Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Nov 2, 2021

Credit town of Dune Acres website

Today:  Lou Dzierak, the editor-in-chief of "Outforia," an online resource that encourages everyone to get outdoors, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about a recent survey into home prices near National Parks around the country -- including the Indiana Dunes National Park in Porter County.  The survey showed that  average home prices in the area closest to the park are among the highest home prices in the nation. (Pictured: the view across Lake Michigan from the Dune Acres beaches.) We bring back our conversation with northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer to review the ways to help seniors, and those approaching retirement, keep accelerating healthcare costs in check.   A Valparaiso resident is featured in this week's conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, and Side Effects Public Media reporter Farah Usury has a report on some people travelling thousands of miles from their home countries to the U.S. -- even to Indiana -- to get their COVID-19 vaccination.