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Indiana Economic Digest

Today:   Indiana University Northwest economics professor Micah Pollak talks about the impact that the Trump administration's "tariff war" is beginning to have on industries and jobs in northwest Indiana and the rest of the Hoosier State -- including agriculture.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reporting that 812,600 Indiana jobs are supported by global trade.

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On this Reporter's Roundtable Thursday, we turn to Dan Carden of the "Times of Northwest Indiana" for his stories on the final U.S. Senate candidates' debate held in Indianapolis and other stories this week -- and to Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" for her stories about the upcoming primary election.  Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith completes his series of Senate candidate conversations with Todd Rokita. And we also have reporters and editors from the "Times" in one of the "That's So Region" podcasts. 

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Today:  on this Reporter's Roundtable, we welcome Joseph Pete, business reporter for the "Times of Northwest Indiana," and his Statehouse colleague Dan Carden.  They talk about the stories they wrote that were in print as well as online.

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Today:  it's Reporter Roundtable Thursday, where we ask reporters from the local media to talk about the stories they wrote for print and the Web.  This time, Bill Dolan of the Times of Northwest Indiana talks about his coverage of the John Buncich federal court trial, business reporter Joseph Pete is with us to talk about the major local business stories of the week and Jon Gard of the LaPorte Herald-Argus has a number of LaPorte County stories to go into detail. 

Inside Indiana Business

Today:  a conversation with Jeff Strack, the chief executive of Indiana Grocery Group, the company that now owns and operates 20 of northwest Indiana's most popular supermarkets.  The group purchased some of the Strack & VanTil stores, along with a few Town & Country and Ultra stores, from Central Grocers in U.S. bankruptcy court.  Jeff talks about the process of creating a brand-new company  -- setting up the wholesale agreements to replace Central Grocers -- and planning for the future.

NWI Business Quarterly

Today: we find out from Lakeshore Public Radio's Megan Fernandez why companies from outside Indiana are so interested in locating (or relocating) into Lake and Porter Counties.  Megan talked to, among other people, Mayors Jon Costas of Valparaiso and Tom McDermott Jr. of Hammond.

We meet and talk with the local chapter president of the Freedom Riders of Indiana, "Boone" Duvall, to learn more about this charitable organization -- its mission and goals -- and who benefits from its fundraising events, like one coming up on August 26th.