Regionally Speaking, Monday, December 23, 2019

Dec 23, 2019

Northwest Indiana resident Ryan Farrar is one of the announced candidates for U.S. Congress. He will be listed on the Democratic Party primary election ballot. He joins us in the studio on "Regionally Speaking."
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Today:  Another Democratic Party primary election candidate for First Congressional District is in the studio to talk about the campaign ahead in 2020.  Ryan Farrar, who ran unsuccessfully for Indiana state Senate Dist. 6 in 2018, is now in the field of candidates who are seeking the nomination for Congressman Pete Visckosky's seat.  Farrar says he's centering his campaign around the issue of campaign finance reform.  Heather Ennis with the Northwest Indiana Forum takes a look at the organization's busy 2019 and looks ahead at 2020.  The Forum is a nonprofit focusing on regional economic development, with its current initiative entitled "Ignite The Region."   And we revisit our conversation with northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer about the window of opportunity to convert Roth IRAs.

We also find out the latest on documentary filmmaker Nick Mantis' project about Hammond's master storyteller Jean Shepherd on this week's "Eye on the Arts" conversation.