"NWI Resistance"

Lakeshore Public Radio/IU Northwest

Today:   Northwest Indiana political activist Ruth Needleman is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about some of the events and protests over local and national issues.  Recent protests happened outside the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point and in Hobart. Dana Dornsife with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation will talk about the organization's Community IMPACT program to help improve health outcomes and disparities related to cancer. They hope to be able to expand it into the Chicagoland area.  And Indiana Youth Institute president-CEO Tami Silverman talks about Child Abuse Awareness Month.  She says there are signs that adults should know to help protect the safety and well-being of Hoosier children.  We also have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.

IU Northwest

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.