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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Today:   State Representative Carolyn Jackson of Hammond tells us about Saturday's Indiana Black Legislative Caucus town hall meeting, held this year for the first time in Hammond.  It will be held at the Ophelia Steen Family and Health Center.  Topics of interest to northwest Indiana residents include education and the efforts to clean up contaminated soil in East Chicago.  We also revisit our conversation with Jena Bellazza of the Indiana Parenting Institute about this weekend's Parent Expo on the I.U. Northwest and Ivy Tech Gary campuses.  The I.U. Northwest "Summer Bridge Program" begins on Monday, and professor Chris Huysken talks about this opportunity for incoming freshmen to be ready for the upcoming academic year.