Regionally Speaking, Thursday, November 5, 2020

Nov 5, 2020

"Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk his election-related stories, including his conversation with First District Congressional winner Frank Mrvan and Gary Community Schools manager Paige McNulty talks about the school district's successful tax increase referendum in Tuesday's election. And former Congresswoman Jill Long Thompson talks about her book on American democracy, to wrap up an Post-Election Week podcast.
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Today:  Dan Carden, the chief political reporter for the "Times," is on this program with his stories from Tuesday's election which include his conversation with Democrat Frank Mrvan as he waited for the returns that will eventually lead to his victory and to his next assignment: going to Capitol Hill next year as First District Congressman.   Gary Community Schools manager Dr. Paige McNulty is with us to talk about the  school district's successful community-based referendum which will lead to more opportunities and support for students and the first pay raise for Gary teachers in more than a decade.  About 60.2-percent of Gary residents who cast ballots voted "yes" in support of the eight-year tax increase initiative.    And former Indiana Congresswoman Jill Long Thompson talks about her book  "The Character of American Democracy."