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.

Indiana Senate Republican Caucus

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on a Gary man charged with the attempted murder of his young son, the School City of Hammond board has postponed an early April public work session to discuss potential school closures, House Republicans quickly approve their preferred hate crimes language, Jeanie Lindsey reports on teacher pay in Indiana and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Karen Lauerman of the Lake County Economic Alliance. 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 creation of a TIF district in Merrillville for former Star Plaza site, the Indiana State Teachers Association says earlier this year teachers were shot with pellet guns and injured during active shooter training, while on vacation in Texas Sharon Jackson reports on the proposed border wall, Brandon Smith has a weekly statehouse update and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ingrid Norris of the Lake County Public Library. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

On this edition of "Lakeshore Update," we'll get the latest on a tornado in Lowell, Brandon smith will update us on the week that was at the statehouse, we remember U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, and Sharon Jackson gets the scoop on Ravinia's 2019 line-up. All of that and more on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the the high number of toxic releases in the Region, Andrean High School has an new principal, Samantha Horton reports on a short-term lending bill that passed out of the Indiana Senate and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Tami Silverman of the Indiana Youth Institute. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Tyler Lake/WTIU

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the proposed NIPSCO rate increase, the Portage Republican precinct committee members will elect a new mayor this Saturday morning Sharon Jackson reports on a renowned photographer that recently visited the Region to capture images of the Indiana Dunes National Park, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Tami Silverman of the Indiana Youth Institute. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

National Park Service

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Indiana Dunes National Park, Gary Common Council has approved borrowing $8 million to cover day-to-day expenses, Christine Herman reports on racial disparities in mental illness treatment, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Jesse Kharbanda from the Hoosier Environmental Council. 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 Portage Mayor James Snyder, the Gary Air Show will be grounded for the third straight year, Carter Barrett reports on a specialized teacher firearm training bill approved by lawmakers , and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ball State University Professor Michael Hicks. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

 

Photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Department

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the arrest of former Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington, the land-based casino proposal could be a big win for the City of Gary, Brandon Smith reports on the Redistricting Standards Bill approved by a Senate panel on Monday, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez, Jr. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Carolyn Kaster/AP

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on relief for SNAP recipients that may be affected by the partial government shutdown, services offered by the Gary Public Transportation Corporation could also be affected by the partial government shutdown, Brandon Smith reports on the DCS bill on the House floor aimed to ease caseworkers workload, Sharon Jackson has the Top 5 movies of 2018 and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Kathy Schoaf on her specialized travel service for persons with limited mobility. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…  

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the winter advisory warning watch, the state is invalidating ISTEP scores for an entire school in Gary, Brandon Smith reports on the State of the State Address, the Lake County commissioners defeat broader gunfire limits and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Anthony Swinger of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

Brandon Smith/IPB News

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on opening of the 2019 Indiana Legislative session, Franciscan Health implements flu restrictions at its hospitals, the EPA has cancelled a scheduled public hearing in East Chicago because of the government shutdown and Chris Nolte has a conversation newly elected House District 15 Representative Chris Chyung. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

WTIU

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the new leadership at NIPSCO, Brandon Smith speaks with Gov Eric Holcomb about what lies ahead for 2019, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Hall of Fame Executive Director Orestes Hernandez and Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

NPRIllinois.org

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the proposed Hate Crime Law, Indiana is involved in the lawsuit that challenged the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality, Sharon Jackson talks with a film critic about must see Christmas movies, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Indiana Youth Institute CEO Tami Silverman.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

Springfield News-Sun Marshall Gorby/Staff

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Richmond school shooting, Franciscan Health is opening a first of its kind HIV and Hepatitis C clinic in Hammond, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NWI advocate Marcus Martin about homelessness in the Region.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Medscape.com

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Gary Community Schools Corporation, the 2018 general election voter turnout results are in, Jake Harper reports on the #ThisIsOurLane  social media response from medical doctors following critiscism from the NRA and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Indiana University Northwest Director of Counseling Services Barbara Dahl about the stress of the holidays.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

franciscanhealth.org

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the City of Gary owing $3M in overdue bills to CIGNA, La Porte native Dr. Tamara O’Neal is remembered by loved ones at her celebration of life service, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Gary Teachers Union contract, Charlotte Tuggle reports on a push to get a hates crime law passed, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Inside Gaming Insight editor Ed Feigenbaum.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Porterco.org

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Porter County election results, the BMV is closed on Saturday in observance of Veterans Day, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ball State University Student Haley Collisun.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…  

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on former President Barack Obama coming to the Region to campaign for Indiana Democrats, dozens of Porter County voters are asked to recast ballots after a polling place snafu, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with economist Larry DeBoer about school referendums on the ballot.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Brandon Smith/IPB News

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on Attorney General Curtis Hill, Donald Trump Jr. swung by the Hoosier state earlier this week to rally for several GOP candidates ahead of the midterm elections, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Donna Stuckert , public education coordinator with the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…  

NPR.org

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the flu vaccinations, Brandon Smith has a conversation with each of the candidates in the US Senate Race as well as the candidates in the Indiana Secretary of State race, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Julia Vaugh of Common Cause Indiana.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

Photos courtesy of the U.S. Senate and Indiana General Assembly

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Indiana for dueling senate race rallies, former Gary Schools Corporation Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt  faces felony charges, and Chris Nolte has a conversation about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

City of Gary

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Walmart shooting in Hobart, the BMV offices will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, Sharon Jackson reports on economic development opportunities in Gary, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with hospitality industry leader and author Jokima Hiller.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

WFIU/WTIU news file, NPR

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on Senator Joe Donnelly planned No vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, embattled Attorney General Curtis Hill, Portage Mayor James Snyder wants information blocked from his federal corruption trial , and Chris Nolte has a conversation with with Ryan Smiley, the CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater NWI.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

NPR.org

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the NIPSCO rate hike in Indiana, Sharon Jackson reports on the gender pay gap, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with City of Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

City of Hammond

    

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on an endorsement Sen. Joe Donnelly received, a former East Chicago councilman was sentenced to 20 years in prison, Jill Sheridan reports on the stigma associated with CBD oil usage for senors, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with City of Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on lead contamination in City of  Hammond schools, the City of Gary held a town hall to discuss the misappropriation of the EMS 224 account, Bram-Sable Smith reports on rising insulin prices, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Barb Anguiano/WVPE

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Trump rally in Evansville, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter are in the Hoosier state all week long to discuss affordable housing, Barb Angiano reports on the prison protest in Michigan City, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Black Lives Matter Gary member Lorell Kilpatrick.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

City of Gary

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the drowning of two brothers in the Kankakee River, the City of Gary is looking to sale its public safety building, Jeanie Lindsey has a report on school safety, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Senator Joe Donnelly.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update.

A growing number of voices are calling for Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against the Republican state official. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

On this edition of "Lakeshore Update," you'll hear the latest on the City of Gary demolition project, Attorney General Curtis Hill is back in the news, Brandon Smith reports on Senator Joe Donnelly's meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Chris Nolte has a conversation about the upcoming NWI Parent Celebration and Education Expo . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update."

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