"Times of Northwest Indiana"

Times of Northwest Indiana

Today:   On this Reporter's Roundtable, we talk with "Times" education reporter Carley Lanich and her counterpart at the "Post-Tribune," reporter Hannah Reed, about their stories in print and online this week.  We also bring back our conversation with Edgewater Health chief executive Dr. Donita Johnson-Hughes about her recent "op-ed" piece in the "Post-Tribune" entitled "The Pandemic, The Police and Politics."  It is her thoughts on racial disparity, relations between minorities and police, and the political conditions of the day.

Indiana Economic Digest

Today:  On this "Reporters Roundtable," we talk to "Times" reporter Mary Freda about the protest-related stories she's written for print and online -- including one that has the views of Region officials and residents as to what comes after the protests.  "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson just finished her attendance at today's virtual meeting of the DUAB, and has the latest on the state board and its contract with MGT Consulting, the firm that is emergency manager for the Gary Community Schools.  "Off Mic" host Michael Puente has a feature on the calls for policing reform and how they pertain to the city of Gary.

Indiana Public Media

Today:  "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden joins us to talk about the stories he offered in print and online, including news of major bills at the General Assembly that will have an impact on northwest Indiana.  They include what may be the resolution of the issue of the town of Griffith wanting to secede from Calumet Township.  "Region Nerd Alert" podcaster Jose Rodriguez talked with two vendors at last weekend's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, and he gives us his conversation. Ron Taylor with the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District has the latest on the household hazardous waste collection dates in 2020, the cleanliness of the county's recycling drop-off sites and a sneak peek at the 2020 northwest Indiana Earth Day observances in April.  And Jesse Kharbanda with the Hoosier Environmental Council is at the Statehouse with the latest status in the General Assembly of bills dealing with the Indiana environment.

Chicago Crusader website

Today:  For this "Reporters'  Roundtable" program we ask "Times" reporters Dan Carden and Joseph Pete and "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson to talk about their latest stories in print and online.  Carole has the latest (as of Thursday morning) on the Gary Roosevelt building situation, as decided by the Distressed Unit Appeals Board.  Dan reviews local politics, including Lake County Recorder Michael B. Brown and candidates who've withdrawn from the May 5th primary election ballot, as well as stories from the Statehouse.  Joe Pete has business news for us, including another hazardous waste investigation in East Chicago, and an interesting story about his brother Tom.  Chuck Garber with Valparaiso University also joins us with details on Saturday's annual "Polar Plunge" benefit for Special Olympics Indiana, happening on campus.

Chicago Crusader website

Today:  Reporters Sharon Jackson with Lakeshore Public Radio, Michael Puente with WBEZ (in his role as "Off Mic" Friday program host) and "Times of Northwest Indiana" business reporter Joseph Pete are on the program.  Sharon's offered to us her discussion of the latest on the Griffith-Calumet Township relationship  issue with Town Council president Rick Ryfa.  Griffith's asking state lawmakers to support a bill that would allow the town to handle its own township services.  Michael has his "Off Mic" conversation with the new Mayor of Gary, Jerome Prince. And Joseph covers the business stories he sent out in print and online for "Times" readers.  They include news of two  local "Pier 1" store closings and how Pizza Hut wants to expand in the midst of takeout and delivery competition.  We also talk to Linda Hadley with Methodist Hospitals about Friday morning's Northwest Indiana Health Disparities Council meeting in Merrillville.  It will be the first community forum of 2020 addressing local healthcare topics and issues.

WNIN Public Radio

Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday we talk to Dan Carden, who covers Lake County and state government stories for the "Times," about what he put out in print and online and to "Post-Tribune" reporter Carole Carlson.  Dan's stories were on the first days of the 2020 General Assembly session and the announcement from State Senator Eddie Melton of Gary that he was discontinuing his gubernatorial campaign.  Carole talked at length with outgoing Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on her accomplishments as she was leaving office -- and Karen's regrets on things she worked on while Mayor that she had to leave to her successor Jerome Prince.  Carole also talks about the new Lake Station Mayor, Bill Carroll, and about the Gary gun violence rally and vigil  held on Wednesday afternoon. 

Dan Carden, "Times"

Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable," we talk to Dan Carden and Bill Dolan of the "Times" and Carole Carlson with the "Post-Tribune" about the stories they put out in print and online.  Dan's stories include updates from the most recent Lake County Council meeting and Gov. Eric Holcomb's 2020 legislative agenda.  Carole covered stories from Gary Common Council and Airport Authority board meetings that include Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.  Bill Dolan covered the East Chicago City Counncil meeting where firefighters' work schedules were the big topic of debate -- and of a proposed ordinance that the Mayor may veto, if it passes. Bill also has an update on former Portage Mayor James Snyder's new federal court trial.

