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Regionally Speaking, October 28, 2022

Regionally Speaking, October 28, 2022

Today: While the skilled labor shortage is a nationwide concern, the impacts of that shortage are currently hitting the state of Indiana particularly hard. That’s because a large part of Indiana’s economy is powered by sectors like manufacturing and construction but the fact is that many workers from the baby boomer generation are retiring, and new employees are simply not replacing them at the same rates. We speak with master electrician and kids book author Joshua Page about the new book he wrote to empower young imaginations to pursue careers in the trade industry.  But up first, we are just a couple weeks away from the midterm election. We’ll speak with Lake County Board of Elections Director Michelle Fajman who will give us a rundown of what every voter should know before heading to the polls. All of that and more on this edition of Regionally Speaking.

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.