Regionally Speaking, Thursday, October 5, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

A South Shore Line train moves through Michigan City. Gov. Eric Holcomb urges VP Mike Pence to support the request for federal funding for the "Double Tracking" project, one of the stories on today's Reporters Roundtable.
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Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable edition of "Regionally Speaking,"we talk with Dan Carden and Rob Earnshaw of the "Times of Northwest Indiana," Greg Tejeda of the "Post-Tribune," Stan Maddux -- a LaPorte County correspondent for the "Times" and "South Bend Tribune" as well as newsman for two Laporte radio stations -- and we also have conversations from northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente and Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson.

Just a few of the topics this week: Dan's story about changes in Indiana criminal law that have an impact on the "age of consent" and the effort to fight sexually-explicit photos --  Rob's look into a probe involving a Winfield Town Councilman and an attorney, as well as sewers and a subdivision in Winfield -- Stan's reports on drugs smuggled into the LaPorte County Jail and a LaPorte government watch dog losing a defamation case over comments that were made to a County Commissioner -- Michael's conversation with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Sharon's conversation with Congressman Pete Visclosky.