Jill Long Thompson

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Today:  "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the stories he's put out in print and online, including tonight's selection of someone to fill state Senator Karen Tallian's final year of her term of office, effective Nov. 1st. Dan also talks about the selection of a permanent U.S. Attorney for northern Indiana and of U.S. Senator Mike Braun's urging Chicago police who refuse mandatory vaccination in Illinois to come work in Indiana.   And we revisit our conversation with Jill Long Thompson, the former U.S. Representative and one-time gubernatoral candidate who began a political career as a member of the Valparaiso City Council from 1984-86.  She's written a book -- published by I. U. Press -- titled "The Career of American Democracy."

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Today:  We bring you three conversations from 2020 -- two of them focusing on the efforts by St. Joseph's College trustees and administrators to follow through on the plan to revitalize the Catholic-affiliated college.   First, we speak with executive director William Carroll, and then with alumnus and Texas businessman Mark Zwartinski, who offered the Board of Trustees an ambitious plan of action.  We also have our conversation with former legislator and Indiana University professor Jill Long Thompson, who wrote a book titled "The Character of American Democracy," published by I.U. Press. Dr. Thompson began her political career as a Valparaiso City Councilperson.

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Today:  We have conversations with the new chancellor of Indiana University Northwest, Ken Iwama, and with former Congresswoman, gubernatorial candidate and I.U. ethics professor Jill Long Thompson.  Chancellor Iwama begins his post this weekend on the Gary campus, taking over from William Lowe, who returns to the university faculty.  Chancellor Iwama was selected from a field of finalists who each visited campus last February.  He came from a key administrative post at College of Staten Island, New York. Jill Long Thompson is the author of the book "The Character of American Democracy," available from Indiana University Press.   She is a former three-term U.S. Representative and was a candidate for Governor in 2008.  Her biography notes that her political career began in 1983 when she launched a successful campaign to win a seat on the Valparaiso City Council, a post she held from 1984 to 1986.  She is currently a member of the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.