Today: A conversation with city of Valparaiso Economic Development Director Patrick Lyp on two major 2017 projects: the implementation of the Bike Share program and efforts to create a larger parking lot for the city's Chicago Dash commuter bus service between Valparaiso and Chicago. The Bike Share program is a joint project of the city and Valparaiso University. The city is looking at buying and transforming much of the old Anco wiper blade factory site into a new bus depot and parking lot.
James Wallace of Indiana University Northwest joins us to talk about the February 28th Jazz History Concert, one of the major public events in the Gary campus' 2017 Black History Month series.
Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore reports on the budget issues between Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and the County Council. And we have a conversation with Lafayette Journal and Courier columnist Dave Bangert on the budgetary issues leading the plans to close St. Joseph's College for the next academic year. The first of the employee pre-closing layoffs will happen next month.