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.

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 .

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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.

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 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 .

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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”…   

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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”… 

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 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”… 

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