LaPorte County economic development

Scott Costello campaign website

Today:  We talk to another candidate for the First District Congressional seat held by Pete Visclosky.  Highland resident Scott Costello's name is at the top of the Democratic Party primary election ballot. He considers himself a progressive, and he talks about many of the issues in his campaign.    We also find out about the Human Trafficking Awareness Month campaign just completed from Indiana State Police public information officer Sgt. John Perrine.  And Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson has a conversation with LaPorte County Council president Randy Novak about the $1 million state performance-based grant to support the connection of the railroad spurs inside Kingsbury Industrial Park wih the CSX and CN railroads.

Hannah News Service

Today:  Ed Feigenbaum with Hannah News Service's "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter joins us with his review of, and opinions on, last week's Indiana Gaming Commission meeting which took up the Gary land-based casino project and Indiana sports wagering (which officiallly began on Sunday). He also takes a look at some of the effects that the new Hard Rock Casino project in Gary will have on northwest Indiana construction trades jobs.  We also have another edition of "Building Northwest Indiana," and another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.

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Today:   Tony Rodriguez, the director of the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development, talks about the efforts to attract new businesses into his county and to get existing firms to expand and bring in more jobs.

Andrean High School / Diocese of Gary, IN

Today:  on this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, we turn to Meredith Colias-Pete with the "Post-Tribune" for her stories, mainly about education and the General Assembly session, and to Jon Gard, who is a reporter for the LaPorte "Herald Argus" and the Michigan City "News Dispatch."

Washington Times

Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we turn to reporter Giles Bruce and LaPorte County correspondent Stan Maddux of the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and "Post-Tribune" reporters Carole Carlson and Greg Tejeda, to talk about the stories they wrote for their newspapers and Web sites.