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Regionally Speaking
Monday - Friday, 11 AM -12 PM

Addressing the most important local issues facing the Region during a daily hour of stimulating conversation with local news-makers.

  • The Bail Project discusses the charitable bail system and how it serves community members that would otherwise remain behind bars awaiting their trial. As activists and healthcare professionals react to Indiana’s new abortion law we bring back our conversation with Dr. Camuel Wright as she discussed maternal mortality rates in the state. But up first northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer joins us to talk about resignation regret. All of that and more on this edition of Regionally Speaking…
  • One year after the fall of Kabul, many refugees around the country including in Indiana still have needs for basic essentials.
  • The MAAC Foundation is hosting a First Responders Appreciation Day event, small business owners are lobbying for support on Capitol Hill and Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky will not close clinics in Indiana following the newly signed abortion law.
  • As children prepare to return to school Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney spoke with youth advocates as well as health care industry leaders about helping children navigate the school year.
  • For many students, the end of summer is near but with a national teacher shortage will districts have to increase classroom sizes? Dr. Paige McNulty with the Gary Community School Corp. and GlenEva Dunham, the president of AFT Indiana joined Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney to discuss the state of K-12 education.
  • The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will hold a public comment field hearing in Michigan City to hear from the public regarding NIPSCO’s proposal to raise rates. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney spoke with a representative with Just Transition Northwest Indiana about a rally and press conference the organization is hosting before the hearing. Today’s housing market is highly competitive and pricing many out of buying a home and setting rental rates to new highs around the nation and right here in northwest Indiana.
  • The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will host a public comment hearing Monday, August 1st in Michigan City on NIPSCO’s plan to pay for the estimated $40 million clean-up at the Michigan City Generation Station with a rate increase. The hearing at Michigan City City Hall is set to begin at 6 p.m. And we bring back our conversation with immigration attorney Alfredo Estrada.
  • A fresh wave of the latest subvariant of Omicron has COVID-19 infections cases on the rise. We'll hear from industry experts on health safety and prevention methods.
  • Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was in the Region earlier this summer touring local businesses. CareSource Indiana shares tips to help get kids prepared for back to school. And Victor Garcia, President and CEO of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. addresses the issue of food insecurity as prices continues to rise.
  • The MAAC Foundation, Inc. is hosting a First Responders Appreciation Day August 27, 2022. NWI Financial Advisor Greg Hammer is back to discuss retiring in a bear market. And as the Indiana Legislature convenes a special legislative session consider a ban on abortions we bring back our conversation with Dr. Tracey Wilkinson with Indiana University Health to discuss a new survey of Hoosier abortion seekers and physicians.