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NWI Times

Today:   South Shore Clean Cities exeuctive director Carl Lisek talks about the beginnings of the nonprofit coalition that's focused on promoting sustainable transportation in northern Indiana.  SSCC began 20 years ago this month, and a 20th Anniversary Celebration iis planned to take place next week.

Ball State University

Today:   We talk to Ball State University economist Michael Hicks, the executive director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, about the recent Indiana economic outlook report into 2019 that he presented last week in Muncie.  He begins with a statewide and national look, followed by the breakdown by region, including northwest Indiana.  By the way, he thinks our region has a positive outook going into the new year.

Ball State Economist: ECI Is Not The Region For Jobs

Dec 12, 2018

Ball State University’s economist says Indiana’s east central region is not the place Hoosiers are coming to look for work.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the annual economic forecast says the area should find other ways to bring in new residents.

“We’re not likely to people here for the economic conditions that we’re looking for,” says Ball State University economist Michael Hicks.


NPR

Today:    we look at one facet of the opioid addiction crisis that is gripping the nation as well as the state of Indiana -- the enormous cost that it brings, in terms of families as well as communities.  NPR News is reviewing the issue in Muncie, Indiana and interviewed Ball State University economist Michael Hicks for its Web story.  Professor Hicks, the director of the Center for Business Economics and Research, compared the opioid epidemic to a war in economic terms.  He discusses with us the personal  economic impact, and his team's new report that compares how jobs as well as health i

NWI Times / Inside Indiana Business

Today:  A conversation with Jennifer Mullen, RN, Trauma Program Coordinator and Dr. Reuben Rutland, one of the trauma surgeons at Methodist Hospital Northlake campus in Gary, which has just been verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level III Trauma Center -- the only trauma center in northwest Indiana.  The hospital first sought accreditation two years ago.

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Annie Ropeik reports on a citizen in Indianapolis who's taken it upon himself to help maintain the streets he drives on in his city -- by filling in potholes when he sees them.