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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.

Post-Tribune

Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday, we talk to Meredith Colias-Pete and Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" and Joseph Pete of the "Times" about the stories they put in print editions and posted online.  They include education news from Crown Point, from Gary and an education-related story from the courts as well as updates on the costs of child care, economic development in Gary's Miller neighborhood -- a business and environment story -- and the latest on the impending arrival of another pizza joint in northwest Indiana. 

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.