Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

Students on the Purdue University Northwest Hammond campus during the summer months
Credit Purdue University Northwest

Today:   We ask Purdue University Northwest Chancellor's chief of staff Richard Rupp:  What happens on both the Hammond and Westville campuses during the summer months, after spring commencement and the end of classes and before a new academic year begins?  (You'll be surprised to learn that a lot happens.)

We also offer another conversaton from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.   The Welcome Projoect collects first-person stories and pairs them with intentional conversations to forge stronger ties across and within our communities.  Today's conversation continues on the topic of the city of Gary. Why did so many people left -- when they didn't really have to?

And northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman joins us in the studio to talk about, among other topics, a new community-based program to offer HOPE to those suffering from trauma.