Regionally Speaking, Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jan 9, 2020

"Times" Statehouse and government reporter Dan Carden talks about his stories as the 2020 General Assembly session begins and "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson discusses her stories on "Regionally Speaking" Reporters' Roundtable Thursday.
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Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday we talk to Dan Carden, who covers Lake County and state government stories for the "Times," about what he put out in print and online and to "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson.  Dan's stories were on the first days of the 2020 General Assembly session and the announcement from State Senator Eddie Melton of Gary that he was discontinuing his gubernatorial campaign.  Carole talked at length with outgoing Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on her accomplishments as she was leaving office -- and Karen's regrets on things she worked on while Mayor that she had to leave to her successor Jerome Prince.  Carole also talks about the new Lake Station Mayor, Bill Carroll, and about the Gary gun violence rally and vigil  held on Wednesday afternoon. 

We have another edition of "INsiders" from "Inside Indiana Business," where host Gerry Dick reviews the statewide events of 2019 and business stories ahead in 2020 with his guests Jennifer Hallowell, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz and Ball State University professor Michael Hicks.