Regionally Speaking, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nov 15, 2018

Neighbors talk in Hammond's Robertsdale neighborhood on May 1, 2018. The former site of Federated Metals, a smelter that operated from 1937 to 1983, can be seen behind the house. Michael Hawthorne of the Tribune is one of the reporters on "Regionally Speaking" today.
Credit Chicago Tribune

Today:   On this "Reporters Roundtable Thursday," we asked "Chicago Tribune" and "Post-Tribune" reporter Michael Hawthorne to talk about his story this week on how an industrial neighbor to homes in Whiting has reportedly contaminated the air, an area already loaded with contaminated soils.  Giles Bruce of the "Times" also joins us, along with "Post-Tribune" reporter Greg Tejeda, to talk about their stories in print and online.  And Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson has a conversation with Indiana Youth Institute executive Tami Silverman on the high opioid and nicotine use in Indiana, as mentioned in recent reports.