Regionally Speaking, Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sep 24, 2020

Gary Community Schools manager Paige McNulty is on "Regionally Speaking" with an update on the upcoming referendum vote. We also find out more about the "Families Tackling Tough Times Together" Facebook group established by Purdue University professors, as it begins the fall 2020 phase. And which counties offer the best and worst commutes for local and Indiana motorists? Sam Gross has the state-by-state list compiled for a national website.
Credit Gary Community Schools Facebook page

Today:  We have an updated look at the upcoming school tax referendum for the Gary Community Schools, from the school district's manager Dr. Paige McNulty.  Voters in Gary will be asked in the November general election to approve a tax increase that would bring $8.9 million annually, over eight years, to the Gary Community Schools.  It is a move that district leaders are calling the quickest path toward improving education in the city and ending state intervention.   Purdue University distinguished professor Shelley MacDermid-Wadsworth is back to talk about their successful COVID-19-related Facebook group "Families Tackling Tough Times Together," and its next cycle to begin in October.  Home Instead Care Merrillville owner Sandi Haywood is with us to review the ways to care for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimers' disease during the pandemic or the flu season.  World Alzheimers' Month ends next week.  And Sam Gross with Slacker.com goes down the list to tell us which Indiana counties record the best and worst commutes  -- with a look at northwest Indiana.