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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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Today:  Leslie Plesac, the director of Purdue University Northwest's Sinai Forum program, is on "Regionally Speaking" for an extended conversation about the guest speakers for the 68th season for the Sinai Forum -- beginning with medical expert Dr. Deborah Birx  (pictured)  on October 17th.  Other guests who will speak this season include Holocaust survivor Max Eisen, civil rights lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson and Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak.  Pediatrician Dr. Christina Johns talks about the COVID vaccines available (and soon-to-be available) for children and of the importance of deciding if they should be vaccinated.  And Gary Literacy Coalition executive director Lori Kuykendall talks about the organization and its mission in the Steel City to support, promote, enhance and coordinate programs for citizen access to literacy programs.

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.