Regionally Speaking, Thursday, October 29, 2020

Oct 29, 2020

On "Regionally Speaking," Side Effects Public Media reporter Jake Harper talks about the staffing issues inside Miami Correctional Facility and Jena Bellezza with the Indiana Parenting Institute talks about the two online forums involving bias or child abuse and neglect that she participated in. "Post-Tribune" reporter Carrie Napoleon also talks about her stories in print and online.
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Today:  Jena Bellezza, the COO of the Indiana Parenting Institute, is with us to talk about the two recent online public forums dealing with issues like implicit bias, racism, child abuse and neglect that were part of the series that took the place of an Indiana University Northwest Annual Forum -- that would have been presented in April, had it not been cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic.  Side Effects Public Media's Jake Harper has a report on the staffing problems at the Miami Correctional Facility.    We bring back our  conversation with Gary Community Schools manager Paige McNulty on the tax referendum that is on the Nov. 3rd election ballot, and "Post-Tribune" reporter Carrie Napoleon talks about the stories she put out in print and online.  They include this week's announcement of the Akyumen Industries' plans to move its headquarters to the Midwest and open a big manufacturing facility in Gary.