National Park Service

Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable," we talk with Meredith Colias-Pete of the "Post-Tribune" about her story on the concerns over the growing erosion on Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk and the impact on the Pavilion.  "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete is with us to cover the stories he's put out in print and online, including the flooding at the U. S. Steel Gary Works and a year-in-review review of Region retail businesses. It covers those businesses which opened and closed in 2019.  Michael Puente also offers his "Off Mic" conversation with documentary filmmaker Paul Nelson on his latest project, covering Octave Chanute.

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Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday we turn to Dan Carden of the "Times" and "Post-Tribune" reporter Michael Gonzalez to talk about the stories they posted online and had in the print editions this week.  Dan covered the announcement from U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky that he would not seek re-election in 2020, and of two people who already are interested in seeking the longtime Congressman's seat -- Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. and North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan.  Dan also has the story about the Schererville town election where Councilman Michael Troxell won the Clerk-Treasurer's race.    Michael was in Portage on Election Night to watch how mayoral candidate John Cannon (who is serving out ex-Mayor James Snyder's term of office) and Sue Lynch did at the polls.  His story in the "Post-Tribune" detailed Lynch's election victory and post-election comments from Cannon.

Think Progress website

Today:  On this "Reporters' Roundtable," we ask "Post-Tribune" reporter Meredith Colias-Pete and "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete to talk about the stories they put forth in print and online in their respective media.  Meredith's stories include one of a lawsuit filed by the EPA as it investigates the lead-and-arsenic contamination issue in East Chicago, and Joe Pete covers a lot of news-related ground about U.S. Steel and on the ceremony for Midland Metal Products' moving from Chicago into the old Lear Corp. plant in Hammond.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson has her conversation with an author about the Maharishi Yogi's influence on the Beatles and their music. Ahd we add to the mix, our conversation with officials with the Hoosier Environmental Council on the agency's bringing "Improving Kids' Environment" into the HEC organization.

United Bridge Partners

Today:  "Times" reporters Dan Carden and Olivia Heersink are in this program's "Reporters' Roundtable" segment talking about stories they wrote for print and in the online newspaper  and website.  Dan covers stories in Lake County and state government, and Olivia is the morning police and breaking-news reporter.  They cover topics ranging from Lake County Recorder Michael B. Brown -- to new political candidate announcements -- to innovative ways that Griffith Police are taking advantage of a staffer who is trained in social work. The police department is one of only two Indiana police departments with a full-time social worker.  Terry Velligan and Laura Weber with the local United Bridge Partners staff also talk about the new Cline Avenue bridge that is under construction in East Chicago -- in the footprint of the bridge that was torn down because of structural corrosion.

Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune/Chicago Tribune

Today:  On  this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we talk with Carole Carlson with the "Post-Tribune" about her recent stories in print and online. They include comments from the president of Gary Common Council about incidents involging a stolen vehicle (his), some teenagers and an East Chicago police investigation.  Carole also has details on the state Board of Education visit on Wednesday to Gary and some passionately angry Gary residents voicing their conerns about the consdition of public school buildings in the city. Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talks with a recipient of a "Woman of the Year in STEM" award.

GPTC

Today:  On this "Reporters Roundtable" Thursday we talk to "Times" business reporter Josaeph Pete and "Post-Tribune" education correspondent Hannah Reed about the stories they covered and wrote for print and on-line editions.   Sandwiched in between their remarks, we have a conversation with David Wright with Gary Public Transportation Corp. about the upgrades in public transit and what will be discussed at the Legacy Foundation's next "On The Table" discussion on Sept. 23rd at the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center.  It's an opportunity to speak out about public transportation needs and how they affect issues like "food deserts" and food insecurity.

Post-Tribune/Chicago Tribune

Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable" edition, we have "Post-Tribune" reporter Grant Morgan and "Times" reporters Carley Lanich and Andrew Steele on the program to talk about the stories they posted online and had in print.

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Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable." we ask the "Times'" Dan Carden to talk about his stories from the Indiana Gaming Commission on the Gary casino and sports wagering that take effect this weekend.  We also talked with "Post-Tribune" writer Carole Carlson about her stories on the latest Gary Police Department officer shooting and discussion at the Common Council and the vote on the city and Spectacle Entertainment vote on the casino. "Post-Tribune" sunmer interm Hannah Reed talked about her story on northwest Indiana birth rates and Laheshore Public Radio's Sharon Jsckson had her story about the Ravinia summer concerts. 

