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2022 Indiana General Assembly session

  • Today: Indiana House District 15 Representative Hal Slager (R-Schererville) is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the measure which he authored and was co-sponsored by fellow Rep. Mike Andrade (D-Munster) to increase the rate which EMS providers are reimbursed for the costs of transporting patients covered by Indiana Medicaid. We also hear from "Meals On Wheels Northwest Indiana" volunteer director Charlie Misoyve — and Abbey Omodunbi, assistant vice president and chief economist with PNC Financial Services, joins us for an update on the regional and national economic scenes.
  • The Bail Project believes “Freedom should be free”. The organization has been the subject of many conversations as a bill went all the way through the Indiana statehouse and was recently signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Dee Dotson recently spoke with advocate and mother Nikki Sterling about the work she did to get the legislation passed but we also wanted to speak directly with Twyla Carter of The Bail Project to get the organizations thoughts on how this new legislation will affect their industry. For the full details of House Enrolled Act 1300 please visit www.iga.in.gov and under Indiana Legislative Session 2022 search HB 1300 Bail.
  • House Enrolled Act 1300 a bill that would prohibit charitable bail organizations from bailing out anyone who is charged with a violent crime in Indiana or is charged with a felony and has a prior conviction for a crime of violence. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Dee Dotson recently had a chance to speak with Nikki Sterling, a staunch advocate for changes to be made in Indiana laws to regulate charitable bail funds ever since the murder of her son, Dylan McGinnis, by an individual who had been bailed out by The Bail Project.
  • Today: On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday, Indiana state Senator Rodney Pol, Jr. (D-Chesterton) is on "Regionally Speaking" to give his assessment of the 2022 General Assembly session and about the bills he sponsored or co-sponsored this past session. Some of the measures will be coming up in summer study sessions. "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson is also on the program to talk about stories she put out in print and online recently, some of them centered around the Gary Community Schools.
  • Today: On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday, Indiana state Senator Rodney Pol, Jr. (D-Chesterton) is on "Regionally Speaking" to give his assessment of the 2022 General Assembly session and about the bills he sponsored or co-sponsored this past session. Some of the measures will be coming up in summer study sessions. "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson is also on the program to talk about stories she put out in print and online recently, some of them centered around the Gary Community Schools.
  • Pierre Atlas, Ph.D. at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI returns with his updated look at the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Chicago Urban League president and former Gary mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson talks about the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and Indiana State Rep. Michael Andrade (D-12) has a brief review of the 2022 General Assembly session.
  • Pierre Atlas, Ph.D. at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI returns with his updated look at the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Chicago Urban League president and former Gary mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson talks about the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and Indiana State Rep. Michael Andrade (D-12) has a brief review of the 2022 General Assembly session.
  • Today: "Indiana Gaming Insight," "Indiana Legislative Insight" and "Indiana Education Insight" newsletters creator/editor Ed Feigenbaum is on "Regionally Speaking" to review what the 2022 General Assembly session did on bills related to the state's gaming industry, the issues surrounding administrative agencies like the Gaming Commission and the state's public education system.
  • Today: "Indiana Gaming Insight," "Indiana Legislative Insight" and "Indiana Education Insight" newsletters creator/editor Ed Feigenbaum is on "Regionally Speaking" to review what the 2022 General Assembly session did on bills related to the state's gaming industry, the issues surrounding administrative agencies like the Gaming Commission and the state's public education system.
  • "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about his stories on the end of the 2022 General Assembly session. A city councilmember from South Bend was the only northern Indiana city official to participate in the National League of Cities "Congressional City Conference" in Washington, D.C. and we'll learn more from Lori Hamman about the details of the American Rescue Plan Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — funds which are coming back into communities to help recover from the pandemic. And we'll hear from a former TV news anchor who is living with epilepsy and is helping others these days.