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Regioanally Speaking, August 10, 2022

Regionally Speaking August 11, 2022
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Abortion-rights activist rally at the Indiana Statehouse following U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, June 25, 2022 in Indianapolis. State lawmakers convene Monday July 25 for a special session to debate banning abortion.

Today: The MAAC Foundation has plans to recognize first responders in the Region with a huge celebration later this month. We hear from the Celina Weatherwax about the event as well as get an update on the emergency training services at the facility. Over the weekend, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act but what will the bill mean for small businesses. We bring back our conversation with NFIB regional director Barbara Quandt who along with member partners lobbied on Capitol Hill for more federal support for small business owners. But up first, we speak with Rebecca Gibron, CEO for Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky (PPGNHAIK) to get the women's reproductive healthcare organizations reaction on the newly signed Indiana abortion law.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving of her time, talent and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership and her favorite quote is Leadership is service not position by Tim Fargo.
As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.