Porter County Substance Abuse Council

Lakeshore Public Radio

Today:  Ed Feigenbaum, the creator and editor of the "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter with Hanna News Service has an update on the Indiana gaming industry, including the latest Indiana Gaming Commission meeting topics that include revenues from the casinos and sportsbooks, as well as the investigation into allegations involving executives with Spectacle Entertainment and former casino operator Centaur Gaming and the probe's impact on the Gary and Terre Haute casino projects.  We also bring back out conversation with Porter County Substance Abuse Council executive director Dawn Pelc and board president Chuck Harris, about the organization's effort to reduce the number of former Porter County jail inmates going back behind bars because of drug-related crimes.  Many of those returning inmates don't have the education or job skills to find meaningful jobs in the community.

NWI Life website

Today:   Municipal government finances expert and Highland town clerk-treasurer Michael Griffin is with us for an extensive conversation about the background and the issues surrounding the Lake County Council efforts to shift purchasing and IT expenses from the County Commissioners over to the Council.  It's an issue dealing with "home rule" that dates back into the 1980s, and may have to worked out between the two government bodies.  We also have Chuck Harris, the board president, and executive director Dawn Pelc, with the Porter County Substance Abuse Council about the organization's efforts to reduce the number of former jail inmates coming back behind bars because of drug-related crimes.  Many of those who return to jail don't have the education and skills to find meaningful jobs in the community, and the PCSAC works with other groups to resolve the issues with things like education, jobs and family assistance.  

Indystar.com

Today:   "Indiana Political Insight" and "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletters editor and creator Ed Feigenbaum joins us to talk about the leadership change coming in the 2021 General Assembly session, when House Speaker Brian Bosma hands the gavel over to Rep. Todd Huston.  Bosma is the longest-serving House Speaker in state legislative history, second only to Rep. Pat Bauer of South Bend.  We have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio" from South Shore Clean Cities and NIRPC.  Carley Samayoa with the Porter County Substance Abuse Council is with us to talk about the organization and the success of its podcast "Matters of Substance." And Andrea Proulx Buinicki with Lake Area United Way talks about the importance of humanitiarian aid to migrants in northwest Indiana.  The LAUW is seeking applilcants for federal financial help to the regional immigrant community. More information about the grant program is on the Lake Area United Way website.