IU Northwest economist Micah Pollak

Indiana University Northwest

Today:   Ellen Szarleta, the director of the Indiana University Northwest Center for Urban and Regional Excellence is with us to talk about the summer non-credit class offerings this year, done differently  because of the coronavirus pandemic.  They include courses about career training, Social Security and COVID-19, emergency preparedness for seniors -- and a summer reading program for all agea.  We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, with a Gary resident's recollections of her school days. And we bring back our conversaton with I.U. Northwest economist Micah Pollak about his coronavirus Twitter feed.

Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics

Indiana University Northwest, and the Center for Economic and Education and Research (CEER) at Indiana University Northwest, will host a free webinar exploring the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Micah Pollak, associate professor of economics at IU Northwest and director of CEER, has convened six panelists from a variety of areas to discuss the wide-ranging impact of the pandemic and the state’s response on the region.

IU Northwest

Today:   Indiana University Northwest economist Micah Pollak joins us with an update on northwest Indiana's economy performed in 2018, based on the NWI Coincident Index and its companion NWIImputed Gross Metro Index.  Pollak also offers a forecast for 2019, as well.  We have two conversations, from residents of Gary, from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  And the executive director of the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, Stephanie Blackstock, talks about the changeover of the facility near Valparaiso that happened during February 2018.  The 300-acre Arboretum was acquired