Lakeshore Public Radio

Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM, initially known as The Lakeshore 89.1FM, first hit the airwaves across Northwest Indiana on January 19, 2010. The station was created after the board of directors for Lakeshore Public Media, which also operates our sister station Lakeshore PBS, saw the need for regional access to a public radio station in order to provide localized up-to-the-minute news and information for NW Indiana residents.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Therese Dorau, Director, Office of Sustainability City of South Bend. You can hear part two of this conversation next week. "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kristina Isabelle, Artistic Director of Kristina Isabelle Dance & Coordinator.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Therese Dorau, Director, Office of Sustainability City of South Bend. You can hear part two of this conversation next week. "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

Ryan Lisek, filling-in for host Carl Lisek on "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Marc Van Dongen, Managing Director Midwest Wind and Solar, LLC. You can hear part two of this conversation next week. "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

Ryan Lisek, filling-in for host Carl Lisek on "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Kevin Kirkham, Manager for New Business NIPSCO. You can hear part two of this conversation next week. "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. You can hear "Green Fleet Radio" every Wednesday here on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM.

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Art Barn School of Art –Art Blitz, 9/19

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Wildfires are nothing new – they’ve been part of the west’s ecology for millennia. But burning fossil fuels and suppressing the burning of forests over the past century have led to larger, more frequent and ever-more catastrophic wildfires.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature Airbrush mural Artist Marco Salazar, next Plein Aire dunescape artist Ginny Takacs, and finally Chicago tour guide and author Adam Seltzer.  Our Spotlight is focused on nerd-rock singer Captain Ambivalent discussing his virtual show featuring his favorite characters.

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The cost and health burdens of electricity production have long been higher for low-income communities of color than for wealthy white ones. But for many of those communities the fossil fuel industry is also a source of jobs, tax dollars, and cheap energy. “It makes it difficult for anyone to speak out against the hand that’s feeding them,” says Ivan Penn, Alternative Energy Reporter for the New York Times. “The NAACP would typically support the positions of the utility companies.” So is the industry an example of community leadership, manipulative greenwashing — or something in between?

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Can art help us process our changing climate? The story of climate change is typically told in the language of facts and figures, graphs and charts. But through dance, music, sculpture and other media, artists can reach people on a deeper and more emotional level, designing cultural moments that can bring us together - and bring us to tears. Choreographer Alonzo King sees the union of art and science as the perfect balancing act. “There is nothing that exists that you can create that does not have science -- it's impossible,” says King. “There's nothing that doesn't have music. It's impossible.” A conversation about art, beauty and humanity in the age of climate disruption.

The Dunes Art Foundation

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Heather Hahn Sullivan, Director of Development & Marketing Dunes Learning Center, talking about A Dunes Affair.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature Rick Levine founder of the Improv Therapy Group, Chicago’s ACT ONE book store, and theater industry newspaper PerformInk. Next we have Chicago-based custom jewelry designer Sue Rosengard discussing her contemporary geometric shaped jewelry. Our Spotlight is on Lakeshore Community Concerts with president Carolyn Borchardt discussing cancellation of their current season and plans for next season.

Coronavirus outbreaks in food markets, food plants, and farmworker communities have impacted food access and put a spotlight on food insecurity. Farmers are hurting as supply chains for fresh, perishable foods shrivel, while food banks have seen a surge in demand that has required distribution support from the National Guard.

“Farmers saw a lot of increased demand direct to consumer, which requires extra labor, extra packaging -- just so much time essentially creating a whole new business model,” says Lisa Held, Senior Reporter with Civil Eats. Will COVID-19 change our food system for good?

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Charles Bradsky, the Transportation Projects Manager for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Joel Ratajack, of Rockopelli, INC., discussing the Rockopelli Music Festival's virtual benefit on September 12th.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature a special interview with three local art teachers about their return to teaching under Covid-19. Next we talk to artist and author Jessie Johnson and his self-taught journey in art.

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Miami may be the poster child of rising waters in the U.S., but further inland, states are grappling with torrential flooding that is becoming the new norm.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Major Gary Gear of the Porter County Sheriff’s Office. "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

This week on Art on the Air we feature Boston based vocalist, author, attorney, and stroke awareness advocate – Valerie Giglio with the release of her new single "RIO" – next mechanical motion kinetic Sculptor, author and photographer/videographer, Gary Justis.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Shawn Seals, Senior Environmental Manager for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.  "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

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Long before the coronavirus began disrupting America’s trillion-dollar meat industry, climate-conscious eaters were looking for ways to reduce the amount of animal protein in their diets by choosing meat manufactured from plants or meat grown in a laboratory from cells of real animals.

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Science has given us a realistic picture of what Earth will look like with unmitigated climate change: increased extreme weather events, crippled economies, and a world where those with the least are the hardest hit. But are those outcomes inevitable? Eric Holthaus doesn’t think so. In his book The Future Earth,´Holthaus argues that the solutions are all available to us.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Shawn Seals, Senior Environmental Manager for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.  "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

This week on Art on the Air, music producer, composer (including numerous famous jingles), and virtuoso Guitarist Les Fradkin, who is also an innovator on the Starr Labs Ztar, plus he was in the Original Cast as George Harrison in the 1970s mega-hit Broadway show, "Beatlemania.”

This week on Art on the Air, we feature original and handmade Jewelry artist Jayde McAloon discussing her Pieces of Jayde Elemental Jewelry projects. Then, we feature Annemarie Marti and her "Mighty Mirth" series of cartoons reflecting uplifting messages of empowerment and healing. Our spotlight is with Amy Navardauskas about the re-opening of the Art Barn with Covid-19 precautions.

Everybody knows the force of Black Lives Matter by now; many millions have been touched directly. But what do you know about  Sisters Unchained, or Families for Justice as Healing, or Say Her Name, or the Muslim Justice League?

This week on Art on the Air we feature SHAM - an alternative rock band based in Mishawaka that includes Sarah, Happy, Abby, & Mel that has a sound is playful & irreverent, raw & mischievous, like the wig-headed child of Nirvana & the B-52s.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks Peter Kimball Regional Planner & Spatial Analyst with Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). "Green Fleet Radio" is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts

John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Janet Bloch, Executive Director for Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

Carl Lisek, host of Green Fleet Radio, talks with Belinda Puetz, Director of Marketing with CountryMark. Green Fleet Radio is made possible by South Shore Clean Cities & the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

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