2021 Indiana state budget planning

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on plans of a reroute of the Calumet Trail to showcase the Indiana Dunes National Park, the 2021 legislative session ended with a surprisingly bipartisan approval of the budget , and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Indiana State Senator Eddie Melton as he shares his reaction to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial …All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

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Today:   "Post-Tribune" freelance reporter Carrie Napoleon and "Times" reporter Mary Freda are on "Reporters' Roundtable" to talk about the stories they put out in print and online.  Carrie attended the first day of the mass vaccination clinic at Gary Roosevelt High School and she tells us about the event, along with other stories.   Mary's stories review some public comments made by Cedar Lake's fire chief and two public school district stories.  We also have a special edition of "Indiana Lawmakers" with Jon Schwantes and his guests, legislators who are working on the next two-year Indiana state government budget. 

WVPE Public Radio

Today: We have three conversations about the coronavirus: one of them, with a Crown Point woman who has self-quarantined after testing negative for the flu, step-throat and RSV.   State Representative Chris Chyung (D-Dyer) talks about the 2020 General Asssembly session and of his own decision to stay at home, with symptoms of the cold and flu, because of his concern over COVID-19. And NFIB state director Barbara Quandt reviews a recent survey of Hoosier small businesses on how they are dealing with COVID-19.