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.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on layoffs at the Blue Chip casino as well as White Lodging Services, more than a half-million registered Indiana voters plan to participate in Tuesday's primary election using a mail-in ballot — the highest number in state history, Brandon Smith reports Indiana will begin testing a new program next week that will allow some Hoosiers to use their SNAP benefits for grocery delivery and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Attorney Tony Walker about the free milk giveaway to Gary residents at the Genesis Convention Center… All of that,

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on a series of fights at Southlake Mall this week since its reopening,  Governor Eric Holcomb’s  “Back on Track” plan has Indiana moving into Phase 3 this weekend, Eric Weddle reports all Indiana teachers collectively won the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Franciscan Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Erica Kaufman West.  The healthcare system recently took part in a national study of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Indiana State Prison Warden Ron Neal implementing many protocols to protect the well-being of staff as well as offenders at the state prison,  Governor Eric Holcomb wants the Indiana Supreme Court to clarify what Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license suspension means for his future, Brandon Smith reports State Health Commissioner Doctor Kris Box says information gathered by the state contact tracing call center remains private and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Paul Schneiner, the executive director of Project Neighbors

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Ford bringing back two shifts of workers to its the Chicago Assembly Plant as it starts resuming production, Tyson Foods meatpacking plant in Logansport has resumed limited operations, the Indianapolis police department provided updates following two fatal police involved shootings, Eric Weddle reports on the challenges special education students face by school building closures  and Chris Nolte has a conversation with US Congressman Pete Visclosky. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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This week on the show we'll bring you the latest on Governor Eric Holcomb's plan to get Indiana back on track, air quaility in Lake and Porter County has gotten better and we'll find out why, heavy waves and erosion are battering Beverly Shores, U.S. Steel is planning layoffs, and Justin Hicks will have the latest on Indiana's unemployment numbers. All of that and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr’s run for Congress, Tyson Foods Inc. will close its meatpacking plant in north-central Indiana and Chris Nolte has a conversation with State Rep. Earl Harris, Jr. about the racial disparity in data related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the City of Gary launching an app to help residents determine if they need to testing and care for possible COVID-19 symptoms, Governors across several Midwest states – including Indiana – announced Thursday they will work together as they decide when to reopen the economy from their states’ “Stay-At-Home” orders, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Financial Advisor Greg Hammer about how the stimulus package impacts your retirement nest egg. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on street closures in Gary to ensure public safety, Jeanie Lindsey reports on a partnership with the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Public Broadcasting to help parents and students continue learning at home.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on school closures in Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana is changing its high school graduation requirements for the class of 2020, Indiana jobless claims surged to 120,000 last week and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Victor Garcia, executive director of the Food Bank of NWI. He will share the latest on emergency support in response to COVID-19 . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the request from the Lake County 911 dispatch center, state health officials say Indiana's coronavirus cases have surged by more than 300 to nearly 1,000 statewide, Governor Eric Holcomb is pleased with by the progress with his stay-at-home order, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

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The area's boys high school basketball MVP (in my opinion, of course) received a state wide honor yesterday.  We'll tell you what honor that was, plus we'll' go back ten years to hear the final seconds of an area team that won their first ever state title in boy's hoops. All of that coming up on sports.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the Gary Community School distributing food to youth under the age of 18, Governor Eric Holcomb issued an order to shut all public schools until May 1, 2020, Jennifer Weingart reports on how to talk to kids about COVID-19, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Indiana House Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on coronavirus concerns around the state including the closing of several school districts in northwest Indiana, Brandon Smith reports on bills that passed and failed at the close of the 2020 legislative session and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Deb Stempowski, Assistant Director for Decennial Programs for U.S. Census Bureau. 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 the on the first confirmed coronavirus case in Indiana, the Town of Griffith plans to exit Calumet Township await the signature of Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Gary firefighter used a city-owned computer to steal $4,000 from a woman’s bank account, Jeanie Lindsey reports on the State Board of Education releasing 2019 state school accountability grades and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Franciscan Health  spokesperson, VP for Medical Affairs Dr. Erik Mikaitis. 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 a train hauling crude oil derailing in East Chicago,  Indiana’s nine syringe exchange programs are set to expire in state law July 1, 2021 but lawmakers pushed back the death sentence for the exchange programs by one year under legislation approved by a Senate committee, Jeanie Lindsey reports on a key lawmaker scrapping a proposal to require teachers who carry guns in school to receive specialized training and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District or NICTD President Michael Noland.

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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”… 

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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”…     

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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”… 

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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”…

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 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”…     

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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”…     

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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."

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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”…     

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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”…     

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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”…    

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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”… 

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