Gary Public Transportation Corp.

Gary Public Transportation Corp.

Today:  David Wright with the Gary Public Transportation Corp. is with us to review the new and improved bus schedule that takes effect on Tuesday, September 8th.  It's a schedule that brings riders closer to more locations that they say they want to visit, like the Adam Benjamin VA Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point.  Find more information here.  We also bring back our conversations with a LaPorte County PFLAG board member about a new social media group called "Out in LaPorte," and with Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor, who made a major decision to switch political party affiliations.    

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"Regionally Speaking" host Chris Nolte talks to David Wright the Planning and Marketing Manager for the Gary Public Transportation. He discusses the latest on the organizations plans to reduce its carbon footprint as we recognize the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  

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Today:  Karen Toering, the founder of the Gary International Black Film Festival, is in the studio to talk about this year's event -- a weekend of viewing great independent films created by black filmmakers.  It opens on Friday with a red carpet reception at Indiana University Northwest's Bergland Auditorium. Film screenings will take place on campus and in other venues in Gary.  "Green Fleet Radio" from South Shore Clean Cities is back, with host Carl Lisek and his guests from GPTC talking about "clean" mass transit. And we have an at-length conversation with Indiana state Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary), who announced on Tuesday that he is a Democratic Party 2020 primary election candidate for Governor.

GPTC

Today:  We bring back our conversation with David Wright, the planning director for Gary Public Transportation Corp. about the recent service changes and what will be "On the Table" at the next Legacy Foundation-sponmsored discussion on Monday at Gary Public Library.  Ann Massie of the Northwest Indiana Food Council tells about the last series of "Farm Hop" farm tours around the Region, and Professor Tim Tomasik has details of this year's Valparaiso University Film Festival.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson also talks with  Allison Mack with Gas Buddy.com about the impact that recent attacks on Saudi crude oil facilities will have on what we here in northwest Indiana pay for gasoline.

Lake Ridge Schools

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the drowning of a Lake Ridge high school student,  Lake County Recorder Mike Brown may receive a drastically reduced salary next year, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Gary Public Transportation  Corp. Director of Planning and Marketing David Wright.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

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Today:  On this "Reporters Roundtable" Thursday we talk to "Times" business reporter Josaeph Pete and "Post-Tribune" education correspondent Hannah Reed about the stories they covered and wrote for print and on-line editions.   Sandwiched in between their remarks, we have a conversation with David Wright with Gary Public Transportation Corp. about the upgrades in public transit and what will be discussed at the Legacy Foundation's next "On The Table" discussion on Sept. 23rd at the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center.  It's an opportunity to speak out about public transportation needs and how they affect issues like "food deserts" and food insecurity.

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Today:  INDOT's Scott Manning talks about the new "Trucks Stop Here" program that allows for long-haul truck drivers moving through Indiana to take their DOT-mandated rest breaks in places away from moving traffic.  David Wright and the incoming general manager of Gary Public Transportation Corp., Jerome Parker, talk about upcoming GPTC mass transit projects.  And Eric Parrish, executive vice president of MGT Consulting and Lisa Rosinko, CFO of the Gary Community Schools, have an update on the financial health of the school district that is currently under state-mandated emergency manageme

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Today:   Gary Public Transportation Corp. general manager Daryl Lampkins and Northwest Indiana RDA spokesman Dave Wellman are in the studio to talk about this week's Regional Transportation Summit -- a day-and-one-half-long event that begins on Thursday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.  The mission of the event is to hold "crucial conversations" dealing with the challenges, efficiencies, connectivity and growth of the Region's public transportation system.

Today:  we revisit our conversation with Irene Boone Phillips and Mike Maska, both with Franciscan Health, which is a lead agency for the Lake County Smoking Prevention and Cessation Program.  The program's anti-smoking public information campaign continues this week.

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On this Reporters Roundtable Thursday -- a look at some of the major stories of the week in northwest Indiana, from the reporters who researched, wrote and posted them online and in print.  Our guests this week are Dan Carden and Ed Bierschenk with the Times of Northwest Indiana, Carole Carlson of the Post-Tribune and Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore.

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Today:  Northwest Indiana financial adviser Greg Hammer joins us to talk about ways to make preparing and filing those income tax returns a little less stressful, including the top 20 deductions that all taxpayers should take advantage of.

Indiana Dunes Tourism executive director Lorelei Weimer tells us about the recent Certec report on the economic impact of travel and tourism to Porter County -- and you'll be surprised to hear just how much those tourist visits mean to the local economy.