still available, but they are going fast -- especially by those who want to hear Mr. Comey speak at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.

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.