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Today:  For this "Reporters' Roundtable" edition, we ask "Post-Tribune" education reporter Meredith Colias-Pete, "Times" Statehouse reporter Dan Carden and "Post-Tribune" Gary city government reporter Greg Tejeda to talk about the stories they wrote and had in print and online.  They included news from School City of Hammond of impending school closings and staff cuts, a new Holcomb administration staffer who is a Region native, the signing of the gaming omnibus bill into law and the latest from the Gary Common Council.

School City of Hammond

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on proposed school closures in Hammond, Lake County officers will be featured on a new show about first responders , notable political figures gathered in Indianapolis earlier this week to say their final goodbyes to Richard Lugar, Brandon Smith reports on the latest conflict between the Indiana attorney general and Marion County prosecutor over a state abortion lawsuit , and Chris Nolte has a conversation Chris Nolte with a conversation with Keira Amstutz from Indiana Humanities .

Meredith Colias-Pete, Post-Tribune

Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable, we get education news updates from Meredith Colias-Pete with the "Post-Tribune," including the latest on the Lake Ridge New Tech Schools' financial problems and the just-completed General Assembly session.  Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" tells us about an unexplained personnel issue in town government in New Chicago and the Lake Station Democratic Party mayoral candidates' forum.  And Dr Indira Frank of the Hoosier Environmental Council talks about a short-staffed IDEM office that needs to be fully-staffed and -funded, but probably was not, in

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A new round of testing has found lead levels in the drinking water at seven northwestern Indiana schools that exceed the federal action level for the toxic metal.

The School City of Hammond's board heard from a consulting firm Tuesday that drinking water in seven Hammond schools and two other district buildings tested above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's lead action level of 15 parts per billion.

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Today:    On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday we bring in "Post-Tribune" Gary city reporter Greg Tejeda, and from the "Times" -- for their inaugural conversations on the program -- Lake County government reporter Will Racke and education reporter Carley Lanich, as they all talk about the stories in print and posted online.  They include news from Gary Common Council, a long-time political figure working for Calumet Township, the visit of an East Chicago native who's a federal court judge, and the School City of Hammond's next superintendent.

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Today:   "Northwest Indiana Gazette" editor and publisher Ken Davidson joins us to talk about the issues surrounding the School City of Hammond's multi-million dollar improvement projects which includes a new high school -- projects which he says aren't being publicly discussed by the School Board.  He has put out posts on his website about a strategic planning committee and bids approved on "consent agenda."

Lakeshore Public Media

Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable program, we check in with "Times of Northwest Indiana " reporter Andrew Steele and "Northwest Indiana Gazette" citizen journalism publisher Ken Davidson about the material they posted online and (in Andrew's case) in print, as well.  Ken's focusing on his attendance at Wednesday night's public forum in Gary on the Fund 224 account, and we bring you exercpts from Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson made at the public forum.

WMUB Public Media

Today:   we continue our conversation on the proposed solid waste materials recovery facility in Gary with "the other side" of the issue.  Sam Henderson, an attorney for the Hoosier Environmental Council, is in the studio to talk about the concerns that the HEC and local citizens, businesses and educational organizations like the Steel City Academy about Maya Energy LLC's proposal. 

Indiana Public Broadcasting News

Today:  WalletHub.com analyst Jill Gonzalez joins us to talk about how Indiana colleges and universities fared in this  year's  "Best Colleges" national list.  And Ball State University's new president, Geoffrey Mearns, is with us to talk about his new position (he became the university's 17th president about six months ago) and the new brand and the advertising campaign that was just introduced on Monday.

All But One First-Time School Funding Referenda Pass

Nov 7, 2017

UPDATE: Nearly all of Tuesday’s ballot measures passed. The LaGrange County Clerk’s office confirmed the levy for Westview schools received overwhelming support from voters with a 92 percent approval rate. Hobart and Hammond schools also received voter approval for their proposals. Meanwhile, 70 percent of voters in the West Clark School community rejected their $95 million referendum for major renovations at Silver Creek High.

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Today:  a conversation with Isis Ferguson, one of the originators of "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen"  in downtown Gary. Isis and others joined Theaster Gates in following his vision about the facility into reality, and she talks about the one-year anniversary of the grand opening coming on November 19th and what's planned for events in 2018. 

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Today:   a conversation with northwest Indiana community activist Ruth Needleman, on a visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Ben Carson and other political leaders to East Chicago, for an update briefing on the city's lead contamination issues and how they're being addressed.  Ruth also talks about the question of whether an Illinois steel company's move to Gary will mean more local jobs.

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 The Hammond Teacher’s Federation and Hammond school district hosted the first of a series of events intended to help Latino Hoosiers understand immigration policy.

Community leaders from northwest Indiana helped lead the conference that drew more than 400 attendees.

Democratic State Senator Frank Mrvan says workshops at the event are the first step to understanding immigration’s big picture.

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Today: It's "Reporter Roundtable Thursday,"  when we bring in some of the reporters from northwest Indiana media to talk about the major stories they worked on this week.  On the program are Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore and Carmen McCollum, education reporter for the Times.

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Today:  It's Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, where we bring in northwest media reporters (and, for some stories, Indiana reporters) to talk about the major stories they worked on this week.  With us today are Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore -- Greg Tejeda and Carole Carlson of the Post-Tribune -- Times of Northwest Indiana business reporter Joseph Pete -- and, talking about major education stories, Indiana Public Broadcasting's Eric Weddle. Eric and his colleagues worked on a series for NPR this week about school vouchers.