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 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 .

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 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”…     

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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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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the City of Gary’s EMS 224 Fund problems, a walk-a-thon is planned to help combat homelessness in the Region, Carter Barrett reports on the Young Democrats of America convention happening in Indy, Gov. Eric Holcomb recently launched his re-election bid and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Porter County Office of Community and Economic Development Director Tony Rodriquez. 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 an inmate that escaped from the state prison in Michigan City, State Senator Eddie Melton and  Indiana Schools Chief Jennifer kicked off a statewide listening tour focusing on education, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg updates the city’s Common Council on the handling of the police shooting , Carter Barrett reports on the push for work requirements -- and the pushback for Medicaid recipients, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Father Mike Surfurska pastor of Holy Name Cathedral.

The Indiana Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Indiana Court of Appeals ordering a new sentencing hearing for a Gary man serving 183 years in prison for two slaying when he was 16,  Brandon Smith reports on the some new laws that have yet to take effect in Indiana, a special prosecutor has been named in the police involved South Bend shooting and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Jim Weiser, chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

NUVO Magazine, Indianapolis

On this edition of Lakeshore Update we'll hear the latest on ArcelorMittal being fined after it was discovered an employee was exposed to hazardous substances, Brandon Smith reports on the the Supreme Court ruling on redistricting reform and how that might affect Indiana, and an Indianapolis lawyer is throwing his hat in the ring to become the next Attorney General for the Hoosier state. 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 Fair Oaks Farms animal abuse video, Whole Women’s Health will open an abortion clinic in South Bend next week, Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks out on the police involved shooting last week and Chris Nolte has a with Professor Larry DeBoer about public school referenda. 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 Eddie Melton taking steps towards a gubernatiorial run in 2020, the Gary Community School Corp. issued an apology after a teacher awarded an autistic student a trpphy naming him “the most annoying male”, Senator Elizabeth Warren held a rally in the Hoosier state and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with Janet McCabe, assistant director, Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute. 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 Portage Assessor Jon Snyder, a former Gary technology chief  has been sentenced for computer thefts, Samantha Horton has details on General Motors investing millions of dollars in Fort Wayne, Hammond City Councilman Robert Markovich has been granted permission to contest his four-vote loss in the May 7 Democratic primary and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with Amari Victoria and Elisabeth Menning, organizers of the first annual NWI Pride event at the Lincoln Center in Highland.

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on school layoffs in Griffith, a multi-million dollar cleanup is underway on the Lake George Canal, Sharon Jackson has details on an upcoming renaming ceremony at Indiana Dunes National Park,  Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Purdue Pharma, Jill Sheridan and Carter Barret report on student mental health, and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with a conversation with Scott Pelath on the Kanakee River Basin Commission. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

School City of Hammond

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on proposed school closures in Hammond, Lake County officers will be featured on a new show about first responders , notable political figures gathered in Indianapolis earlier this week to say their final goodbyes to Richard Lugar, Brandon Smith reports on the latest conflict between the Indiana attorney general and Marion County prosecutor over a state abortion lawsuit , and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with a conversation with Keira Amstutz from Indiana Humanities .

nwitimes.com

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on 2019 primary elections, Parents in the Gary Community School Corp. will have a choice between two middle schools , Samantha Horton reports on the impact tariff increases will have on the state, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Tyrus Joseforsky, founder of Hometown County Jam . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Kale Wilk, The Times

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the City of Gary mayoral candidates debate, U.S. Senator Richard Lugar is honored in Indianapolis, Brandon Smith reports on the states next two-year budget, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Brian Lamb, architect behind C-SPAN . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

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