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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Today:  Jill Powers with Goodwill Industries of Michiana is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about this Friday's LaPorte Military Veteran Stand Down, an informational and supportive event for veterans and their families.  The event takes place once again this year at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds, but it is an "in-person" event.  Last year's Military Stand Down was a drive-through event because of the COVID-19  pandemic.  Foster Success president and CEO Maggie Stevens also joins us to talk about the project the organization did with the Indiana Commission on Higher Education, to survey Indiana public colleges and universities about the ways they support students facing housing and food insecurities isues.  She talks about the report with data gathered from about 76% of the campuses surveyed, and more about food pantries and emergency funds available to students.  The report can be found here on the Foster Success website.

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.