Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Donors give blood at a record attempt for blood donations in Rutland, Vt., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Some local hospitals are encouraging survivors of COVID-19 to donate their blood to help others fight the disease.
Credit Toby Talbot/AP Photo

Franciscan Health  took part of national study of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19. Infectious disease specialist  Dr. Erica Kaufman West tells us all about it. Aaliyah Stewart is Merrillville teen with plans to build a youth center in her native Gary. In spite of a slowdown caused by COVID-19, 19 she tells us she is hoping to have the youth center opened by fall 2020. We revisit a conversation with Indiana University Northwest professors Charles Hobson and Micah Pollak who were recently in the studio to talk about a study that they along with colleague Bala Arshanapali conducted on military-friendly businesses -- and learned that hiring veterans is good for business.   And, we bring you a special edition of Building Northwest Indiana.