"ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen"

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Arthouse A Social Kitchen lease deal with the City of Gary, the Hammond Common Council approved five 2020 budget ordinances, Sharon Jackson reports on early voting numbers in Lake County, and Chris Nolte has a conversation about a local collaboration for the Vote 411 project. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…  

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson came into the "Regionally Speaking" studio on Monday to talk about the impact that "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen" in downtown Gary and all of the other projects using funding from the John S. and James L. Knight and Bloomberg Foundations have on the Steel City. 

She talks first about the collaborative effort to get "ArtHouse" started.

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Today: Anthony Swinger of the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor talks about NIPSCO's request for an increase in its basic natural gas rate and of the January 3rd field hearing by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, as the commissioners review the case and take public comment.  The field hearing will be held at Merrillville High School.

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Today:  Kelly Anoe, Vice President with the Legacy Foundation of Lake County, is in the studio to give us a broad perspective on the art scene in the city of Gary -- including "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen" and other very visible projects.  The Legacy Foundation is the local funding link between the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and other public philanthropists and projects and programs in Lake County.  The foundation works with "ArtHouse" and the other Knight Cities Challenge grant recipients.

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Isis Ferguson was one of the originators of "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen"  in downtown Gary. And she is still active in the facility, almost two years later. 

Isis and others joined Theaster Gates in turning his vision about the facility into reality, and she talks on Wednesday's "Regionally Speaking" program about the one-year anniversary of the grand opening coming on November 19th and what's planned for events in 2018.

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Today:  a conversation with Isis Ferguson, one of the originators of "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen"  in downtown Gary. Isis and others joined Theaster Gates in following his vision about the facility into reality, and she talks about the one-year anniversary of the grand opening coming on November 19th and what's planned for events in 2018. 

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Today:  we revisit our conversations with Peter Berg of Great Lakes ADA Center and Valparaiso University School of Law professor Rebecca Huss, on the difference between "service animal" and "comfort animal," as brought about by a recent incident involving the owner of an animal and employees at a northwest Indiana business.

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Today:  We talk to a young Purdue University engineering graduate who's invented a way to preserve the flavor of wines in bottled after they've been uncorked.  Ryan Frederickson calls it "Art Wine Preserver," and he explains how his education and experience with inert gases led him to this invention.

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Today:  Any Northwest Indiana veteran can find out more about programs available to them by attending the monthly meetings of the city of Portage's veterans' committee.  Tom Pappas, the chairman of the committee, came back on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th.  He was joined later on the phone by Marc Magill, the new director of the Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center in Chicago.  Magill came to a quarterly town hall meeting for veterans and their families on Monday at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point.

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Today:  Conversations with Indiana University Northwest's John Gibson about the Weekend MBA program beginning in January in Michigan City for residents in eastern communities in the Region and in southwest Michigan -- and Carmen Panlilio, Purdue University Northwest's Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, has good news for the new academic year, that shows records for student retention and full-time student populations.