Today on Off Mic, the numbers continue to look ugly in the battle against COVID-19 across the country and in Northwest Indiana. We talk to a local expert on the latest numbers and the challenges facing us. And we’ll hear a report on worker complaints to OSHA on COVID-19 issues such as pressuring employees to come in even if they are sick; And the Grammy nominations came out recently with some noticeable snubs. Who gets to vote and what is the process like? We talked to one voting member of the Grammy Awards. He’s actually a very familiar voice. All this on Off Mic.
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?
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.
Today on Off Mic, The national jobless rate is at its highest level since the Great Depression with nearly every sector of the economy taking a hit. That includes the media. We speak to Rich Jackson, the so called “Homeless Editor” who gaining national attention after being laid off recently by a newspaper in Indiana. And, putting a face on those who work in meat processing plants; Meanwhile, the race for Congress in Northwest Indiana is heating up. We talk to candidate Sebrina Haake about her campaign; And when will the boys of summer get back to work?