northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman

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Today:  Terry Velligan, the general manager for operations at the Cline Avenue bridge construction site, is with us with an update on the near-completion of the bridge that is over the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal in East Chicago.  The final segment constructed on-site was raised into place earlier this month and the finishing touches are being made to get ready to open the bridge to traffic  in early winter.  CareSource Indiana president Steve Smitherman talks about the non-profit organization's efforts to assist Hoosiers in getting their 2021 health insurance needs met.  And northwest Indiana community activist Ruth Needleman has the latest on local racial and community-police issues.

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Today:   Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman is with us to talk about issues involving city government in Gary, including decisions about the city's community benefits agreement ordinance and the purchase and redevelopment of the city's North Gleason Golf Course. She also asks the question: what are they hiding at the Gary-Chicago International Airport, when it comes to issues surrounding immigration flights?  Purdue University assistant professor of physics and astronomy Dan Milisavjevic talks about his groundbreaking research into supernovas and supernova remnants and what is being done in the laboratories on the West Lafayette campus.  Some of the work involves cutting-edge virtual reality technology that may someday be available to the general public.

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Today:  Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman is back with us to cover some of the topics she watches, including economic development issues in the city of Gary.  She talks about a meeting on Zoom tonight that discusses the city's 2019 community benefits ordinance, which is up for amendment soon.  At issue is a new housing project in Gary that is not covered in the ordinance.  Schererville Realtor and board chairman of the Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, Craig Friendling, joins us to talk about the latest regional home sales and median selling price data this summer, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local home sales and buying.  And musician, songwriter and "Positive Vibes Only" founder R.J. Griffith tells about the group's second annual "Good Day" book bag giveaway on Aug. 15th in  East Chicago, which will be a drive-through event this year because of COVID-19.

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Today:  We talk to Purdue University Northwest professor Dietmar Rempfer, who is the director of the University's School of Engineering, about the new faculty internship program.  The School is expanding and deepening its connections with industry and manufacturing partners in new and unique ways that benefit them as well as the Hammond and Westville campuses and students who are taking engineering classes.  Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman joins us in the studio for an update on topics ranging from immigration, to efforts in Gary Commun Council to enact benefits for both the city and its residents. to an opportunity to help Region residents through another "Can We Talk?" session.   And "Indiana Legislative Insight" and "Indiana Gaming Insight" creator Ed Feigenbaum reviews the recent legislative Organization Day, the municipal elections around the state and updates on Indiana gaming issues.

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Today:   Northwest Indiana community activist Ruth Needleman is in the studio to talk about a number of topics, including her "take" on the "Business Insider" survey that found that Gary was one of the country's "most miserable cities."   We have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio," made possible by South Shore Clean Cities and NIRPC. Professor Karen Bishop Morris, a boardmember of Laini Fuellen Charities, and Dr. Mary Nicholson with Community Healthcare System will talk about "triple negative breast cancer," the research work underway to find a cure and the October 12th "Pink Tie Affair" event to raise money for the work and other programs.  The "Pink Tie Affair" will be held at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago.

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Today:  Indiana Humanities staffmember Megan Telligman joins us to talk about the speakers who will be coming into northwest Indiana over the next few months, as part of the "INseparable" initiative.  The speakers will help residents better understand and talk about urban, suburban and rural differences and connections.  Speaking locations include the Lake County and Crown Point Community Libraries and LaPorte County Library.  Union electrician Roman Bronson with the "Indiana Plan" talks about next Wednesday's free Construction Trade Seminar in Gary, to encourage interested residents in car

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Today:   Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman is in the studio to give some updates on local topics of concern, including illegal immigration -- but she also talks about the upcoming city and town primary elections and offers questions she thinks should be asked of the candidates for mayor or council.