Lakeshore Update

Podcast, Every Friday

Each week "Lakeshore Update" brings you news, talk, and information that you might have missed, but need to know. "Lakeshore Update" is posted each Friday, and is good through Monday morning, just in time for Morning Edition, at 6 AM. You can stream episodes here, or on NPR One - search for "WLPR" and make Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM your home station.

Samantha Horton/IPB News

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on the closing of beloved amusement park Indiana Beach, Griffith leaders are hoping members of the Indiana House will be as receptive to their ongoing efforts to exit Calumet Township as state senators have been, Matt Rasnic reports on The Boy Scouts of America is seeking bankruptcy protection and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

ZACH HERNDON / WTIU/WFIU News

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on U.S. Steel’s revised consent decree to ensure protections for Indiana Dunes National Park, the fetal remains found at an abortion doctors properties cannot be identified, Jeanie Lindsey reports on the hold off Gov. Eric Holcomb is taking on major statewide action on teacher pay raises until 2021and Chris Nolte has a conversation Tami Silverman, president and CEO of the Indiana Parenting Institute. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

Eric Weddle/WFYI

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on the closing of Gary’s historic Roosevelt High School, Lake County Recorder Michael B. Brown was arrested on domestic violence charges, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with the director of the Indiana University Northwest Center for Professional Development Jana Swozkeck. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Diocese of Gary

On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on aging infrastructure that could adversely affect operations at steel mills along the Lake Michigan's shoreline, Sharon Jackson reports on a new one of a kind industrial park in LaPorte County, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Bishop-elect Robert McClory. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on a possible coronavirus case in Porter County, Brandon Smith reports the Prosecutors Discretion Bill, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Steve Coxhead, president of the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Indiana Dunes National Park

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on the beach access closures in Ogden Dunes, a judge denied a request from Ethel Shelton, a former executive secretary for former Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin, to appeal her two felony convictions because of cost and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Valparaiso University freshman Steven  Mileusnich. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

Eric Weddle/WFYI News

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on the State Board of Education ending its takeover of Gary’s Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy, Governor Eric Holcomb unveiled his 2020 agenda in his State of the State address and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Valparaiso University Executive Director of Intercultural and International Engagement  Byron Martin. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on State Senator Eddie Melton dropping out of the governor’s race, Rebecca Thiele reports on questions surrounding  self testing at the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor site and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Northwest Indiana based immigration attorney Alfredo Estrada. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on proposed shift changes with the East Chicago Police Department, the 2020 Presidential election could stall Indiana judgeships, Brandon Smith reports Indiana lawmakers will likely file legislation in the 2020 session over proposed rules at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver’s license and Chris Nolte has a conversation with the executive director of the Northwest Indiana Forum Heather Ennis. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

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On this edition of #LakeshoreUpdate, we’ll hear about the State Board of Education's hearing in Gary, a man gets three years in prison for firing shots into a busy Hobart Walmart, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

Kale Wilk, The Times

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the East Chicago Fire Union Local No. 365 rally over work shift changes, a developer drops plans for a big Northwest Indiana project, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Lake County Councilman Charlie Brown. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Governor Eric Holcomb sending cease and desist letters to Reveal and the Indianapolis Star last week over reports he pressured a state safety inspector into reducing penalties against Amazon, a federal judge has denied a motion for acquittal for former Portage Mayor James Snyder, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Communications Director Erica Dahl. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

Kyle Telechan / Post-Tribune

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the new head of the Diocese of Gary, an Indiana judge handed religious conservative groups a loss in their lawsuit challenging the so-called “fix” to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Purdue University Northwest director of School of Engineering Dietmar Rempfar. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update”…    

Stan Maddux, The Times

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the closing of two schools in Hammond, Michigan City Mayor Ronald Meer is seeking a special prosecutor following his arrest earlier this week, an estimated 15,000 educators gathered outside the Indiana statehouse for the “Red for Ed” rally Tuesday to support public education, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Big Shoulders Fund CEO Joshua Hale. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the charges Gary City Councilman Ron Brewer is facing, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has officially launched his re-election bid, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Regional Health Systems president and CEO Bob Krumwied. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

U.S. House of Representatives

  

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on election night coverage around the Region, U-S Representative Pete Visclosky announced he will not seek re-election in 2020, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr is making a bid for Congress. Lisa Gillespie reports on veterans suicide prevention, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Army Col. Karen Lloyd, director of the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

