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The Welcome Project at Valparaiso University

  • Today: Valparaiso Community Schools superintendent Jim McCall is on "Regionally Speaking" to speak about the question which is on the May 3rd primary election ballot, where residents in Center Twp. will be asked to extend the school district's 2015 operating referendum for another eight years. We have another conversation from the "Welcome Project" at Valparaiso University, and today's "INside Indiana Business" report. And Kacie Ensign with Opportunity Enterprises in Porter County has an update on the organization's new Respite House, for which ground will be broken next month.
  • Today: Valparaiso Community Schools superintendent Jim McCall is on "Regionally Speaking" to speak about the question which is on the May 3rd primary election ballot, where residents in Center Twp. will be asked to extend the school district's 2015 operating referendum for another eight years. We have another conversation from the "Welcome Project" at Valparaiso University, and today's "INside Indiana Business" report. And Kacie Ensign with Opportunity Enterprises in Porter County has an update on the organization's new Respite House, for which ground will be broken next month.
  • Today: Andy Downs, executive director of the Mike Downs Center for IN Politics, at Purdue Ft Wayne, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the May 3rd primary elections and the residency rules for the candidates, including U.S. House of Representatives. We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University and Purdue Northwest school of technology Dean Niaz Latif talks about the new B.S. in Cybersecurity which is coming to the University beginning this fall. The Purdue University Board of Trustees voted April 8th to offer the degree, subject to approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
  • Today: Valparaiso University professor Elizabeth Gingerich is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the impact of rising oil and natural gas prices because of the Ukranian crisis and how the discussion is rapidly changing the transition from combustion-based vehicles to electric vehicles and from fossil-fueled energy sources to renewable energy. We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, about the erasure of a Latin-X community following a 1960’s revitalization. And northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer has a special retirement planning conversation for GenXers: the "forgotten generation."
  • Today: Valparaiso University professor Elizabeth Gingerich is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the impact of rising oil and natural gas prices because of the Ukranian crisis and how the discussion is rapidly changing the transition from combustion-based vehicles to electric vehicles and from fossil-fueled energy sources to renewable energy. We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, about the erasure of a Latin-X community following a 1960’s revitalization. And northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer has a special retirement planning conversation for GenXers: the "forgotten generation."
  • Today: Dan Klein and Julie McElmurry with the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission are on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the Ethics Pledge sent out to candidates in the May 3rd primary election, which the Commission asked them to sign and return no later than April 8th. The Pledge commits candidates to support actions and policies which promote ethical behavior among public employees. Those policies include whistleblower protection for employees who report ethical violations.
  • Today: Dan Klein and Julie McElmurry with the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission are on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the Ethics Pledge sent out to candidates in the May 3rd primary election, which the Commission asked them to sign and return no later than April 8th. The Pledge commits candidates to support actions and policies which promote ethical behavior among public employees. Those policies include whistleblower protection for employees who report ethical violations.
  • Today: Scott Pelath, executive director of the Kankakee River Basin and Yellow River Basin Development Commission, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the organization based in Portage and what is planned for 2022 – “a lot going on this year.” The Commission is responsible for water resource planning and development on the rivers in eight counties, including Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper and LaPorte Counties. Much of the work involves finding solutions to flooding issues along both rivers, since they flow west into Illinois.
  • Today: Andy Downs, the executive director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the just-completed General Assembly session. We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University and Jennifer Olson, director of clinical education with Franciscan Health, talks about the healthcare group's Nurse Internship program which joins with regional school partners like Ivy Tech Community College to help reduce the shortage of nursing professionals.
  • Today: Andy Downs, the executive director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the just-completed General Assembly session. We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University and Jennifer Olson, director of clinical education with Franciscan Health, talks about the healthcare group's Nurse Internship program which joins with regional school partners like Ivy Tech Community College to help reduce the shortage of nursing professionals.