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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Today:  Victor Garcia, the executive director of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the Mobile Markets out around the region and how important they are to fighting food insecurity – especially in Hispanic- and Black-populated neighborhoods.  Hispanics make up a big number of the food-insecure in the region -- and many are afraid to use the Mobile Markets because they must prove by ID of being an Indiana resident.  We also bring back our conversation with Gary Chamber of Commerce president Chuck Hughes and Dr. Marlon Mitchell, about what could a life-changing opportunity for many in the city of Gary: a chance for better housing and a better job.   We also have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.