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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Today:  Indiana Youth Institute president and CEO Tami Silverman is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about Indiana's ranking in the 2021 "Kids Count National Data Book" issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  While the National Data Book identifies many positive gains for Indiana, Silverman says more progress must be made to ensure that all Hoosier children thrive.  We also revisit our conversation with Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. about the new "wetlands bill" enacted this year by the General Assembly and its impact on Lake County waterways, including the Kankakee River swamps and wetlands.  And Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Ben Thorp looks into a Purdue University research lab that is working on ways to create cold food storage for space travelers.

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.