"Post-Tribune" columnist Phil Potempa

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Today:  Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana president Matt Schuffert is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the new casino complex going up on I-80-94 and Burr Street in Gary.  Grand opening is coming soon.  "Post-Tribune" colummnist-writer Phil Potempa talks about the new film in production about the life of Belle Gunness. "The Farm" is being supported locally, directed by indy film director Tom Logan and stars Tracy Lords as the infamous LaPorte murderess.  And Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter Justin Hicks offers a feature about a Valparaiso woman who works during the pandemic as both a school bus driver and an Instacart personal shopper... and confronted her personal fears to help keep schools and businesses open.

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Today:   We revisit our conversations with Lake County Democratic Party chairman Jim Weiser and Republican Party chairman Dan Dernulc about the June 2nd primary election that was marked by the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic:  the shift, for many, to vote-by-mail and how candidates had to focus more on social media instead of in-person campaigning.  "Post-Tribune" columnist Phil Potempa joins us to talk about the observance this week of the 1918 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus train wreck on tracks between Gary and Hammond and the horrendous fire that led to 86 deaths and 127 injuries.  The victims, many of them unidentifiable because of their burns, were buried at "Showmen's Rest," in an Illinois cemetery.  The wreck happened on June 22nd, 1918.