Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Jan 13, 2021

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Bente Bouthier has a report on the beginning steps to get older Hoosiers vaccinated against the coronavirus.  Hoosiers 70 and older can now sign up for vaccination appointments.  Dr Indra Frank with the Hoosier Environmental Council is also with us to talk about the Jan. 14 public policy forum about efforts in the General Assembly to improve the safety of coal ash disposal in the Hoosier State.
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Today:  Dr. Indra Frank, the environmental health and water policy director at the Hoosier Environmental Council, tells us about two bills now before the Indiana General Assembly that, if passed and enacted into law, would make improvements in coal ash disposal procedures for Hoosier coal-fired power plants.  State Representative Pat Boy and State Senator Karen Tallian are co-sponsors.  Dr. Frank has more on an online policy forum on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. on the subject of coal ash disposal.  Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Rebeca Thiele has a feature on the impact of power plant closings on the communities in which they are located.  The latest news on COVID-19 vaccines given out locally and across the state, and a report on how legislators are addressing redrawing political boundaries are also topics on the program today.