Lost Hammond Indiana


Today:  The Gary Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Virtual Conversation with U.S. Senator Todd Young" on Friday afternoon on Zoom,  and Chamber executive director Chuck Hughes talks about what he will discuss, including the coronavirus pandemic and the recent racial protests.  Eli Lilly and Company chief executive Dave Ricks  discusses the Indianapolis drugmaker's early-stage trial on a potential treatment for COVID-19.  And we have a report from Side Effects Public Media repoerters Darian Benson and Carter Barrett on some of the health inequities that are part of the protests held across the country.

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The Times of NWI award-winning journalist Joseph Pete joins “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte to talk about his latest book “Lost Hammond Indiana”. The book focuses on the lost history of Hammond, the city’s rich history in industries such as steel mills, oil refineries and ports as well as a look at how it earned the title “Atlantic City on the Lake”. Of course no book about the rich history of Hammond would be complete without a nod to native son Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story” fame.