Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Jun 17, 2020

We talk with Gary firefighter and VP of "One Love Firefighter Association," Tyrone Jackson Jr., about his recent comments made on Facebook that stirred up controversy involving Fire Chief Sean O'Donnell. Mayor Jerome Prince is supporting his new fire chief. Purdue University economist Larry DeBoer also talks about the school referenda questions on the June 2nd election ballot, an election changed by COVID-19.
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Today:  We revisit our conversation with Franciscan Health's  Dr. Erica Kauffman West about a study on how well "convalescent plasma" can treat coronavirus patients.  Purdue University economist Larry DeBoer is back to talk about the public school referenda questions on the June 2nd primary election ballot, an election changed by COVID-19 and by so many people using "vote-by-mail."  And mid-way through the program, we talk with Gary firefighter Tyrone Jackson Jr., whose recent remarks on his Facebook page about Fire Chief Sean O'Donnell have led to controversy.  It's Jackson's chance to tell his side of the story, after hearing on Tuesday from Mayor Jerome Prince and Chief O'Donnell.