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 you’ll hear the latest on plans to nominate U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch, II to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the U. S. Supreme Court, Adam Pinsker report the ACLU is suing the federal Bureau of Prisons and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Jerry Davich of the Post-Tribune about his latest column featuring an interesting experiment he conducted at local political campaign rallies in the Region. 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 City of East Chicago firefighters testing positive for COVID-19, the president of the American Federation of Teachers brought muscle and money in support of a referendum to raise taxes in the Gary Community School Corp., Indiana mail-in ballots must be returned to the county election administrator’s office by noon on Election Day, November 3, if they’re going to count and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Carol Williams assistant director for the Hammond Public Library...  

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez, Jr, speaking at a forum on race and law enforcement earlier this week, Brandon Smith reports the on concerns over the latest COVID data and Chris Nolte has a conversation with a conversation with Dawn Michaels the executive director for Habitat for Humanity... 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 ArcelorMittal selling its steel plants in Northwest Indiana, Brandon Smith reports a federal judge is forcing Indiana to count all mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Lake County Elections and Voter Registration director Michelle Fajman... 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 former Portage union leader sentenced to 42 months in prison for his role in an assault on a group of non-union ironworkers, Governor Eric Holcomb announced earlier this week he’s giving the green light to move to Phase 5 of his ‘Back on Track’ plan and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Legacy Foundation President Carolyn Saxton. The Legacy Foundation and Indiana  Black Expo are offering COVID-19 relief grants to small-business owners in Gary and East Chicago... 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 Hammond student-athletes returning to fall contact sports following an August cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic, Samantha Horton reports Eli Lily says it’s COVID-19 antibody drug is showing results in reducing hospitalizations from the virus and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NWI financial advisor Greg Hammer. He offers tips to reduce “pandemic panic” while planning for retirement. 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 multi-million dollar tax referendum proposed by the Gary Community School Corp., Justin Hicks reports the Department of Workforce Development says it will soon begin issuing extra $300 payments to unemployed Hoosiers and Chris Nolte has a conversation with CareSource CEO Steve Smitherman about its $5 million in investment to housing projects that focus on underserved communities in high poverty rates. 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 Joseph Stahura tendering his resignation as mayor of the city of Whiting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a federal eviction moratorium effective until the end of December and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Jim Weiser.  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 Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura agreeing to plead guilty to wire and tax fraud, Governor Eric Holcomb is keeping his finger pressed on the pause button for Indiana’s reopening plan and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Sherri Ziller, Chief Operating Officer for Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Authority.  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 a Lake County assistant jail warden being demoted after extended contact with a former inmate, Justin Hicks reports the Department of Workforce Development is requesting funds from the federal government to give unemployed Hoosiers an additional $300 a week and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Purdue University Professor Nicky Jackson about an upcoming virtual discussion series titled ‘Race, Racism and Anti-Racism’. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Gary Mayor Jerome Prince reopening the city’s beaches as well as Marquette Park this weekend, Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor announced that he is switching political parties, Governor Eric Holcomb wants the State Board of Education to delay the required count of students at every school until December to ensure schools get 100 percent of funding for the first half of the school year and Chris Nolte has a conversation Robert Blaszkiewicz of Franciscan Health about COVID screening no-touch thermal scanners at hospital entrances.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on school reentry plans across the Region, Samantha Horton reports Eli Lilly is moving to phase three testing of a treatment to prevent COVID-19 after initial success and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ball State University professor of economics Michael Hicks about the digital divide that may affect e-learning when schools reopen this fall. 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 closing beaches due to a surge in new COVID-19 cases, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the state’s ‘Back on Track’ plan will remain at Stage 4.5 at least for another month and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ivy Tech Community College Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Margaret Semmer and math professor Paul Kamber.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on school reopening plans across the Region, Brandon Smith reports Governor Eric Holcomb has issued a statewide mask mandate and Chris Nolte has a conversation with School City of Hammond Superintendent Scott Miller. 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 Indiana's state-sponsored coronavirus testing program failing to meet the levels of testing or the speed of results that were touted when it was started in May, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development will stop issuing an additional $600 to recipients of unemployment benefits on July 25th, Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant has filed charges against two individuals involved in a Fourth of July incident at Lake Monroe and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ivy Tech Community College President Dr.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the Indiana Distressed Unit Appeal Board voting in favor of the Gary Community School Corporation holding a referendum in November, the FBI is investigating the assault on Bloomington resident Vauhxx Booker as a possible hate crime, former Secretary of State Todd Rokita is the Indiana Republican Party’s nominee for Attorney General and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ellen Szarleta, director for Center for Urban & Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the Gary Community School Corporation being approved to defer some loan repayments, Brandon Smith reports on new laws in Indiana that took effect July 1st, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Indiana will largely press pause on its reopening plan instead of moving to the final phase this weekend and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NFIB state director Barbara Quandt as she brings us up to date on how small businesses are responding to reopening as during the coronavirus pandemic.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the Valparaiso city attorney Patrick Lyp being named to the Board of the Regional Development Authority, Brandon Smith reports on the creation of the Rental Assistance Program to help Hoosiers affected by the coronavirus pandemic and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Edgewater Health President and CEO Dr. Donita Johnson-Hughes. 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 Gary Community School Corporation renewed contract with MGT consulting, Indiana Department of Workforce Development is issuing a fraud alert to notify those who have filed for unemployment insurance benefits in 2020 that they need to protect their personal information from potential scammers and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Geminus Corp. Director of Program Development Nicholas Neal. 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 Gary Mayor Jerome Prince’s plans to sign an executive order this to establish a police reform commission that will propose meaningful changes to the city's police department, Indiana is moving into Phase 4 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan and Chris Nolte has a conversation with representatives from the Lake Area United Way as well as the American Red Cross about a request for Lake County residents to report flooding or sewage damage due to the recent storms.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on a protests in across Northwest Indiana, North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan won the Democratic primary for the US House District 1 seat, Darian Benson and Carter Barrett have a report on black health disparities and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ivy Tech Community College VP of Academic Admissions Dr. Russ Baker about a guaranteed admissions agreement with Indiana University … 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 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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