Richard Gordon Hatcher was elected the city of Gary’s first African American mayor. Richard Gordon Hatcher served as mayor of Gary from January 1, 1968-January 1, 1988. Credit City of Gary website

On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the city of Gary naming the second Monday in October Richard Gordon Hatcher Day,  Brandon Smith reports on a House bill that would give the legislature more power to weigh in on emergency declarations made by a governor and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Dr. Laura Cheever of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day …All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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Today:  We begin our conversations with northwest Indiana residents who want to succeed Congressman Pete Visclosky.  The longest-serving U.S. Representative from our area decided not to seek re-election and several have already made their intentions known to be on the Democratic Party ballot in the May 2020 primary election.  Valparaiso attorney Jim Harper is one of them.  We also bring back our conversation with Dee Dee White with Ivy Tech Community College, about the series of casino dealer traiming courses being offered that can provide jobs at local casinos, including the new Hard Rock Casino to be built in Gary.