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 Mike Dahlmann, President & CEO of Best Equipment Company.

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Carmen Vincent about her upcoming documentary "Teacher of Patience."

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Peter Kimball, Regional Planner/Spatial Analyst, at Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).

This week on ART ON THE AIR features the new owner/publisher of the Chesterton Tribune, Don Hurd sharing his storied career saving local newspapers. Next Lubeznik Center’s Exhibition Director Lora Fosberg discusses her art and the new exhibit opening June 14th also featuring our talk with Chicago artist Phyllis Bramson in the exhibit.

Our Spotlight is with Chicago Street Theatre director, Michael Glorioso discussing the June 11th opening of Heathers, The Musical.

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Tito Sanchez-Williams, Elise Kermani, and Steve Scott talking about  Dunes Summer Theatre season premier musical, Forever Plaid opening June 4th.  Phillip Potempa discuses his one-man show, Winchell – On The Air on June 10th  at The Center for Visual & Performing Arts.

Our Spotlight is with Porter County Library Director, Jesse Butz about their summer reading program.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Kathy Luther, Chief of Staff and Environmental Director Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). 

FRIDAY, MAY 21 1- 3 PM
GUEST: THE JUNIORS

The Juniors will have the pleasure of being on the “Midwest Beat” with Tom Lounges on Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM 1pm-3pm. Tune in to hear talk about their upcoming show at the HSNI Critter Ride at Valpo Harley next Sun. May 30th to benefit homeless and abused animals. They will also be playing a couple tunes live on air!

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Kathy Luther, Chief of Staff and Environmental Director Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). 

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired TUESDAY, MAY 18th on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio 

Musical Guest: SEAN LATHAM -- Director of the Institute of Bob Dylan Studies at The University of Tulsa & editor of "The World Of Bob Dylan"

Singer, songwriter, and performer only scratch the surface of the powerful entity that is Robert Zimmerman, aka BOB DYLAN, who sprung upon the world from the unlike community of Hibbing, Minnesota to transform popular music of various genres, poetry, pop culture, and certainly the politics of a turbulent era.

Lyrics that at first often make little sense -- have over the years, become the topic of deep discussion in think tank scenarios by experts in various fields of literature, musicology, political science, and various aspects of the arts.

It is a daunting task to talk about Bob Dylan in just an hour's time, but that is the task I will attempt with this evening's special guest --- SEAN LANHAM -- the Director of the Institute of Bob Dylan Studies at The University of Tulsa.

Mr. Lanham is the editor of the new Cambridge University Press release -- "The World Of Bob Dylan" -- a collection of essays from a bevy of greatly respected writers and musicologists about the impact Bob Dylan has had on the world during his 80 years of life.

Mr. Lanham also directs the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, edits the James Joyce Quarterly, and has written or edited ten books on modern culture. More: https://dylan.utulsa.edu/


In partnership with the Legacy Foundation, "Neighborhood Voice" brings you conversations from Northwest Indiana about the COVID-19, the vaccine, and barriers to accessing it. Erica Fizer talks with Dr. Vincent Sevier, Cheif Medical Officer for Methodist Hospitals.

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago based artist and illustrator Reina Marie Urban who reveals how her art aided her own struggles with depression. Next we have textile artist, art and yoga therapist, Lisa Nelson Raabe, whose work with repetitive forms is revealed stitch by stitch.

Our Spotlight is with Tom Byelick and Ms Michelle about Tomfoolery Fun Club’s returning to Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame on June 5th.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Geof Benson, Executive Director of the Dunes Learning Center. 

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Sally Selwan and John Buranosky’s podcast about growing up in Whiting Indiana called, Cigarettes, TAB, and Tampons. Next we feature Jeanni Wilkening and Kathleen Ulm of Arts Alive reviving Whiting’s Studio 659 with their June 4th exhibit called Pandemic.

Our Spotlight is with Amy Navardauskas discussing Art Barn’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibit running May 15 through July 8th with an Artist Reception on June 5th.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, MAY 7th on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio

Musical Guest: JAMES HOLVAY  -- Songwriter/Performer

Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana sets the table for "Let's Eat!"

In partnership with the Legacy Foundation, "Neighborhood Voice" brings you conversations from Northwest Indiana about the COVID-19, the vaccine, and barriers to accessing it. Erica Fizer talks with Andrea Sherwin, President and CEO of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI).

