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Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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Today:  Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about Thursday evening's Hohman Avenue Redesign Project public meeting at the HUB of Innovation. The first phase of the project will slow down traffic on Hohman Avenue and make the historic downtown district more conducive for future development.  (pictured is a planners' conception of part of the Hohman Avenue area, from the city's historic downtown Hammond master plan). Mayor McDermott will also talk about other city economic development projects like Oxbow Landing -- and he'll speak briefly about the initial work on his 2022 campaign for U.S. Senate. We also bring back our conversation with Penelope Love with the Aetna Manor Revitalization Program, currently going on in a community outside Gary that was a bustling community before the Steel City was even conceived. 

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.