Social Security

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Today:  Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer talks about the recent anniverary of the Social Security system and offers some ways to save time and effort in seeking benefits.  Mary Ruble of Chesterton-based "The Artistic Recovery" joins us to talk about the organization that links art and recovery from substance abuse and about this weekend's "Hooked On Art" street art festival to be held in Centennial Park.  We have another edition of "Building Northwest Indiana," supported by the Constructiion Advancement Foundation.  Host Kevin Comerford learns more about current Purdue University Northwest construction projects, and we have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.

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  On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on an upcoming meeting in Hammond on ways to prevent and respond to hate crimes against places of worship, Franciscan Health Hammond now has a Safe Haven Baby Box for new mothers who wish to utilize Indiana’s Safe Haven Law and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer on the 84th Anniversary of social security. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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Today:   Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer joins us to talk about the 84th anniversary of the creation of the Social Security system -- its place in Americans' financial stability over the years -- and how we all can better keep track of and use our benefits, at the right time, to get maximum use of the money we've accumulated over our working lives.   We also find out about health food options at some Indiana fairs and festivals from Side Effects Public Media's Isaiah Seibert and Meghan Buell of northern Indiana-based TREES, Inc.

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Today:   we begin with a conversation with Anne Massie, the president of the Northwest Indiana Food Council, about this year's 2nd annual "Farm Hop" series of tours of unique places where local food is being grown.  The first of two weekend of tours begins on August 11th with two sets of tours, and continues on September 22nd with three separate tours.  Information and how to sign up for the tours is on the NWI Food Council website.

city of gary / human relations commissin

Today:  a conversation with the executive director of the city of Gary's Human Relations Commission, Haneiifah Khaliq, about this evening's Unity Walk and Rally in downtown Gary.  The northwest Indiana community's invited to participate in an event that is intended to show unity with a Virginia community that has become a visible part of the fight against racism and for tolerance. 

Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer returns with some tips on using Social Security benefits to their best use when planning one's retirement years.