Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jul 31, 2019

Rescue team members bring a swimmer to shore from Lake Michigan. Dave Benjamin from the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is on "Regionally Speaking" today with... among other topics... safety tips in the water.
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Today:   We talk with Dave Benjamin of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project about the alarming number of drownings in Lake Michigan this year -- although he says it's been worse in the past.  He talks about a recent rescue effort that he personally joined in, at Washington Park beach in Michigan City, and offers tips to swmmers when they step into Lake Michigan.  Jena Bellezza with the Indiana Parenting Institute tells about an August 17th conference to be held in the I.U. Northwest's Arts and Sciences Building and Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute joins us to review the measures which were brought up the 2019 General Assembly session that affected Hoosier youth.