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Region Nerd Alert is back and we have some catching up to do! Netflix has been putting out some A1 shows lately including The Queen’s Gambit! Apple TV surprisingly is getting some traction. as well as HBO Max! Also NEXT GEN CONSOLES ARE HERE. Come Nerd Out with us on the next Region Nerd Alert!

For the last Halloween Special of Region Nerd Alert we are going to have a virtual extravaganza! We are getting dressed up, tasting some weird candy, and really going all out for this Halloween podcast, on Halloween Night! Come spoop out!

Today on Off Mic: Hope in a Bottle: Northwest Indiana sportswriter Mike Hutton participates in a trial for a COVID-19 vaccine; And, what does the future hold for two prominent Hoosiers: Vice President Mike Pence and former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg;  And, can a casino open during a pandemic?

One of the true regional stars on the rise, Ms. Dukes will discuss her career, her influences and her forthcoming original music album. She and Byrd will perform a pair of songs live on air and a studio recording of her original song, "Same Things," will have it's worldwide radio debut.

Today on Off Mic

  As the world awaits the finally numbers for the presidential race, we’ll talk about the state of national politics and in Northwest Indiana. We talk with Tony Walker, Gary attorney and former chair of the Indiana Judicial Disciplinary Commission, on local politics. We talk to Akilia McCain who is the newest member of the Gary School Board. And, an update  on the White Sox selection of Tony La Russa as its new manager.

"Hey Yo" listen to what we "Say-O" We have Tribute Artist Red NOT Chili Peppers LIVE in studio right here on Midwest Beat!

The Catholic Divide:

Today on Off Mic: We are just days away from the Presidential election. Millions have already voted but some will on vote on election day. This election has caused a divide among Roman Catholic voters who to support and what does it mean to be a devout Catholic? We speak to several Roman Catholics in Chicago and here in Northwest Indiana, including a former priest who answers the question: Can you be a devote Catholic and still support a pro-choice nominee like Joe Biden?

Who says Halloween has to be scary? Here at Region Nerd Alert, we can have a great time without the spookiness! We are inside our virtual avatars again costume shopping in VR Chat all while talking about our favorite Halloween stuff that doesn't necessarily go BUMP in the night! Come Spoop out!

We are more than half way through the spooky month of October and Region Nerd Alert is on episode 3 of its halloween podcast special! This week we have the Hammond Public Library on to talk about their virtual comic convention Fanfest as well as the legendary author of the Haunted Indiana series Mark Marimen! 

Back in the day when we were mere neanderthals, we were scared of slimy reptiles, chunky spiders, and sharp clawed monsters. As homosapiens we have kept many of those core scares but now we have incorporated new creep factors such as Zombies, Vampires, and...6 ft animatronic children’s pizza place furry characters. Come Spoop out on the next region nerd as we discuss what makes us go bump in the night right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm

 

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally aired on 10-09-20 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.

GUEST: RACHEL BROOKE

For this week's program, host Tom Lounges welcomed down the incredible Midwest music talent, RACHEL BROOKE, to discuss her career, life during COVID as a musician, and the making of her latest album, "The Loneliness In Me," which she says is the most "honest" to who she really is as a person. 

Today on Off Mic ….

Immigration is a major issue in the upcoming presidential election. But the issues surrounding immigration isn’t just for border states like Texas or California. It affects Northwest Indiana as well. Today, demonstrators are demanding that the Gary Chicago International Airport stop allowing federal officials to use it to fly undocumented immigrants out of the country. We also talk to the author of a book that details the history of Latino support for the GOP. And, we talk to one Latino supporter for President Trump.

That's right. It's Time. It's going to get spooky. We are finally in the Halloween season and that means Region Nerd Alert has kicked off its 2nd annual “Halloween-Themed-Podcast-Happy-Time” To start off the season we talk about our favorite most iconic horror movie actors! And for a kicker we double check if you can stream them online right now!

Sony has had some BIG announcements in their recent press release, including the one we’ve all been waiting for, THE PRICE. Just in time for the holiday season. On the next Region Nerd Alert we talk about the updates, comparisons with not only its competitors, but its past releases from the Playstation to the PS4. 

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, SEPT. 25th @ on 89.1FM-The Lakeshore

This edition's MUSICAL GUEST is classic rock guitar great, Ricky Byrd, a former member of Joan Jett's Blackhearts and a popular and in-demand side and session player with a cavalcade of other top stars.

Painting the town red. Literally. A new public arts program in Gary hopes to turn abandoned structures into works of art; And, the issue of child abuse and neglect takes center stage in an on-line conference today sponsored by IUN in Gary; Reliving Purdue University Northwest’s celebration of Day of the Dead; And, the Cubs and Sox are struggling but they play a big series tonight all before the playoffs start in this COVID-19 era. All this on off mic.

Join Chef Nick as he speaks to the head guy over at Albano's Pasta house and boy is his food great! Listen to this very great episode of Let's Eat with Chef NIck!

Chris Nolte speaks with Rober Johnson about his work with ZOOM 

Chris Nolte speaks with Nicky Jackson about criminal justice reform

Chris Nolte speaks to Young Kim about disenfectants with food coloring

Chris Nolte Speaks with Robert Blaszkiewicz talks about COVID Thermal Scanners

Chris Nolte Speaks with Steve Coxhead about the Rail System in NWI

Chris Nolte talks to Hannah News about the latest updates on gaming in NWI

Chris Notle Speaks with the Good Folks On Positive Vibes

Chris Nolte Speaks with the good folks from Meals On Wheels and how their operations are running in spite of the pandemic

Regionally Speaking's Chrisnolte speaks with realto Craig Fendling

Guilty Pleasures are usually something to be hid far away in a closet somewhere that are consumed when no one is around to watch. But here at region nerd alert we embrace all your guilty pleasures tv shows, movies, and music. We won't make fun of you...too much. Come Nerd Out with Region Nerd Alert Every Saturday at 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1fm

Join Chef Nick for some great breakfast food as well as great home cooked meals from B and B's Cafe from Crown Point right here on Let's Eat!

Today on Off Mic …..We remember the events of Sept 11 – and how the day shaped who we are today. We talk about a new book that claims President Trump downplayed the severity of the coronavirus back in March. Did the famous writer have a duty to report those claims as soon as he found out? And its up, up and away for comic book stores. And we talk a little White Sox, Cubs and Bears.

Regionally Speaking's Chris Nolte Speaks With Ruth Needlemen

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