Dr Kalyani Gopal

Lakeshore Public Radio

Today:  Noted Indiana economist-speaker-writer Morton Marcus is back on "Regionally Speaking" with the latest "Eye On The Pie" columns he's put out, most of them dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19.  Dr. Kalyani Gopal, the founder and president of the SAFE Coalition for Human Rights talks about the importance of being aware of human trafficking and how to recognize the signs of it.  January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  The Coalition's phone number is 312-998-2339 and you can reach their website here. And we also have another "Art On The Air" Spotlight, this one focusing on public library virtual programs.

MUNSTER - People who are experiencing a wide range of problems amid the Coronavirus Pandemic now have another source of help with the Rapid Outreach Amplified Response Helpline.

Dr Kalyani Gopal says the helpline came about after discussions with professionals from several organizations including Continuum of Care, Marram Health Care and the Gary Health Department.

The helpline provides information about screening and COVID-19 test sites, food assistance, senior care, spiritual care, education assistance, information about resources and help with homelessness.