NWI political activist Ruth Needleman

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Today:    Robert Blaszkiewicz with Franciscan Health has an update today on how the healthcare facilities are holding up, during the pandemic. He also tells about a blood drive to be held Tuesday at Bulldog Park in Crown Point.  Northwest Indiana political activist Ruth Needleman is also with us, to discuss the protests and their local impact, the cases reviewed by and handed down from the U.S. Supreme Court and some of the documentaries she's watched while at home.

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Today:  Northwest Indiana political activist Ruth Needleman is in the studio with more topics of discussion, including a meeting of " NWI Resistance" this Saturday in Gary about immigration issues.  Indiana University Northwest director of admissions Dorothy Frink and colleague Candace Rayburn talk about the series of three information sessions called "Yes to College," to be held in three separate locations in Gary on March 17th,19th and 23rd.  They are designed to help parents learn and ask questions about the benefits of young people attending college (or, perhaps, themselves as adults). We also revisit our conversation with Ivy Tech Community College system president Sue Ellspermann, about the next series of eight-week-long courses beginning, statewide, on March 16th.

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Today:  We have our conversations with both Lake County political party leaders:  Democratic Party chairman Jim Weiser and Republican Party chairman Dan Dernulc. Weiser talks about his party's new candidates out campaigning for their respective town and city elections and Dernulc does the same, including candidates looking to hold onto existing GOP seats and ones trying to gain new ones.

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Today:   Northwest Indiana political activist Ruth Needleman is in the studio to bring us updates on several projects and topics.  She tells us about an upcoming board meeting in an Illinois village reviewing a proposal from another privately-owned corrections company to establish an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center.  Ruth also talks about the March 11th IURC field hearing in Hammond on NIPSCO's electric rate case.  "Green Fleet Radio" from South Shore Clean Cities is back -- we'll bring back our conversation with Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr -- and Eric Zosso

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Today:   Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman joins us in the studio to talk about --among other topics -- a look at some of the issues that could come up in the next General Assembly session, including Indiana teachers' pay, as well as the latest on the "Can We Talk" series of discussions leading toward the creation of a trauma center in Gary and "NWI Resistance's" proposed billboard against illegal immigration flights out of Gary-Chicago International Airport.  We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University -- and Hoosier Environmental Council attorney

Today:   Purdue University Northwest professor David Detmer joins us to talk about his latest book, "Zinnophobia: The Battle over History in Politics and Scholarship."  It focuses on the famous author Howard Zinn, his teachings and books that looked at bias and objectivity in history, and how then-Governor Mitch Daniels wanted to ban the teaching of one of Zinn's books in Hoosier schools.