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Today:  Kristin Marlow, the executive director of the American Red Cross northwest Indiana chapter, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the severe blood shortage the nation is facing because of the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries as the pandemic subsides.  We also hear from a pediatrician about the need for young people to get wellness checks and shots (including COVID vaccines)  before schools reopen this fall.  Indiana University Northwest professors Linda Galocy and Dorinda Sattler answer questions about privacy laws and COVID-19: what can businesses ask of their customers -- or of their employees?  And we hear from Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra conductor Kirk Muspratt about his return to the concert stage on Friday.

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Today:    "Indiana Gaming Insight" and "Indiana Legislative Insight" newsletter creator and editor Ed Feigenbaum is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the latest topics coming out of the state's gaming industry and the 2021 General Assembly session.  Purdue Northwest honors student Kayla Vasilko joins us to tell us about a silent movie actress who was born in Michigan City -- and later became famous as an auto racing driver -- is the subject of an exhibit that is coming to the LaPorte County Historical Museum later this month, along with a documentary film about her.  And Phil Bauman with the Northwest Indiana Sympohony Orchestra talks about the first two concerts of the spring 2021 season, to be held both in-person and virtually.  

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Today:    Our conversation with Lake County Democratic Party chairman Jim Weiser on the new candidates on the general election ballot -- some of whom are just getting involved in local politics.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson talked with "Grace Beyond Borders" founder Marcus Martin about the Aug.

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Today:  We begin our series of conversations with northwest Indiana state legislators with Democratic state Representative Lisa Beck.  This is the Lake County lawmaker's first General Assembly session, having taken over for Republican Julie Olthoff.  She talks about her impression of the Statehouse, the bills she sponsored and how they've fared, and her look at the two-year state budget that she and her colleagues will vote on this month.  We also talk with Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra conductor Kirk Muspratt about May 17th's Pops concert that is just "out of this world."

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Today:   Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne joins us with updates on bills working their way through the 2019  General Assembly session, including some controversial measures which may end up not going right to the Governor's desk but to conference committee -- or even study committe later this year.  Gary Chamber of Commerce executive director Chuck Hughes tells us more about the April 11th World Civility Day events, beginning with workshops at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and ending with an entertainment-filled awards banquet that nig

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Today:   the Superintendent of the Lake County Fairgrounds, Paul Carlson, joins us in the studio to talk about the facility in Crown Point that is in use year-round -- and is getting ready this month for the two weeks in the summer when it becomes the home of the Lake County Fair.

We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.   The Welcome Project collects first-person stories and pairs these with intentional conversation to help forge stronger ties within and across our communities.  

Today:   Ahead of Tuesday's primary election -- and Lakeshore Public Radio's Election Night coverage, beginning at 6PM -- we offer a look from Indiana Public Broadcasting's Barbara Brosher about the importance of young voters, if they come out to the polls. Barbara says many young voters don't participate in the primary election process.

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Today:   We learn more about the next initiative of the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University:  the Chorus of Voices and what co-creator Professor Allison Schuette calls "Flight Paths: Mapping Our Changing Neighborhoods."  It is a multi-year project that will bring together the voices, especially Gary residents' voices, as they talk about why their families either stayed in or left Gary and led to the area's deurbanization.

Lake County government

Today:   Lake County Commissioner Jerry Tippy and Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson join us to talk about the new Lake County Comprehensive Land Use Plan for unincorporated sections of the county  -- and of a series of public meetings, the first of which is Tuesday evening at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point.   The County Plan Commission is seeking public comment on the new land use plan, the first one in more than 20 years.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Kirk Muspratt, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra - Music Director/Conductor, about the upcoming 76th season of Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

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Today:  a conversation with Ric Frataccia, the Superintendent of the Valparaiso Community Schools, about next month's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the district's newest elementary school -- and an update on the long-range redistricting plan.

Noted Indiana economist, writer and speaker Morton Marcus joins us again for a look at his latest "Eye on the Pie" columns that focus on Hoosier economic topics, including the cost of living in Indiana and the impact of federal entitlement programs like Social Security on the average Indiana resident. 

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Today:  A conversation with Rob Vollrath of suburban Chicago-based Leopardo Energy, a firm that is working with the city of Hammond on an ambitious 14-month-long energy conservation project that -- Rob says -- guarantees the city will save up to $26 million in energy costs over 15 years.  The project includes energy conservation measures in all city-owned buildings as well as replacing current Hammond city vehicles with more energy-efficient ones.

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John Cain talks with Kirk Muspratt about the 75th Anniversary of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Indiana Symphony. 

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John Cain, host of Eye on the Arts, talks with Kirk Muspratt about the 75th Anniversary of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Indiana Symphony.