Regionally Speaking, Thursday, October 15, 2020

Oct 15, 2020

Genesis Towers Senior high-rise is one of the Gary Housing Authority's facilites that will be included in the effort to help GHA residents bridge the digital divide. GHA officials Julian March and Jose Ibarra are on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about it and "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson tells more about her story on a visit to Gary by the national president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Credit Gary Housing Authority

Today:    Julian Marsh, the executive director of the Gary Housing Authority, and his Director of Resident Services Jose Ibarra are with us to talk about the new partnership with ConnectHomeUSA with its effort to bridge the digital divide for residents in its HUD-assisted housing units around the city.  The initiative will mean residents will have access to services like digital literacy training.  "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson joins us to talk about her story of the visit by the national president of the largest teachers' union, Randi Weingarten, to Gary on Wednesday.  She praised the Gary Community Schools' $72 million tax referendum, which is on the November 3rd general election ballot.  And Craig Miller with Franciscan Health has details about the healthcare system's 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week Virtual Urgent Care service available for minor illnesses and injuries.