Kirk Muspratt

Lake County Democratic Party

Today:    Our conversation with Lake County Democratic Party chairman Jim Weiser on the new candidates on the general election ballot -- some of whom are just getting involved in local politics.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson talked with "Grace Beyond Borders" founder Marcus Martin about the Aug.

Indiana General Assembly webpage

Today:  We begin our series of conversations with northwest Indiana state legislators with Democratic state Representative Lisa Beck.  This is the Lake County lawmaker's first General Assembly session, having taken over for Republican Julie Olthoff.  She talks about her impression of the Statehouse, the bills she sponsored and how they've fared, and her look at the two-year state budget that she and her colleagues will vote on this month.  We also talk with Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra conductor Kirk Muspratt about May 17th's Pops concert that is just "out of this world."

Purdue University Ft Wayne

Today:   Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne joins us with updates on bills working their way through the 2019  General Assembly session, including some controversial measures which may end up not going right to the Governor's desk but to conference committee -- or even study committe later this year.  Gary Chamber of Commerce executive director Chuck Hughes tells us more about the April 11th World Civility Day events, beginning with workshops at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and ending with an entertainment-filled awards banquet that nig

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kirk Muspratt, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra - Music Director/Conductor, about the upcoming 76th season of Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

valparaiso community schools

Today:  a conversation with Ric Frataccia, the Superintendent of the Valparaiso Community Schools, about next month's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the district's newest elementary school -- and an update on the long-range redistricting plan.

Noted Indiana economist, writer and speaker Morton Marcus joins us again for a look at his latest "Eye on the Pie" columns that focus on Hoosier economic topics, including the cost of living in Indiana and the impact of federal entitlement programs like Social Security on the average Indiana resident. 

South Shore Conservatory

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kirk Muspratt about the 2017 Summer Music Festival, taking place between July 6th and 21st.