Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Aug 5, 2020

Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics in Ft Wayne is on "Regionally Speaking" with a look at the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the general election and the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the candidates. He also talks about "Vote-by-mail." Lake Central School Corp. superintendent Dr. Larry Veracco is also on, to talk about how his school district's classes will begin a new school year during the pandemic.
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Today: Andy Downs, the director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Ft Wayne is with us to review the state of Hoosier politics during the pandemic, with the statewide candidates seeking votes and finances after the late primary election going into the November general election.  Andy also talks about the issue of "vote-by-mail" -- the push for it that was prompted by COVID-19  and whether it will return in November.  Lake Central School Corp. superintendent Dr. Larry Veracco also joins us to talk about the decision, by his board, for parents to have the choice of in-person or virtual learning for their youngsters as the fall semester begins.  He talks abut how future reviews of, among other factors, local  COVID positivity will play a role in keeping things as they are.