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On this edition of #LakeshoreUpdate, we’ll hear about the State Board of Education's hearing in Gary, a man gets three years in prison for firing shots into a busy Hobart Walmart, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update."

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Today:  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson spoke with Griffith Town Councilman Rick Ryfa about the process that the community is going through to be able to secede from Calumet Township and shift into a different Lake County township.    Reporter Michael Puente has a remembrance of former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who passed away late last week.  The feature first aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on Monday.   Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith and his guests talk about the latest Indiana news topics on "Indiana Week In Review."  Reporter Annacaroline Caruso reports on ways to help Hispanics, especially undocumented immigrants, get healthcare in northern Indiana.  And NPR's Steve Inskeep and David Greene offer a feature on the latest "Star Wars" film coming out this weekend and how the original hit movie ended up as a radio drama on NPR, 40 years ago.

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Today:  Indiana University Northwest professors Charles Hobson and Micah Pollak are in the studio to talk about a study that they and colleague Bala Arshanapali conducted on military-friendly businesses -- and learned that hiring veterans is good for business.  Merrillville town councilman Shawn Pettit talks about the community center project that they just broke ground on recently.  The land, which was once the site of a drive-in theatre along Broadway, will be home to several athletic fields as well as a facility that could rival Hammond's Sportsplex.  And North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan joins us in the studio to talk about his candidacy for the seat now being held by U. S. Congressman Pete Visclosky.  Mrvan will be on the 2020 Democratic Party primary election ballot.

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on additional fetal remains found earlier this week stashed in a car that had belonged to a doctor who performed abortions in Indiana, the City of Gary honored Richard Hatcher with a bronze statue in his likeness, Justin Hicks reports on planned protests in South Bend in response to US Attorney General William Barr speaking at a private event at Notre Dame Law School and Chris Nolte has a conversation with State Senator Eddie Melton following his announcement of a gubernatorial run .

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Today:   Noted Indiana economist -writer-public speaker Morton Marcus joins us from "on the road" in the state to review his recent "Eye on the Pie" columns that he offers to Hoosier media.  This time, he talks about the state's many regions, among other topics -- and he also discusses a column he recently wrote where he complains about the President's "telegraphing" economic news ahead of the public release deadline.for his personal political uses.

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Today:  We find out more about a special summer learning program to be held at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond.  A group of about 50 Hoosier foster youth from across the state will spend the next eight weeks beginning Friday in the Summer Bridge Program.  These youth will stay in residence halls and study on campus, as they learn skills that will help them adjust to life from foster homes to life -- on their own --in college.