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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.   

Today:   We talk with Robin Minton-Holmes with the Center for Workforce Innovations and Allison Bertl, WorkOne business services manager, about the latest northwest Indiana Workforce Board report on the state of the Region's workforce and job markets available to those seeking employment.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson also interviewed Heather Ennis with the Northwest Indiana Forum about the organization's work on a region-wide plan.

Gary Community School Corp.

Today:  An extended conversation with Indiana State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville), on his first (and very busy) General Assembly session.  He talks at length about his Senate Enrolled Act 567, which creates the mechanism for a state-appointed emergency manager for the Gary Community School Corp., a financial management board and where the Mayor of Gary, the elected School Board and Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt fit into the efforts in helping resolve the academically- and financially-troubled school district's longtime problems.  A public forum with Melton and his north Lake County