Building Northwest Indiana

Tuesday: 7:23A, 12:00P, 4:21P
  • Local Host Kevin Comerford, Dewey Pearman, Dr. James J. Arendas

The Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana hosts “Building Northwest Indiana Radio,” interviewing guests in the Lakeshore Public Radio studios in Merrillville to provide the listener insight into the northwest Indiana professional construction industry.  Guests will discuss an array of topics including current and future construction projects that are shaping the region, career opportunities within construction, as well as public policy initiatives affecting construction. 

 

Kevin Comerford, host of "Building Northwest Indiana," talks with Ty Warner, Executive Director of the Northwest Indiana Planning Commission. The Northwest Indiana Planning Commission, otherwise known as "NIRPC" provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment, and economic development.

Tune in to learn more during Morning Edition, Regionally Speaking and All Things Considered on Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1fm or streaming online at Lakeshorepublicradio.org. 

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Kevin Comerford, host of "Building Northwest Indiana," talks with Ty Warner, Executive Director of the Northwest Indiana Planning Commission. The Northwest Indiana Planning Commission, otherwise known as "NIRPC" provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment, and economic development.

Tune in to learn more during Morning Edition, Regionally Speaking and All Things Considered on Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1fm or streaming online at Lakeshorepublicradio.org

This week on “Building Northwest Indiana Radio” host Kevin Comerford of the Construction Advancement Foundation continues his conversation with Bill Hanna, President and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, to discuss the Northwest Indiana Double Tracking Project.

This project plan details proposed improvements to the South Shore Line traveling approximately 25 miles through Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties, and the communities of Gary, Portage, Ogden Dunes, Dune Acres, Beverly Shores, Pines and Michigan City, Indiana. The project’s main component is to add a second track to the single-track route, and move the street-running tracks along 10th and 11th Streets in Michigan City. This will allow the South Shore Line to add trains for more frequent service, reduce delays and improve travel times.

Tune in to find out how this project will enhance quality of life for Northwest Indiana residents during Morning Edition, Regionally Speaking and All Things Considered on Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1fm or streaming online at Lakeshorepublicradio.org

On this week’s segment of Building Northwest Indiana, Bill Hanna, President and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority discusses the West Lake Corridor Project.

On this edition of "Building Northwest Indiana," Kevin Comerford talks with Bill Hanna about the West Lake corridor project on the South Shore Line.

Provided / Indiana Regional Development Authority

This week on “Building Northwest Indiana Radio” host Kevin Comerford (Directior of Professional Development with for the Construction Advancement Foundation) sits down with Sherri Ziller, Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority to discuss the future of the transit development districts and thier role in moving Northwest Indiana towards it's full economic development potential. Tune in to find out what lies ahead for the local construction industry during Morning Edition, Regionally Speaking and All Things Considered on Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1fm or streaming online at Lakeshorepublicradio.org

This week on "Building Northwest Indiana Radio" the topic of discussion will be the Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, an organization that addresses the issue of low minority participation in union building trades. Host Kevin Comerford sits down with Northwest Indiana union journeyman electrician and the Northwest Indiana Coordinator of the Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, Roman Bronson. Tune in on Tuesday to part two of this two-part segment to learn about the Indiana Plan’s efforts for diversity in the union construction industry during Morning Edition, Regionally Speaking and All Things Considered on Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1fm or streaming online at Lakeshorepublicradio.org

This week on "Building Northwest Indiana Radio" the topic of discussion will be the Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, an organization that addresses the issue of low minority participation in union building trades. Host Kevin Comerford sits down with Northwest Indiana union journeyman electrician and the Northwest Indiana Coordinator of the Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, Roman Bronson. Tune in on Tuesday to part one of this two-part segment to learn about the Indiana Plan’s efforts for diversity in the union construction industry during Morning Edition, Regionally Speaking and All Things Considered on Lakeshore Public Radio – 89.1fm or streaming online at Lakeshorepublicradio.org

This week on “Building Northwest Indiana Radio” host Kevin Comerford (Directior of Professional Development with for the Construction Advancement Foundation) sits down with Indiana University Northwest Associate Professor of Economics, Micah Pollak, to talk economics in the Northwest Indiana Construction Industry. They discuss automation, globalization, changing technology and the impact it has had on the regional economy. 

This week on "Building Northwest Indiana" Jacob Lenson, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Planning at Purdue Northwest, sits down with host Kevin Comerford to discuss the newest building at Purdue Northwest's Hammond Campus. Listen in as they discuss construction planning strategy, budget, timeline and the benefits it will bring to the Northwest Indiana campus.

Building Northwest Indiana makes its radio debut on Lakeshore Public Radio. Kevin Comerford talks with Dewey Pearman and Dr. James J. Arendas about their roles in the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF).

MERRILLVILLE— Lakeshore Public Radio is partnering with the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CAF) for a new on-air feature called “Building Northwest Indiana Radio,” providing listeners with insights into the northwest Indiana construction industry.