COVID vaccine

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on Merrillville City Council member Jeff Minchuk apologizing for wearing a blackface Halloween costume, the addition of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine helped Indiana expand eligibility for more Hoosiers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Burgess Peoples, the executive director of GIVE Gary…All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Ivy Tech Community College

Today:  Ivy Tech Community College Lake County campus IT program chairman Matthew Cloud and recent graduate Daniel Lopez are on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the local version of the statewide program to prepare students for careers in cybersecurity and IT.  Jordan Stanfill with Housing Opportunities in Valparaiso is also on the program to talk about the organization's assistance to homeless Porter County citizens, including adding more beds to accomodate more people on frigid, snowy nights. Additional funding from the state made the effort possible through about mid-March.  And Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brock Turner has a report on the racism-related issues healthcare workers face in trying to persuade Blacks to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

HealthLinc

NORTHWEST INDIANA -A Northwest Indiana health care organization is offering a sign-up list for people who want the COVID-19 vaccine.  Sharon Jackson spoke with the CEO of HealthLinc, Beth Wrobel, about the process of going to the HealthLinc website, getting on the waiting list and what to expect after that.

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the search for personnel to staff vaccination sites in Lake County, Justin Hicks reports some unemployed Hoosiers are getting letters from the Department of Workforce Development demanding they pay back thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NFIB Indiana Director Barbara Quandt…All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

Purdue University Northwest

Today:   We continue our conversations with leaders of northwest Indiana higher education institutions with Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon.  We also speak with Robert Blaszkiewicz with Franciscan Health Northern Division about the next distribution of coronavirus vaccines, this time for seniors age 80 and older.  Appointments can be made online or by calling 211.   We also have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, this time with someone who is very knowledgable about properties in the city of Gary and the importance of neighborhoods. 

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the closing of 3 Floyds brewpub, Brandon Smith reports Governor Eric Holcomb unveiled his agenda for 2021 and Chris Nolte has a conversation with the president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the possibility of front-line medical staff in Lake County getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the year, Rebecca Thiele reports on the devastating financial effects the closing of a coal plant has on a community and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ty Warner the executive director of the Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

AP News

NORTHWEST INDIANA - Northwest Indiana residents will be able to go to several local pharmacy chains in the Region to get the COVID-19 vaccine for free once it's available to the public.

The "Times" reports several pharmacy chains, many of which are in big-box stores, are set to get allocations of the vaccine once it's approved in the United States.