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Regionally Speaking, February 24, 2023

Regionally Speaking February 24, 2023

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Great Northwest recently launched vasectomy services in the Region. Rebecca Gibron will join us to talk more about it. Economic development opportunities around stations along the NICTD Westlake commuter rail corridor and the South Shore Line double-track project bring promise to transform neighborhoods In response, NIRPC released a new Transit Oriented Development (TOD) program funding to support these efforts and to improve the overall character and quality of life, access, and density around transit stations. Planning Manager Eman Ibrahim will tell us more about it. But up first, as we continue to recognize the achievements of African Americans in honor of Black History Month, Chuck Hughes joins us to talk about the life and legacy of former Gary Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher. All of that 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 her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. 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.