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Today:     Retired public school superintendents Tony Lux and Michael Berta and Merrillville Community Schools administrator Danny Lackey are on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about Thursday's first of a two-webcast series co-hosted by Purdue University Northwest and the Northwest Indiana Coalition for Public Education that will focus on education and race, as barriers to learning.  The virtual panel discussion is free and available to the public on the Purdue Northwest  YouTube channel.  We also have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, a conversation with Griffith Town Council president Rick Ryfa on events and issues involving the town, and Indiana Youth Institute president and CEO Tami Silverman joins us for the latest on the 2021 "Kids Count Data Book" just released.

GRIFFITH - The Griffith School Board announced a plan last month to close a local elementary school.  But many residents have concerns over the closure and have reached out to the Griffith Town Council for help.

Council President Rick Ryfa told the "Times" that the council has never been contacted more in 12 years on one particular topic.  The council is now enabling the citizens to be heard by the school board through the council.