© 2022 Lakeshore Public Radio
8625 Indiana Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219)756-5656
Header-blue.png
Northwest Indiana - WLPR 89.1 FM
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local News

Regionally Speaking, Monday, March 9, 2020

mayor-parry-city_website.jpg
city of Michigan City website
/

Today:  We continue our conversations with newly-elected Mayors in northwest Indiana communities with Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry (R).  Voters elected him in last November's general election to succeed Ron Meer.  He talks about the work that his administration is doing to put the city on a more fiscally-sound basis and of projects going into 2020.  They include re-establishing a popular summertime event that was cancelled in recent years. Indiana Youth Insititute president and CEO Tami Silverman talks about the latest  "Kids Count Data Book" just out for 2020 and where Hoosier youth stand in the statistics.  And we revisit our conversation with Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance president Steve Coxhead, about efforts to send the topic of an Indiana Rail Commission on to a General Assembly summer study committee.