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Regionally Speaking, Monday, August 13, 2018

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Today:   We talk with Andy Downs, of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne, about the impact of precinct consolidation on Hoosier counties -- and Lake County, in particular.  The Indiana Secretary of State resented a precinct consolidation plan, following up on a state legislative mandate to bring all precincts  to a minimum of 600 active voters.   How many counties in the state have gone through the procedure in the past?  Andy looks at the implications on political party activities.

Carrie Napoleon, the manager for the Lake County Courthouse Fundation, joins us to talk about the efforts to keep this piece of Lake County history in good shape, what it's used for these days and the many community events planned for the space in the Courthouse.  One of the events is a special Patriot Brunch to be held next month.  The Foundation's website has the details on the building's history and events.

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.