"Indiana Week In Review"

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Today:  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson spoke with Griffith Town Councilman Rick Ryfa about the process that the community is going through to be able to secede from Calumet Township and shift into a different Lake County township.    Reporter Michael Puente has a remembrance of former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who passed away late last week.  The feature first aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on Monday.   Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith and his guests talk about the latest Indiana news topics on "Indiana Week In Review."  Reporter Annacaroline Caruso reports on ways to help Hispanics, especially undocumented immigrants, get healthcare in northern Indiana.  And NPR's Steve Inskeep and David Greene offer a feature on the latest "Star Wars" film coming out this weekend and how the original hit movie ended up as a radio drama on NPR, 40 years ago.

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Today:   Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith is the host and moderator of "Indiana Week In Review," a discussion of the issues in Hoosier business and politics with his guests, and we bring you this week's "IWIR."  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talks with Munster Police DARE officer James Ghrist about next week's "National Night Out," a program that the town police force has been supporting for the past 24 years.  And "Times of Northwest Indiana" business reporter Joseph Pete joins us to talk about his stories this week -- which include one about tonight's rally in Michig

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On this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, we talk with Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Eric Weddle on his radio documentatry that details the issue of state takeover of public schools and the impact on students and teachers.  Gary native and NPR film critic Eric Deggans is coming to northwest Indiana later this month to participate in a program at IU Northwest and we talk with him ahead of his visit. And IPB News Statehouse reporter Brandon Smith and his guests discuss the week in Indiana politics, for the "Inside Indiana Week in Review" podcast

Today:   We begin with the latest list of northwest Indiana warming centers open to help those without power or heat to stay warm until the weather conditions improve.  We also revisit our conversation with Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor spokesman Anthony Swinger on NIPSCO's electric rate case which will come up for a re-scheduled field hearing locally next month or in March.