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 vaccinate thousands of people a day at a Gary mass vaccination site, Republican lawmakers want to require an extra check of a voter’s identification on absentee ballot applications and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Valparaiso city and planning transit director Beth Shrader…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 mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Gary,  Governor Eric Holcomb is ending the state’s COVID-19 restrictions beginning April 6th and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Iris Sanchez and Jena’ Bellezza about the "Student Success" course for middle-schoolers offered at Ivy Tech Lake County  …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 Michigan City Council unanimously approving a resolution asking the city's mayor to resign  after he made profanity-laced remarks about a Black pastor, Indiana nursing homes should be open to visitors, with very few exceptions, according to new guidance from the federal government and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Laura Mathys, the director for Franciscan Senior Health & Wellness PACE center …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 Merrillville City Council member Jeff Minchuk apologizing for wearing a blackface Halloween costume, the addition of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine helped Indiana expand eligibility for more Hoosiers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Burgess Peoples, the executive director of GIVE Gary…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 new pilot program in Gary that will give a select group of residents monthly monetary gifts meant to alleviate financial stress, Brandon Smith reports the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is asking for training and reprimands for the legislators involved in a brouhaha at the Statehouse and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Griffith Town Council President Rick Ryfa…All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the reinstatement of the Merrillville Town Court, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law legislation giving businesses and institutions liability protections from most COVID-19 lawsuits and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch about a new campaign called "Hoosiers By Choice," featuring people who moved to Indiana from other places and explaining why they have chosen to make the Hoosier State their permanent home. …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 Hammond firefighter facing termination after he allegedly displayed a noose in a fire department office, Lauren Chapman reports Indiana announced Wednesday it would not be extending vaccine registration to the next age group – 60 and older – this week and Chris Nolte has a conversation with MakeMyMove.com co-founder Evan Hock …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 city of Gary naming the second Monday in October Richard Gordon Hatcher Day,  Brandon Smith reports on a House bill that would give the legislature more power to weigh in on emergency declarations made by a governor and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Dr. Laura Cheever of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day …All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on state Representative Hal Slager's bill to fully fund all K-thru-12 public school students for the 2020-21 school year, the Tri-Creek School Corp. board has granted its superintendent Rod Gardin a request for administrative leave,  Samantha Horton reports some Indiana businesses and institutions are one step closer to being protected from COVID-19 lawsuits  and Chris Nolte has a conversation with SAFE Coalition for Human Rights foundation founder and president Dr.

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the search for personnel to staff vaccination sites in Lake County, Justin Hicks reports some unemployed Hoosiers are getting letters from the Department of Workforce Development demanding they pay back thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NFIB Indiana Director Barbara Quandt…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 a caucus date set to select the new North Township Trustee, South Shore Double Track Project, Katy Anderson reports on reaction from Indiana political expert Andy Downs about the unprecedented scene that unfolded at the U. S. Capitol earlier this week and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Jim Ventura, the CEO of Maya Energy LLC, which is building a solid waste and recyclables processing facility on Gary's west edge… 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 opening of the new Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Brandon Smith reports on the 2021 redistricting process and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Gary state Senator Eddie Melton about the upcoming legislative session. 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 opening of warming centers in Gary as temperatures in the Region dip, Justin Hicks reports Governor Eric Holcomb announced he will appropriate 400 million dollars of CARES Act funding to unemployment insurance and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Teach Plus Indiana Executive Director Rachel Hathaway. 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 3 Floyds brewpub, Brandon Smith reports Governor Eric Holcomb unveiled his agenda for 2021 and Chris Nolte has a conversation with the president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman. 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 the last Old Country Buffet restaurant in Indiana, Justin Hicks reports the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is trying to speed up the process for resolving disputes about unemployment eligibility and Chris Nolte has a conversation with northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer with a look back at the important financial issues of 2020 and putting them in perspective as we look into 2021. 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 possibility of front-line medical staff in Lake County getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the year, Rebecca Thiele reports on the devastating financial effects the closing of a coal plant has on a community and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ty Warner the executive director of the Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission.  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 new restrictions put in place on business operations in Lake County to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the city of Gary’s “welcoming” ordinance being struck down by a Lake County judge and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Terry Velligan, general manager of operations for Cline Avenue Bridge LLC. 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 Lake County Prosecutor’s Office declining to file charges against a Gary police officer who was involved in a civilian shooting last year, Justin Hicks reports on a Workforce Development program that helps workers not just recover their jobs, but maybe even get a better one, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Shelia Matias, president of the La Porte County Board of Commissioners. 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 Crown Point Mayor Dave Uran testing positive for COVID-19, Bárbara Anguiano reports on Johnson and Johnson resuming its vaccine trials in the Region, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Burgess Peoples, the president and chief strategist for the City of Gary’s Faith Leaders and Community Partnerships. 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 City of Gary voters supporting a multi-million dollar school referendum, a dozen employees of the Lake County Sheriff's Department, including the sheriff himself, were in quarantine earlier this week following positive COVID-19 tests of two employees,  Gov. Eric Holcomb was elected to his second term in office and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Frank J. Mrvan who won his bid to be the next U.S. representative for the 1st Congressional District. 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 plans to begin construction of the West Lake Corridor project, Gov. Eric Holcomb says he would not support requiring residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Franciscan Health NWI spokesperson Robert Blaskiewicz about new visitor restriction changes because of the rise in COVID-19 cases 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 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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