Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020

Edgewater Health president-CEO Dr. Donita Johnson Hughes wrote a guest column for the "Post-Tribune." She talks about it on "Regionally Speaking." Crown Point Community Library director Julie Wendorf and Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy also talk about how their organizations are dealing with the pandemic and -- for Mayor Murphy -- about police-community relations in light of the recent protests.
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Today:  Dr. Donita Johnson Hughes, the president and CEO at Edgewater Health, is with us to talk about the guest column she wrote for the "Post-Tribune" entitled "The Pandemic, The Police and Politics."    It is a column with her thoughts on the issues of  the coronavirus crisis, racial disparity, relations between minorities and police and the political conditions of the day.  Julie Wendorf, director of the Crown Point Community Library, joins us to talk about the reopening of the Crown Point and Winfield branches on June 15th when the governor's plan allowed it to happen.  The Lake County Public Library is going through the reopening process right now, with the Merrillville branch to reopen on Monday.  And Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy talks about his city's ongoing efforts toward equality with established organizations working with police and citizens, how the community's coping during the COViD-19 pandemic and the city's  big plans for the July 4th holidays.