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Regionally Speaking, Monday, October 11, 2021

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Today:   Indiana University Northwest associate dean for student success in the College of Arts and Sciences Kristin Huysken is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about two federal grants -- one of them, a five-year grant totalling $5 million, which will support efforts to increase the number of students graduating with degrees in the STEM field.   The other grant is supporting efforts to allow first-year IUN students make the transition into college, through the "RedHawks Rise" program.  Hoosier Environmental Council executive director Jesse Kharbanda is leaving the post that he's held for the past 13-plus years.  We talk with him about the legacy that he's leaving with the HEC and his next step into the future (which will include writing about the  environment).  And Side Effects Public Media reporter Steph Whitesides speaks with a local public health official about the new vaccine boosters being made available. 

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.