Ruth Needleman

IU Northwest

Today:   Dr. Maria Carrillo and Dr. Heather Snyder join us from the 2018 Alzheimer's Association International Conference, to tell us about new research revealed at the event in Chicago that offers more hope for those suffering from Alzheimers' and related dementia -- and their families.

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Today:    Valparaiso attorney Jim Harper is running on the Democratic Party ticket for Indiana Secretary of State.  He is making a multi-day-long media tour around the Hoosier State these days, and he talked with us while on the road about his concerns about the need for a general election that is free from outside interference, and other planks of his campaign.

South Shore CVA

Today:    We begin with a conversation with Lauren Radusin and Ellen Kapitan, members of the South Shore Roller Girls roller derby team.  The team is approaching its 5th birthday and will observe it with a Birthday Bout and doubleheader in Hammond on July 14th.  But first, the Roller Girls are inviting everyone to an open call-out on July 8th in Portage -- and you don't have to know how to skate to participate.

IU Northwest

Today:   Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman is back in the studio to talk about events coming up this month -- including another immigration deportation protest vigil at the Gary-Chicago International Airport, and of an upcoming lawsuit hearing in federal court in Hammond involving the city of Gary. That hearing is all about Gary's "welcoming city" status.

We have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio," with Carl Lisek of South Shore Clean Cities.  He talks with Dunes Learning Center executive Geoff Benson.

Hoosier Protest Art Exhibited In Chicago

Mar 12, 2018
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An exhibit of protest art from demonstrations across northern Indiana was on display at Chicago art gallery, Uri-Eichen over the weekend.  
 

The exhibit titled, “Art of Resistance and Resilience in Northwest Indiana” was organized by the advocacy group Northwest Indiana Resist. Uri-Eichen, located minutes from downtown Chicago, had little walking room. It was full of visitors and Hoosier protest art.

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Today:   a conversation with  Purdue University Northwest associate professor psychology Christina Ragan and Liz Bernel with the university's Art Collections and Special Events, about Tuesday's "Brain Awareness Day" on the Westville campus and a week-long accompanying art exhibit in the Gallery in the Library-Student-Faculty Building.

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Today:  Ivy Tech Community College just unveiled its new five-year strategic plan, and we asked statewide President Sue Ellspermann to review it and talk about the impact it will have on northwest Indiana.  The plan aligns with Indiana's goal to give 60-percent of the Indiana workforce a high-value post-secondary degree or credential by 2025.

Lake County government

Today:  We bring you at-length conversations with Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. about the Sheriff's Department itself and the efforts to fight cross-border crime and the  opioid epidemic... and with Joan Machucua, an Ogden Dunes resident who is helping organize northwest Indiana residents to attend the upcoming Womens March Chicago.  She talked recently with Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson.

IU Northwest

Today:  Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman joins us in the studio for our occasional conversation about the local issues of the day, including a public forum tonight on the Ivy Tech Gary campus about the proposed letter of intent to bring Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville into the Franciscan Alliance family.  A group of organizations, including the SEIU that represents Methodist Hospitals employees, is sponsoring the discussion.