Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Credit Indiana Senate Democrats

Today:  An extended conversation with northwest Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian (D) about the 2017 General Assembly session, the issues and the bills that addressed those issues and her thoughts on what might come up on the agenda of the 2018 Indiana Legislature session.

Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer joins us again to talk about the Trump administration tax reform program, as it now exists, and some common-sense advice to high school and college graduates as they get into the workplace and start earning a paycheck.

We bring back our conversation with Valparaiso city parks and recreation department director John Seibert to look at projects nearing completion -- like the Tower Park renovation -- and ones getting started this year.

And Indiana Humanities' "Quantum Leap" STEM thematic series continues today, with a look at an African-American entrepreneur who became an oil tycoon: Lannie H. Smith.