Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

Indiana DCS web site

Today:   We talk to Dr Rick Hug, who started the series of Indiana University Northwest annual Forums on Child Abuse and Neglect.  The 29th annual forum is this Friday in the Bruce Bergland Auditorium, in the Savannah Center on the Gary campus.  Dr Hug talks about this year's keynote speaker and the other workshops designed to focus on issues behind child abuse and neglect and efforts to combat them that  lead to healthy youth and adults.  We also continue our conversations with members of northwest Indiana's legislative delegation with state Rep.

Majestic Star

Today:   "Indiana Gaming Insight" and "Indiana Political Insight" newsletters editor Ed Feigenbaum joins us for the latest news for northwest Indiana and statewide casinos from the Indiana Gaming Commission and General Assembly.   He has updates on efforts to create statewide sports betting options as well.  We also bring back our conversation with Stephanie Blackstock of Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest  on the one-year observance of change in ownership of the Valparaiso area nature preserve.

IU Northwest

Today:   Indiana University Northwest economist Micah Pollak joins us with an update on northwest Indiana's economy performed in 2018, based on the NWI Coincident Index and its companion NWIImputed Gross Metro Index.  Pollak also offers a forecast for 2019, as well.  We have two conversations, from residents of Gary, from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  And the executive director of the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, Stephanie Blackstock, talks about the changeover of the facility near Valparaiso that happened during February 2018.  The 300-acre Arboretum was acquired