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regionally speaking

  • 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.
  • Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Silverman speaks with Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson about the Annie E. Casey Foundations 2022 National Kids Count Data Book.
  • The Indiana Department of Education notes on its website that as of August 1, 2022 there are more than 2,000 open teaching positions in the state. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson spoke with GlenEva Dunham, AFT Indiana president about the state of education for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • The first day of school for Gary Community School Corp students is Wednesday, August 9, 2022. The school district recently unveiled a new unified brand 'The Gary Way'. As we prepare for the return to school for the 2022-2023 school year Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney speak with Paige McNulty, the Gary Community Schools Corp. manager to get her thoughts on the state of education as well as the plans for the upcoming 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.
  • Susan Thomas, Legislative & Policy Director, Press Secretary with Just Transition NWI joined Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney to discuss the planned Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission public comment field hearing scheduled for Monday, August 1st at 6:00 pm. at the Michigan City City Hall. Prior to the hearing there will be a rally to among other things oppose the proposed NIPSCO rate increase.
  • 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.
  • NIPSCO has already begun to clean up the five coal ash ponds on the 123-acre property Michigan City Generating Station. NIPSCO will retire the Michigan City generating station by 2026-2028. On Monday, August 1st beginning at 6:00 pm at the Michigan City’s City Hall the IURC is holding a public hearing at Michigan City Hall to determine if the proposed rate increase is the most cost-effective way for NIPSCO to comply with federal environmental regulations.
  • 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.