Donald Trump

Today on Off Mic: Whether you supported him or not, President Trump had a large following. And much of that following does not trust the news media. That's a big problem for the press. How does the press win those people back? We talk to one person who says strengthening media literacy is the key; And, we talk to a local writer about 100 things to do in Northwest Indiana before you die. All this on Off Mic. 

MERRILLVILLE - Lakeshore Public Radio spoke with State Senator Karen Tallian on Wednesday, the day chaos broke out at the U.S. Capitol.  The lawmaker, who is from Ogden Dunes, said while Indianapolis was fairly quiet on Wednesday, with only a few protestors circling the Statehouse in loud, noisy trucks waving the flag, the incidents Wednesday in Washington D.C., in which riots broke out just make you sick, as she put it.

Tallian says Wednesday's events in Washington are an embarrassment to this entire country.

MUNSTER - Indiana State Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon is highly concerned about the future of womens' access to contraceptives.  She says women's health is being used as a political football and as a tool to enable President Trump to keep his promises to his
religious supporters.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 300-room hotel built opened by Donald Trump's casino company in 1998 to help draw gamblers to a northwestern Indiana casino has been shut down.

The June 30 closure came as the current owner of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary is working to move it from along Lake Michigan to a location along the busy Interstate 80-94 in the city.

The Associated Press

Today:  We talk with Melanie Dunajeski and Shelbie Byers, two management-side labor and employment attorneys who were the guest speakers at today's "Morning Mingle" session at the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce office in Merrillville.   Their topic: what to expect in labor and employment law from the incoming Trump administration.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore visited the Veterans Cafe in Merrillville to not only sample the food but talk to those at the cafe who benefit from the business' mission of helping local veterans.

Former Sen. Coats Said To Be Trump's Pick For Nat'l Intel. Chief

Jan 5, 2017