IYI president and CEO Tami Silverman

Lakeshore Public Radio

Today:   Indiana University Northwest economics professor Micah Pollak is with us to talk about the recent study commissioned by I.U. with EMSI, a worldwide provider of economic impact studies to colleges and universities, that explains the economic value that IUN adds to the students and alumni of the university and to the northwest Indiana community at large.  For example: the impact of increased earnings of IUN alumni and the businesses they work for is equal to an economic boost that is similar to hosting the World Series 37 times.  We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, and Side Effects Public Media reporter Carter Barrett looks into the struggle that rural hospitals face in trying to bring in enough revenue from a pandemic-stunted economy to stay open -- and serve their communities.  Indiana Youth Institute president-CEO Tami Silverman also reviews her latest monthly column entitled "Talking Politics With Our Kids."  It's an appropriate topic in this "election season." The entire column can be found on the IYI website.

Indiana Economic Digest website

Today:  Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research executive director Michael Hicks joins us to talk about his 2020 economic forecast for the U.S. and Indiana.  It's a forecast with good points and bad points, and he explains how he reaches the conclusions listed in the forecast.  We have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio" with Carl Lisek of South Shore Clean Cities.  His report is also supported by NIRPC.  Brandi Adams, the director of resource development with Lake Area United Way, talks about the recent "Santa's Worshop for Working Families" held at Wicker Park in Highland and how is part of the United Way overall local mission to help local families.  And we talk with Erica Rios, the social worker with the Griffith Police Department, about her work in her community and how she can help in times of crisis. 

vox.com

Today:    Indiana Youth Instiute president and CEO Tami Silverman talks about the pro's and con's on Hoosier youth being involved in sports in the school setting.  An ESPN study shows 30% of girls and 37% of boys play on high school teams...

U.S. Defense Dept.

Today:   Leslie Plesac with Purdue University Northwest's Sinai Forum speaker series joins us with the list of speakers this coming fall -- a list which includes retired General John Kelly, "Sully" Sullenberger, Gloria Steinem and Alan Dershowitz.  The former White House chief of staff is the first speaker on Sept. 8th at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.  All the other speakers will be on the Westville campus.   We also have comments from state Rep.

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Today:   Scott Pelath with the Kankakee River Basin Commission talks about the history of the Kankakee and Yellow Rivers in northwest Indiana, including the flooding issues that climaxed in a bill that is now law that will re-make the multi-county government organization tasked with overseeing the rivers.  A new commission, smaller in the number of members, will review a proposed long-range plan and will be able to assess property owners along the rivers in eight counties, to pay for studies and to obtain federal funds for flood control projects.   

Indiana Youth Institute

Today:   Tami Silverman, the president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, joins us with a look at the statewide and northwest Indiana data that's contained in this 25th anniversary IYI "Kids Count" Data Book.  The Data Book shows its readers objective, reliable information on the status of Indiana's children and youth.  It offers indicators in the categories of family and community, economic well-being, education and health.  We also have more conversations from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  And IPB News' Rebecca Thiele reports on the reuse of the former Carrie Gosch E