ArcelorMittal Americas

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Today:   Beth Spurgeon, the head of corporate responsibility for ArcelorMittal Americas, is on the program with more about the 2018 integrated report entitled "Innovating for Impact."  This is the 10th yearin the series of reports on the steelmaking giant's corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives.  Beth outlines the challenges and committments made worldwide and in northwest Indiana.   We also hear from Amari Victoria and Elisabeth Menning, the organizers, about the first Northwest Indiana Pride event, that is scheduled for July 13th in Highland.

Today:   This is Reporters' Roundtable Thursday and we talk to local reporters about their stories posted online and in print.  Doug Ross of the "Times" covers the 2020 end of exemptions for property tax caps for Lake County taxpayers and the impact on local goverments, and Griffith town officials courting two neighboring townships.  Greg Tejeda of the "Post-Tribune" has news on the Gary Common Council meeting on the 2019 budget, Gary-Chicago International Airport and ICE and bedbugs -- and "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete talks about his stories on the U.S.

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Today:   It's Reporters' Roundtable Thursday.  We hear from Marc Chase of the "Times of Northwest Indiana' about a 20-page special section, coming this weekend, which takes a deep dive into details of 373 fatal traffic accidents that killed 404 people over the past five years in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties.   "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete brings us up-to-date on the United Steelworkers Union negotiations with major steelmakers U.S.

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Today:    On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we bring in Carole Carlson and Greg Tejeda from the "Post-Tribune" and "Times of Notthwest Indiana" business reporter Joseph Pete to talk about their latest stories offered for readers in print and online.  Carole and Greg focus on news from the city of Gary and Joseph has updates on, among other topics, the United Steelworkers' Union negotiations with U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal.

Bob Liptack, Lakeshore Public Media

Today: on this "Regionally Speaking," we revisit our conversation with Marcy Twete, head of corporate responsibility for ArcelorMittal Americas, one of the supporters of the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund.  The Fund made a total of $960,000 available  in 2017 to improve and enhance waterways and improve habitat, stormwater management and greenspace in Chicago-Calumet Region.  One of the grant recipients was "Save The Dunes."

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Today:   We learn more about the next initiative of the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University:  the Chorus of Voices and what co-creator Professor Allison Schuette calls "Flight Paths: Mapping Our Changing Neighborhoods."  It is a multi-year project that will bring together the voices, especially Gary residents' voices, as they talk about why their families either stayed in or left Gary and led to the area's deurbanization.