Regionally Speaking, Monday, October 19, 2020

Oct 19, 2020

Senator Birch Bayh, D-IN, on the right during the Senate hearings in 1980 that led to passage of the Bayh-Dole Act. Chris Bayh, his son, and former Bayh staffer Joe Allen talk about the 40th anniversary of the bipartisan act that led to business innovation on "Regionally Speaking."
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Today:  Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on anything these days -- but it wasn't always that way.   Forty years ago, then-U.S. Senators Birch Bayh of Indiana and Bob Dole of Kansas agreed that the country's public research and development system was inefficient and they worked "across the aisle" to fix it.  On today's program, Birch Bayh's son Chris and Joe Allen, one of Bayh's former staffers, talk about the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act and its major importance to the U.S. economy.  We bring you the first of a series of Darian Benson's conversations on young women who are pushing for change in their Indiana communities.  And Indiana Public Broadcasting's Justin Hicks spoke with an activist who has turned one block of Main Street in Goshen into a lightning rod for political tension, and perhaps, even conversation.