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Today:  Indiana University Northwest professors Charles Hobson and Micah Pollak are in the studio to talk about a study that they and colleague Bala Arshanapali conducted on military-friendly businesses -- and learned that hiring veterans is good for business.  Merrillville town councilman Shawn Pettit talks about the community center project that they just broke ground on recently.  The land, which was once the site of a drive-in theatre along Broadway, will be home to several athletic fields as well as a facility that could rival Hammond's Sportsplex.  And North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan joins us in the studio to talk about his candidacy for the seat now being held by U. S. Congressman Pete Visclosky.  Mrvan will be on the 2020 Democratic Party primary election ballot.

Amtrak

Today:  Steve Coxhead, the president of the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance, joins us to talk about concerns about late trains on Amtrak's "Hoosier State passenger service between Indianapolis and Chicago.  The national rail provider says only one in three Indianapolis-bound trains arrived on-time in June, a change from past months  Coxhead says there are problems on CSX, the freight line that provides the rails for both the "Hoosier State" and the Indiana "Cardinal" passenger routes. 

Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly

The first six months of the Trump administration in Washington is bringing a sense of optimism, nationwide, among the country's small businesses and we wondered if northwest Indiana small businesses are sharing in any of that optimism.  We asked Lorri Feldt of the northwest Indiana Indiana Small Business Development Center and economics professor Micah Pollak of Indiana University Northwest to talk about it, on Wednesday's "Regionally Speaking" program.

NWI Small Business Center

Today:  a conversation with Lorri Feldt of the Indiana Small Business Development Center in northwest Indiana and Indiana University Northwest economist Micah Pollak about the optimism of small businesses in the early months of the new administration in Washington, and if northwest Indiana small businesses are expressing any optimistic views.