Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Aug 3, 2021

NIPSCO Coal Power Plant Cooling Tower
Credit John J. Mosesso, USGS

Today: Ashley Williams with “Just Transition NWI” is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk in more detail about a recent report on “Earthjustice” that provides new evidence of community benefits gained by thorough cleanup of toxic coal ash -- rather than leaving it in place.   NIPSCO’s Michigan City Generating Station and others around the country were studied. Indiana University Northwest economist Micah Pollak is being featured in a University-sponsored podcast on research and creative activities.  Pollak has been tracking the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact for months.    The podcast is aside from his own regular Twitter feed on the virus. It offers Micah’s insight on the Delta variant of the virus. Every day, patients with chronic illnesses need blood transfusions.  But what if the blood bank doesn’t have a match?   Side Effects Public Media's Farah Yousry has a report on those waiting to get blood during the pandemic.