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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Today:  Indiana economist-writer-speaker Morton Marcus joins us from "on the road" in central Indiana to review some of his "Eye on the Pie" columns on Hoosier economics, including ones that include northwest Indiana.

We offer another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  The Welcome Project collects first-person stories and pairs therse with intentional conversation to help forge stronger ties within and across our communities.  Today's conversation is with a former homeless resident who's strengthened her own life.

Have you noticed the "Big Chair" public art project in the town of Griffith?  "Imagine Griffith" chairperson Valerie Wotkun joins us to talk about the biennial project and what it brings to her community.  Previous public art projects include the colorful flowers made out of bicycle wheels.

And we talk with the current president of the Indiana Conference of Mayors -- Richmond, Indiana mayor Dave Snow -- about what the position brings to his community.  

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.