Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019

The proposed Hard Rock Casino in Gary will be looking for employees close to its opening, and Ivy Tech Community College will help train people for the jobs. Dee Dee White talks about the new casino dealer training courses underway at Ivy Tech.
Credit NWI Times - artist's rendering

Today:  We revisit our conversation with Dee Dee White, a workforce specialist with Ivy Tech Community College's Lake County campuses.  She talks about the casino dealer training courses underway and how they can link residents to new jobs proposed at the Hard Rock Casino in Gary.  State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) was with us to talk about the potential review of the two-year state budget that could happen in the next General Assembly session.  And school buses and other school district transportation projects are discussed in the latest edition of "Green Fleet Radio," supported by South Shore Clean Cities and NIRPC. Carl Lisek's guest is Amy Rosa of the Wa-Nee Community School Corp.

And Indiana Public Broadcasting's Samantha Horton reports on how Indiana is moving ahead in the next quest to explore outer space.  She visits a Purdue University lab.