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Regionally Speaking, Monday, August 9, 2021

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Today:  Steve Coxhead, the president of the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about Amtrak's "2021 Corridor Vision" statement and the Alliance's long-range plan for improving rail transportation in the state.  "One Sight" global vision nonprofit president and executive director K-T Overbey talks about the importance of National Eye Exam and Childrens' Vision Health month of August.  "One Sight" has a clinic in Gary.  And Tim Brown, the executive director of Lake County Community Economic Development Department, tells us about the funds available to help renters avoid eviction and (for some landlords) property foreclosure, and of the local partner agencies helping the county get the funds out to those who need it. Lake County received $13 million in federal funds for covering rent, utilities and internet service.

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.