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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Today:  Award-winning historian-journalist-author-playwright Jeff Biggers is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about his play "Kaminski's Lot," which will be performed at IU Northwest beginning next week.  Biggers is the Gary campus Climate Narrative Playwright-in-Residence.  The Climate Season Project is a year-long initiative combining arts, climate change awareness and campus community outreach and engagement.  Side Effects Public Media reporter Carter Barrett visited a western Indiana city to learn more about "community para-medicine, which aims at preventing emergencies in the first place.  And Michael Letts, the founder and president of "In-Vest-USA," a national grassroots nonprofit that provides bullet-proof vests to law enforcement across the country, talks about a slaying in Houston which should never had happened, if the officers who responded had been wearing special vests.

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.