Off Mic, with Michael Puente

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Today on “Off Mic” The COVID-19 epidemic is having a profound effect on life in the United States, the State of Indiana and right here in Northwest Indiana. 

On this edition of Off Mic, Michael Puente finds out how Coronavirus is affecting NWI. 

Off Mic, March 13, 2020

Today on Off Mic on Lakeshore Public Radio,

 ·         How prepared is Northwest Indiana for coronavirus? The city of Gary's Health Commissioner says there are no test kits in the city. ·         What's next for Indiana's embattled Attorney General? ·         And the chefs at Art House Social Kitchen in Gary gives us a preview of a big event this weekend.

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This week on Off Mic: A candidate for Congress in Northwest Indiana responds to “victim shaming” directed at her. It’s due to her connection to the disciplinary case against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, a native of Hammond is now the head of the Disney Empire, a Chicago man talks about his work on the August Wilson play “Gem of the Ocean”, we talk to a local organizer of a Friday Fish Fry and we get an update on Spring Training for the White Sox and Cubs.

Today on "Off Mic" Indiana’s governor got a bird’s eye view of Northwest Indiana’s eroding lakeshore recently. Could a disaster declaration be coming soon? We speak to Beverly Shores Town Council president Geof Benson and Indiana State Sen. Karen Tallian about the issue.

TODAY ON OFF MIC …

The future for a historic high school in Northwest Indiana looks bleak. 

Today on Off Mic, Erosion is a big problem for Chicago and Northwest Indiana. But how the two regions are dealing with the problem is vastly different. We talk to two local leaders who say erosion is threatening homes, buildings, and safety in Northwest Indiana. We also talk to a local boxer who will defend her title at a big bout in Hammond this weekend. And the Oscars are Sunday! We talk about the best picture nominees and who might take home the big awards. All this on Off Mic with Michael Puente.

Micheal Puente is joined by the hosts of 'The Bill and Kali Show" to discuss crazy month one of 2020 on this edition of Off Mic.

The City of Gary attempts to deal with the ever growing violence problem. In Off Mic we explore the solutions that could be taken from the police, the new admintration under Jerome Prince, and even the community.

This week on "Off Mic," Michael Puente talks about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the fallout of the cheating scandal in Major League Baseball, and just what goes into the votes for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In studio newly elected Gary Mayor Jerome Prince will discuss his administration, as well as Ed Chevere who is a Chicago Resident living in Puerto Rico to report on the situation after the devastating earthquakes all on this episode of Off Mic.

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Today on Off Mic, we remember a political trailblazer whose memory will be remembered beginning today. Love him or not, Richard Gordon Hatcher left his mark on Northwest Indiana. We take a look back at his tenure as mayor of Gary, the fall out and his legacy. And, if you think Baby Yoda couldn’t get any more cute, wait until you hear what we have.

On this episode of Off Mic: What’s next for Star Plaza area? Firefighters, East Chicago Mayor at odds and a book about bullies and zombies.

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Michael Puente hosts the latest edition of "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

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In this episode … we talk to a man who wants to open a new restaurant in Gary but the city wants to tear down not just the building, but the entire block. We hear about a conference this weekend that takes a look at the music of the Calumet Region from Chicago’s far south side to Northwest Indiana, I debate with a longtime local rock disc jockey on whether entertainers like Whitney Houston and Notorious BIG should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we hear about a film documentary about one of the pioneers of aviation who did much of his work on the Indiana Dunes, and we also examine the changing landscape of the region’s casino market.

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."

Michael Puente hosts "Off Mic."