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Regionally Speaking: What is behind Indiana's brain drain?

Regionally Speaking Brain Drain with Chris Chyung
United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

How many are familiar with the term brain drain? Brain drain is simply the export of highly trained and skilled people to other parts of the country. But what are the effects of brain drain on the state of Indiana and NWI in particular? The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently released a report called “Indiana’s Leaking Talent Pipeline” and the report determined the Hoosier state needs to “lift up the educational attainment and workforces skills of its citizenry.” Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney speak with Chris Chyung a millennial and the the senior campaign manager for the State House to White House Initiative at the Center for American Progress. As a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, Chyung served on the committees for Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, Roads and Transportation, and Financial Institutions; and he was ranking minority member of the Local Government Committee.

As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.
As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving of her time, talent and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership and her favorite quote is Leadership is service not position by Tim Fargo.