Michael Puente

This week on "Off Mic," Michael Puente talks about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the fallout of the cheating scandal in Major League Baseball, and just what goes into the votes for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Today on Off Mic, we remember a political trailblazer whose memory will be remembered beginning today. Love him or not, Richard Gordon Hatcher left his mark on Northwest Indiana. We take a look back at his tenure as mayor of Gary, the fall out and his legacy. And, if you think Baby Yoda couldn’t get any more cute, wait until you hear what we have.

On this episode of Off Mic: What’s next for Star Plaza area? Firefighters, East Chicago Mayor at odds and a book about bullies and zombies.

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Michael Puente hosts the latest edition of "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

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In this episode … we talk to a man who wants to open a new restaurant in Gary but the city wants to tear down not just the building, but the entire block. We hear about a conference this weekend that takes a look at the music of the Calumet Region from Chicago’s far south side to Northwest Indiana, I debate with a longtime local rock disc jockey on whether entertainers like Whitney Houston and Notorious BIG should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we hear about a film documentary about one of the pioneers of aviation who did much of his work on the Indiana Dunes, and we also examine the changing landscape of the region’s casino market.

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."