Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Jan 2, 2019

Today:    One of the major programs for Lake Area United Way is to help working-poor families affordable healthcare and livage-wage jobs.  We bring back our conversation with the United Way's chief executive Lisa Daugherty on the goals in 2019.  We also have "Howey Politics Indiana" creator Brian Howey with the big Indiana political stories of 2018 and on how the 2019 General Assembly session will look, with the issues and personalities involved.  State Rep. Chris Chuyng is one of them, and he tells about the work he's undertaken with Griffith town officials to deal with its poor relief issues -- one of the big reasons the town wanted to secede from Calumet Township.

"Green Fleet Radio" from South Shore Clean Cities reviews some of the conversations in 2018.  Lauri Keagle is in for host Carl Lisek with her interview of the technology integration program manager with the U.S. Department of Energy.  And Ollie, our "friend in fur," is back with more, in a wrapup of 2018.  "Ask Ollie" is supported by the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.