Carl Lisek, host for Green Fleet Radio, talks with Shawn Seals, Senior Environmental Manager for the State of Indiana.

In partnership with the Legacy Foundation, "Neighborhood Voice" brings you conversations from Northwest Indiana about the COVID-19, the vaccine, and barriers to accessing it. Erica Fizer talks with Maranda Fishback, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Legacy Foundation.

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Debra Silvert and Paul Bowman of Duo Sequenza discussing their Project Listen Up! which due to Covid is going virtual this year with the help of Lakeshore PBS and Art On The Air. Our episode will feature Jorge Muniz’ South Shore Suite composed for Duo Sequenza based on musical interpretations Northwest Indiana.

Our Spotlight is with Suzy Vance and Nancy Schwab about The Depot Museum and Gallery June 11th opening and their 5 x 5 Exhibit.

This week on ART ON THE AIR features, our conversation with the newly appointed music director for LaPorte County Symphony, Dr Carolyn Watson.  Next we welcome back musician Michelle Shafer who will share excerpts from her new album coming out this summer

Our Spotlight is with Porter County Library Director, Jesse Butz about the May 12th opening of the new Rotary Library Garden.

In partnership with the Legacy Foundation, "Neighborhood Voice" brings you conversations from Northwest Indiana about the COVID-19, the vaccine, and barriers to accessing it. Erica Fizer talks with Tracy Lewis, Executive Director of Community Advocates of Northern Indiana.

Join Chef Nick as he has some tasty brews from Zorn on this special episode of Let's Eat!

Lauri Keagle, fill-in host for Green Fleet Radio, talks with George Topoll, Trustee for Union Township of Porter County & Chair for Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s Full Commission.

Lauri Keagle, fill-in host for Green Fleet Radio, talks with Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prarie).

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago artist Diana Leviton Gondek discussing her own art and art education journey.

Next we have Art 4 Theatre of South Bend director Mark Albin and Aaron Albin discussing their online-only production of the 1998 Tony Award-winning musical, Ragtime running through May 2nd.

Our Spotlight is with Trent Albert discussing Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club’s photography contest with entries being accepted through June 30th.

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on FRIDAY, APRIL 9th on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio 

This program is a 2-part episode with concert production company MUSH MUSIC, LLC and one of the many rock bands the company is presenting as live music returns to concert halls as COVID pandemic numbers drop and restrictions start to ease up.

HOUR ONE:  IN -STUDIO GUEST:  PAUL PANICALI of MUSH MUSIC     

The Chicagoland music and event promoter PAUL PANICALI discussed the return of live concerts in the Great Lakes Region following the year of COVID- shut downs. 

There was also discussion about some of the shows and bands has promoted in the past, and ones that he is working on bringing to the area in the coming months of 2021, many being presented at Hobart Art Theatre, including an April show with Southern Rockers, JACKYL.  Songs by some of those artists -- hed PE, Buckcherry, Fasterpussycat, Jackyl, L.A. Guns, and others were featured during the program.

HOUR TWO:
GUEST: 
JESSE JAMES DUPREE of JACKYL    

Colorful rocker JESSE JAMES DUPREE talked about his years of rockin' with JACKYL, their music, their current tour plans and his own line of Spirits. 

An assortment of JACKYL songs were also played during the second half of the program, in and around the segments of interview chatter...

Lauri Keagle, fill-in host for Green Fleet Radio, talks with Charles Bradsky, of NIRPC.

In partnership with the Legacy Foundation, "Neighborhood Voice" brings you conversations from Northwest Indiana about the COVID-19, the vaccine, and barriers to accessing it. Erica Fizer talks with Jennifer Malone, of Northwest Indiana Community Action.

This week on ART ON THE AIR features the artesian woodworking of Michigan City’s Nicole Shaeffer creating custom design woodcraft pieces. Next we have FamFolk’s Meg Demakas talking about her innovative Mission to Mars project.

Our Spotlight is with Dale Popovich discussing his upcoming virtual watercolor workshop offered thought the  Chesterton Art Center in April and May.

Lauri Keagle, fill-in host for Green Fleet Radio, talks with Mitch Barloga, of NIRPC.

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