"Reflections" conversations about COVID-19


Today:  Michigan City Chamber of Commerce president Katie Eaton is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the next community job fair hosted by the Chamber, along with city and LaPorte County organizations and agencies, on April 13th at Blue Chip Casino.   We revisit our conversation with NIRPC executive director Ty Warner about a recent report on "e-commerce" in northwest Indiana.   And we also have another in our Reflections" series of conversations with Midwesterners and how their lives have been changed by the pandemic.  This feature is about an Indianapolis nurse.  

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Today:   Immigration attorney Alfredo Estrada is back on "Regionally Speaking" with the latest on immigration issues across the nation and in northwest Indiana.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson reports on what the Governor had to say on Tuesday afternoon  about the path that the Hoosier State is taking out of the pandemic. And Side Effects Public Media reporter Natalie Krebs has another report in our "Reflections" series of conversations about people dealing with the pandemic. This report focuses on hospitals and healthcare workers.

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Today:  Tim Winders, vice-chancellor at Purdue University Northwest, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the virtual discussion program he's moderating on March 22nd. It's another in the virtual series of “On The Other Side” on cybersecurity, and it features local businesspeople as well as on-campus speakers.  Before that conversation, we talk with Indiana University Northwest associate vice-chancellor Cynthia O’Dell, who is coordinating “A Celebration of Faculty Research” this Friday morning.  Ten faculty members will present a series of eight-minute TEDx-style talks to enlighten the campus and community about the important work and impact of faculty scholarship.  We also feature another conversation in our "Reflections" series on Midwesterners whose lives were changed by COVID-19, and  with Indiana Youth Institute president-CEO Tami Silverman on the difficult issues facing Hoosier youth during the pandemic.


Today:  We revisit our conversation with Jim Ventura of Maya Energy LLC, the company that is building a municipal solid waste and recycling processing facility on Gary's far west side.  Andy Campbell and Tara MacElmurry with NIPSCO talk about the "Your Energy, Your Future" renewable energy initiative,  beginning with two new wind turbine farms which are now online in northwest Indiana.  And we have another conversation in our series of conversations called "Reflections," on peoples' key moments in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  This one is with the woman who was the first COVID-related  double lung-transplant recipient. 

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Today:   Northwest Indiana immigration attorney Alfredo Estrada is on "Regionally Speaking" with the latest on local and national immigration issues, with his views on the potential changes coming from a change in presidential adminstrations.   We also have the first conversation in a series of conversations called "Reflections," on peoples' key moments in dealing with COVID-19.  And South Shore Clean Cities executive director Carl Lisek comes on the program to talk about the statewide expansion for the clean transportation organization, to take place this year.  It's being endorsed by the U.S. Department of Energy through its expansion of Clean Cities outreach activities.