Today: We invited Jena Balezza and Kendra Johnson with the Indiana Parenting Institute and Fred Jackson with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education's 21st Century Scholars Program into the studio to talk about the August 18th Northwest Indiana "Parent Celebration and Education Expo," to be held at Indiana University Northwest's Arts and Sciences Building in Gary. It's an opportunity for parents to learn how the educational system works, the options it provides to families and how to access its benefits. There are a lot of events and topics they'll discuss that will be featured this weekend.
Michelle Meadows of the Gary Area Career Center joins us to talk about a "Lowe's Heroes" project at the center on August 18th and 19th, where store employees volunteer to help "spruce up" the exterior of the building that is being used for Ivy Tech Community College classes.
We offer another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University. The Welcome Project collects first-person stories and pairs these with intentional conversatons to help forge stronger ties within and across our communities. And Indiana Public Broadcasting's Julia Meeks talks with native Hoosier, educator and author B. J. Hollars about his new book on the Freedom Riders of the civil rights movement in America.