"Times" Chief Political Reporter Dan Carden

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Today: On this "Reporters' Roundtable Thursday," "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden and "Post-Tribune" freelance reporter Carrie Napoleon talk about the stories they've put out in print and online, including stories from Dan from the recent Organization Day at the Indiana General Assembly, what legislators may discuss when the session officially begins in January, and of a legal request sought in federal court in Hammond to halt the selection of a new Lake Superior Court judge.  Carrie tells us about an economic development project in Gary which could bring new jobs to the city and a way to deal with the region's solid waste:  a proposed facillity that would convert trash into jet fuel.  And "Inside Indiana Business" host Gerry Dick spoke with a Hoosier businessman about the unique role that Indiana is playing, in keeping products moving through a supply chain crisis.  

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Today:  "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the stories he's put out in print and online, including tonight's selection of someone to fill state Senator Karen Tallian's final year of her term of office, effective Nov. 1st. Dan also talks about the selection of a permanent U.S. Attorney for northern Indiana and of U.S. Senator Mike Braun's urging Chicago police who refuse mandatory vaccination in Illinois to come work in Indiana.   And we revisit our conversation with Jill Long Thompson, the former U.S. Representative and one-time gubernatoral candidate who began a political career as a member of the Valparaiso City Council from 1984-86.  She's written a book -- published by I. U. Press -- titled "The Career of American Democracy."

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Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable Thursday," we talk with "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden about the new Indiana House and Congressional district maps released by legislators this week and their impact on northwest Indiana lawmakers' current seats and taxpayers.  "Times" correspondent Bill Dolan talks about a case in federal court in Hammond that involves properties purchased at Lake County property tax sales and how one man is alleged to have taken advantage of the process.  And "Post-Tribune" Lake County government reporter Alex Kukulka talks about her stories on the latest votes by the Lake County Council about COVID-19 mask mandates in schools, a big purchase order from the sheriff's department and the 2022 county budget process.  

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Today:  On this "Reporters Roundtable Thursday," "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden and "Post-Tribune" Lake County government reporter Alex Kukulka talk about the stories they've put out in print and online lately.  Dan reports on the Indiana Supreme Court decision to temporary suspend a former Portage city official's law license and a happy day for a local legislator on the ceremonial signing into law of a bill he introduced to deal with an issue that he's fought to resolve.  Alex's stories include updates on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in northwest Indiana and of the local public meeting about the impending work by state legislators to redraw the legislative and congressional district maps.  And Mark Dollase with "Indiana Landmarks" is with us to talk about the August 19th video tour of several mid-century modern homes around the state.  The virtual tour includes an exclusive look into a unique 1964 house in Munster which shows the influences of post-war American and Scandinavian design. Anyone who wants to see the video tour can purchase tickets in advance on the "Indiana Landmarks" website.

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Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable, "Times" reporter Dan Carden talks about the stories he's put out in print and online, including news from Washington on U.S. House approval of funding for northwest Indiana road projects and the new laws now in place from last General Assembly session. Celina Weatherwax with the MAAC Foundation talks about their latest acquisition: a state-of-the-art K-9 simulator. And we find out more about a July 22nd veterans' job fair to be held at Soldier Field in Chicago co-sponsored by the DAV and "RecruitMilitary."

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Today:  On this "Reporters Roundtable Thursday," we speak with "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden about his recent stories on the General Assembly, including the Governor's signing into law a bill authored by Representative Hal Slager (R-Schererville) (pictured above)  that will benefit families and children who need to go to Chicago-area hospitals. The measure increases Indiana Medicaid reimbursement rates for care in out-of-state healthcare facilities.  Dan also talks about the lawsuit filed by the Governor against the Legislature over the overridden veto over a bill authorizing emergency legislative sessions with the Governor's consent... and has an update on the developing controversy over an obscene flag flying in the front yard of a Hammond resident. "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson is also on the program to talk about her stories in print and online, including one about the volunteer effort to spruce up Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy's baseball field for the Little League season. 

