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Today:  The Valparaiso-based Center for Workforce Innovations' adult education program is helping   northwest Indiana residents who don't have high school diplomas work toward their High School Equivalency certificates.  We talk to one of the program's latest graduates and with her teacher on "Regionally Speaking."  The young woman's led a tough life, but is working hard to turn it all around now.  We bring back our conversation with U.S. Army (Afghan War) veteran and Dyer resident Chris McClanathan on his effort to bring his one-time interpreter and his family out of Afghanistan.  And we find out more about the Indiana data in a report from "Safewise" on the state of gun safety in America.   

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Today:  Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer joins us again, this time to offer some wise financial advice on how to best use a 2017 income tax refund.  He says the average taxpayer got a refund of several hundred dollars and some get back one thousand dollars or more. 

We bring you another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  This conversation is from a woman who recalls her family life in Gary and how her mother hesitated to move out of the home in which she lived with her husband and raised her children.