Indiana Dunes National Park

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Today:   an at-length conversation with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.  He talks about the latest developments on bills moving through the General Assembly that affect his city, its businesses and residents.  That includes tax incentives to create the Digital Crossroads of America data center on Hammond's lakefront and how the Gary economic development and casino license changes will affect Hammond's and other communities' own casinos.  Mayor McDermott also talks about ongoing discussions to create a regional convention center and how the end of property tax caps will affect the city of H


Today:    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission holds its field hearing on NIPSCO's electric rate case in Hammond on March 11th --  so we call upon Anthony Swinger of the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to explain what the IURC is considering, ahead of the public hearing at Hammond High School's auditorium.  We have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio," supported by South Shore Clean Cities.  Host Carl Lisek talks with University of Notre Dame's sustainability director.  And Lorelei Weimer with Indiana Dunes Tourism talks about the reaction to the renaming of Indiana Dunes Nation

Sharon Jackson / Lakeshore Public Radio

CHESTERTON, IN - A longtime expert photographer, author and creator of best-selling book "Treasured Lands:  A Photographic Odyssey Through America's National Parks," visited Northwest Indiana to be first to photograph America's 61st National Park, Indiana Dunes National Park.

As soon as QT Luong heard that President Trump had signed the bill and created Indiana Dunes National Park, he stopped the presses on the second edition of his book, and hopped on a plane to come to the Region.

Indiana Landmarks

Today:   Todd Zeiger,  the northern Indiana director of Indiana Landmarks is with us to talk about the offer that the non-profit preservation group is offering, in partnership with the National Park Service, to make the famous "House of Tomorrow" in Beverly Shores available for a 50-year lease to a party that will undertake its restoration.  The "House" is one of five "Century of Progress" homes brought over to Indiana in 1934, when the Chicago World's Fair closed.  Four of the homes have already been restored.  We have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio," supported by South Shore Clean

Government Shutdown Impacts Indiana Dunes

Jan 4, 2019
Indiana coast along Lake Michigan (Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)
Lauren Chapman

CHESTERTON - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is now significantly closer to becoming a National Park.  Wednesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources approved Congressman Pete Visclosky’s legislation to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a National Park. Visclosky says the designation would create the first national park in Indiana and the the 60th national park in the United States and it would have significant advantages.