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Today:  "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about his stories in print and online, including stories involving Lake County government and the 2021 General Assembly session.  "Post-Tribune" freelance reporter Amy Lavalley is also on the program to review her stories coming out of Porter County, and "INside Indiana Business" host Gerry Dick and his guests talk about a program underway to make the Jasper County Jail a "greener," more comfortable building by using solar energy technology.

Indiana Public Media

Today:   "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the stories from the 2021 Indiana Legislature that he's put out in print and online.  Melina Rivera with Healthy Communities Of LaPorte County will talk about smoking cessation programs in her county and about a special Town Hall meeting to be conducted in Spanish tonight on Facebook Live.  It focuses on smoking and vaping and the impact they can have on dealing with the coronavirus.  

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Today:   "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is on "Regionally Speaking" with an update on the stories from the 2021 General Assembly session that he's put out in print and online.   Hoosier Environmental Council chief executive Jesse Kharbanda is also on the program with a look at what environmental bills the HEC is watching closely this session.  Gary native Montia Gardner is also on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about an important educational online conversation on Monday, Jan. 18 on what's called CRP.

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Today:  For this "Reporters' Roundtable" program, we talk with "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden about the stories he's put out in print and online.  They include the latest in the dispute between the Lake County Commissioners and County Council over who has jurisdiction over purchasing matters, and a look at how state legislators from northwest Indiana will play a role in shaping state policy when the General Assembly session begins next month.  "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete talks about his stories, including his comprehensive look at changes in the local steelmaking industry with a new player: Cleveland-Cliffs, and one about a gain in northwest Indiana population despite the early-2020 job losses.  And Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. joins us for a lively city-wide update.   

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Today:  Dan Carden, the chief political reporter for the "Times," is on this program with his stories from Tuesday's election which include his conversation with Democrat Frank Mrvan as he waited for the returns that will eventually lead to his victory and to his next assignment: going to Capitol Hill next year as First District Congressman.   Gary Community Schools manager Dr. Paige McNulty is with us to talk about the  school district's successful community-based referendum which will lead to more opportunities and support for students and the first pay raise for Gary teachers in more than a decade.  About 60.2-percent of Gary residents who cast ballots voted "yes" in support of the eight-year tax increase initiative.    And former Indiana Congresswoman Jill Long Thompson talks about her book  "The Character of American Democracy."

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Today:  It's "Reporters Roundtable Thursday" and "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden joins us to talk about his stories in print and posted online, including his coverage of the first Indiana gubernatorial debate from Indianapolis and his story on First Congressional District candidate Mark Leyva's comments posted on his Facebook page and reaction to them.  "Post-Tribune" columnist Jerry Davich created what he called a "psychological experiment" and later wrote about it:  he bought and wore Trump and Biden-Harris campaign T-shirts in public for one month.  Jerry talks about the reaction he got from residents at the time and of comments that were posted later to his Facebook pages.  And we complete our four-part series on young Indiana activists from the  "America Amplified: Election 2020" initiative, using community engagement to inform and strengthen local, regional and national journalism. "America Amplified" is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

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Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable," we talk to "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden and to business reporter Joseph Pete about the stories they put out in print and online.  Dan Carden's stories include updates on financial assistance to arts and tourism groups hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and the state schools superintendent's support for vote-by-mail in November because of the pandemic.  Joseph Pete's stories focus on assistance from the CARES Act to NIRPC, the pandemic's impact on BP and on Lear Corporation that have important local repercussions, and a very quiet act of kindness by a television chef toward a Region teenager who is battling a very rare form of cancer.  Also on the program today -- Politicking App co-founder and Gary native Jordan Wilson talks about a virtual civic mixer this weekend in collaboration with two local organizations.

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The latest topics surrounding COVID-19 dominate this "Reporters' Roundtable."