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Michael Puente

  • Friday, April 1, 2022 marked our final ‘Off Mic’ show for Lakeshore Public Radio. I started this show about three years ago. Over the years I’ve had a lot of fun and gave me the opportunity to try new things. The show ‘Off Mic’ was an opportunity for me to go beyond the local reporting I do on WBEZ and it’s been a joy and a lot of hard work behind the scenes to put together a weekly show. Thank
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 marked our final ‘Off Mic’ show for Lakeshore Public Radio. I started this show about three years ago. Over the years I’ve had a lot of fun and gave me the opportunity to try new things. The show ‘Off Mic’ was an opportunity for me to go beyond the local reporting I do on WBEZ and it’s been a joy and a lot of hard work behind the scenes to put together a weekly show. Thank
  • School choice has been around for nearly two decades in Indiana. Is it working the way it should? What else can be done to improve the system? Cesar Roman of the Institute for Quality Education, based in Indianapolis, gives us some answers.
  • School choice has been around for nearly two decades in Indiana. Is it working the way it should? What else can be done to improve the system? Cesar Roman of the Institute for Quality Education, based in Indianapolis, gives us some answers.
  • The Black Fire Brigade is an outside group whose mission is to boost the ranks of Black firefighters in Chicago. It recruits, trains and mentors men and women in minority communities.
  • The Region took a big hit with Snowmageddon 2022! As Latino communities grow across the Hoosier state, there’s a push to get more representation at the Statehouse and how are the latest COVID-19 trends affecting the northwest Indiana economy.
  • The Region took a big hit with Snowmageddon 2022! As Latino communities grow across the Hoosier state, there’s a push to get more representation at the Statehouse and how are the latest COVID-19 trends affecting the northwest Indiana economy.
  • A homicide took place outside of an East Chicago bar early on Christmas morning. Police are trying to find clues to the homicide Could a recent raid be tied to politics? . Also talk about another local political soap opera regarding the Lake County Sheriff’s office has many chiming in with their thoughts. All of this on Off Mic…
  • A homicide took place outside of an East Chicago bar early on Christmas morning. Police are trying to find clues to the homicide Could a recent raid be tied to politics? . Also talk about another local political soap opera regarding the Lake County Sheriff’s office has many chiming in with their thoughts. All of this on Off Mic…
  • Today on Off Mic: Money, money and more money is coming to Indiana as well as the rest of the country as part of the president’s $1.2 Trillion investing…