IPBS News

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on another chemical spill at a U S Steel plant, an Indiana woman was found dead with an 8-foot-long  python wrapped around her neck, Jill Sheridan reports on Medicare open enrollment, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Roman Bronson of Indiana Plan about an upcoming construction trades job seminar. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Arthouse A Social Kitchen lease deal with the City of Gary, the Hammond Common Council approved five 2020 budget ordinances, Sharon Jackson reports on early voting numbers in Lake County, and Chris Nolte has a conversation about a local collaboration for the Vote 411 project. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…  

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on a data breach at Methodist Hospitals that could have exposed personal information of more than 68,000 patients, the Gary City Council and Spectacle Entertainment LLC have finalized a local development agreement that dictates the city to receive 3% of the adjusted gross receipts, Jeanie Lindsey reports on the 2020 FAFSA application, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Mitch Barlogo about the Greenways Foundation of Indiana  . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on additional fetal remains found earlier this week stashed in a car that had belonged to a doctor who performed abortions in Indiana, the City of Gary honored Richard Hatcher with a bronze statue in his likeness, Justin Hicks reports on planned protests in South Bend in response to US Attorney General William Barr speaking at a private event at Notre Dame Law School and Chris Nolte has a conversation with State Senator Eddie Melton following his announcement of a gubernatorial run .

Carley Lanich/The Times of NWI

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Duneland School Corporation two closing schools after traces of Legionella bacteria were discovered, a contract worker that died as a result of an accident at the BP Whiting Refinery, parents of Gary Community School Corp students voiced their frustrations at the State Board of Education meeting, Sharon Jackson speaks with Michele Murday of EnvironForensics about an honor she recently received and Chris Nolte has a conversation with community activist Ruth Needleman .

Kyle Telechan/Post-Tribune

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the arrest of Gary Council President Ron Brewer, Jr, confidential records of  Dr. Ulrich Klopfer patients have been found, Jill Sheridan reports on possible ways to end the HIV epidemic and Chris Nolte has a conversation with UCLA jazz and orchestra professor Charley Harrison along with Merrillville High School orchestra instructor Diane Rosenthal.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

Post-Tribune file

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on a Gary Transportation Corp employee pawning equipment around the Region,   Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds takes full responsibility for his department being a “no-show” at a recent budget meeting,  Sharon Jackson reports on gas price spikes and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Anne Massie of the Food Council of NWI.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

Lake Ridge Schools

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the drowning of a Lake Ridge high school student,  Lake County Recorder Mike Brown may receive a drastically reduced salary next year, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Gary Public Transportation  Corp. Director of Planning and Marketing David Wright.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

John J. Watkins, The Times

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on sports betting operations opening at casinos across the Region, the Hobart Walmart has reopened following a weekend shooting, Jeanie Lindsey reports on the release of the new ILEARN exam results, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with One Region President and CEO Leah Konrady.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…  

John J. Watkins, The Times

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the move of a casino to a Gary on-land location, Brandon Smith reports on the 2017 Anti-Abortion law remaining blocked, Sharon Jackson speaks with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson about the theft charges against a former Genesis Center bookkeeper and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NWI Activist Ruth Needleman.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Indiana Senate Democrats

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on State Senator Karen Tallian announcing a bid to become the next Indiana Attorney General, the Indiana Teacher Pay Commission is hosting public meetings across the state, Michael Puente reports on a chemical spill in Portage and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Heather Ennis of the NWI Forum.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

LaPorte County Sheriff's Office

  On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on an upcoming meeting in Hammond on ways to prevent and respond to hate crimes against places of worship, Franciscan Health Hammond now has a Safe Haven Baby Box for new mothers who wish to utilize Indiana’s Safe Haven Law and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer on the 84th Anniversary of social security. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the plans to have the remains of reputed gangster John Dillinger exhumed, a northwest Indiana man pled guilty to making threats to President Donald Trump, Gov.

Maximilian Kwiatkowski / The Times

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the search for emergency housing for several residents of an apartment building in Valparaiso, the Hard Rock Casino is coming to Gary, Brandon Smith on Attorney General Curtis Hill's latest attempts to block a federal lawsuit against him, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Donna Stuckert of the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

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