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.

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”… 

YDA.org

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”… 

Jeanie Lindsey/IPB News

 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.

Dan Charles/NPR

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 .

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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”…     

Indiana Senate Republican Caucus

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Porter County Board of Elections, the National Rifle Association will host its annual convention in Indy this weekend, Brandon Smith has a 2019 General Assembly Session wrap up, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Todd Zeiger of Indiana Landmarks. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Darron Cummings/Associated Press

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg running for President, the School City of Hammond has a new superintendent, Lauren Chapman reports on the gaming bill passing the House, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Bob Krumwied, CEO of Regional Health Systems . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Amr Alfiky

 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders planned visit to the Region, a new YMCA opens in Crown Point, Brandon Smith reports on the Indiana Senate approving an expansion Monday of the state’s Stand Your Ground law, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Mel McMahon-Stone of Indiana Originals . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    

Samantha Horton

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the town of Griffith succession plans, Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to his home state this week, Sharon Jackson reports on tuition assistance at Ivy Tech’s Michigan City campus and Chris Nolte has a conversation Valparaiso University Professor Julie Peller about an upcoming discussion on water pollution. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

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”…

 

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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”… 

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