IU Northwest history professor emeritus James Lane

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Today:   We bring back two conversations with I.U. Northwest professors on the books they wrote or had a big hand in writing,  We begin with history professor emeritus James Lane who,  along with co-author Ronald Cohen, put together the latest edition of “Gary – A Pictorial History.”  Professor Lane says the latest book includes events in the Steel City into the 21st Century.  Then, a revisited conversation with Indiana University Northwest sociology professor Jack Bloom about "Class, Race and the Civil Rights Movement," a book he wrote and was published more than 30 years ago and is still relevant today -- so much so, that he added some new material for the second edition -- now in print.   NFIB Indiana director Barbara Quandt also joins us with an update on efforts by Indiana small businesses to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today:   we wrap up our 2018 programs with conversations with three local authors:  first, we bring you former Cedar Lake teacher and now author of "Motion for Justice -- I Rest My Case," Brian Vukadinovich.  Then, Indiana University Northwest History professor emeritus James Lane talks about the third edition of "Gary -- A Pictorial History," just released in print.  And finally, Purdue University Northwest professor David Detmer and his book "Zinnophobia: The Battle of History in Politics and Scholarship." It's a book that looks at Howard Zinn and how former Governor Mitch Daniels reacted

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Today:   Indiana University Northwest history professor emeritus James Lane joins us in the studio to talk about the book he's co-authored with Ronald Cohen: "Gary -- A Pictorial History," now in its third edition.  Professor Lane says the book is now up-to-date, including events in the Steel City into the 21st Century.   We also talk with Indiana state Senator Mike Bohacek (R-Michiana Shores) about the bill he's co-authoring to address "bias" in more comprehensive terms than stated in current Indiana law.