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Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable edition, we bring you "Times" reporters Kale Wilk and Olivia Heersink with a "Byline" podcast about Larry Eyler, and Giles Bruce on the first of a multi-part series of articles -- in print and online -- on healthcare issues.

Indiana Public Radio

Today:   Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith is the host and moderator of "Indiana Week In Review," a discussion of the issues in Hoosier business and politics with his guests, and we bring you this week's "IWIR."  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talks with Munster Police DARE officer James Ghrist about next week's "National Night Out," a program that the town police force has been supporting for the past 24 years.  And "Times of Northwest Indiana" business reporter Joseph Pete joins us to talk about his stories this week -- which include one about tonight's rally in Michig

Hard Rock Intl./Casino.com

Today:  We talk to "Times" state government and legislative reporter Dan Carden about the stories he's put up online and in print lately, including a look at the new inland gambling venue coming to the Region:  the Hard Rock Casino Gary.  It'll be built on land at I-80-94 and Burr Street.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talks to psychotherapist/author/podcaster Ken Page about his new book on dating and relationships and we talk with Donna Stuckert with the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District about smoke dectector recycling, household hazardous waste collection day

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Today:   Tony Rodriguez, the director of the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development, talks about the efforts to attract new businesses into his county and to get existing firms to expand and bring in more jobs.

Post-Tribune

Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable" Thursday, we talk to Meredith Colias-Pete and Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" and Joseph Pete of the "Times" about the stories they put in print editions and posted online.  They include education news from Crown Point, from Gary and an education-related story from the courts as well as updates on the costs of child care, economic development in Gary's Miller neighborhood -- a business and environment story -- and the latest on the impending arrival of another pizza joint in northwest Indiana. 

IPB News - Brandon Smith

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.

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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.

Harrell and Associates website

Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we turn to "Post-Tribune" education reporter Meredith Colias-Pete to talk about the stories she filed online and in print -- including a story about an appellate court ruling that could have an impact on a local lawsuit involving two former school officials.  Giles Bruce of the "Times" has news on the local healthcare scene,  and his colleague Joseph Pete looks at business stories that include a tragic workplace death at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago.

IPB News/Lauren Chapman

Today:   We begin with "Times" Statehouse reporter Dan Carden on some of the latest stories he's posted online and had in print in the newspaper from the 2019 General Assembly session and Indiana Supreme Court decisions.  The lawmakers debate the issue of the change the BMV's making on drivers' licenses and ID cards and we wonder if it is a clue as how the "hate crime" debate will end up.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson brings her digital recorder along while on vacation in South Texas, and she asks lccals about the idea of a border wall.  And Valparaiso University Jazz Fest found

IPBS/Lauren Chapman

Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, "Times" Statehouse reporter Dan Carden and "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete talk about the stories they're put out in print and online.  Greg Tejeda with the "Post-Tribune" also offers his stories on Gary city government and about the new candidates on the city's primary election ballot.  And Becca Costello with the Indiana Public Media digital team tells us about her ongoing series of website stories drawn from a Hoosier Civil War soldier's diary entries.  Peter J Matthews served in a regimental band and documented his daily experience

westerndredging.org website

Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable Thunrday," we check in with Sarah Reese and Lauren Cross of the "Times," to talk about the stories they worked and posted online and in print this week.  They include updates on where toxic contamination dredged from the Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor Ship Canal is to be disposed of, the "case of the dead swans" found in a Hammond lake, and if the city of Gary is still considering about asking for state permission to build its own construction-demolition waste landfill.

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Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we call on "Post-Tribune" education reporter Meredith Colias-Pete and "Times" Lake County government reporter Bill Dolan to tell us about the stories they offered to readers (in print and online) -- and we hear from Side Effects Public Media's Lauren Bavis and, from Lakeshore Public Radio, Sharon Jackson and Tommy Williams.

Stahlseite

Today:    On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we begin with a special conversation from Indiana Public Broadcasting's Jennifer Weingart with "South Bend Tribune" reporter Christian Sheckler who, along with reporters from "ProPublica," dug into issues involving the Elkhart Police Department.  Joseph Pete, business reporter for the "Times" of Northwest Indiana," will review his stories on local and regional businesses.  And "Times" LaPorte County correspondent Stan Maddux tells us more about an abandoned warehouse in Westville that is being revitalized by Dollar General Stores for use as

Chicago Tribune

Today:   On this "Reporters Roundtable Thursday," we asked "Chicago Tribune" and "Post-Tribune" reporter Michael Hawthorne to talk about his story this week on how an industrial neighbor to homes in Whiting has reportedly contaminated the air, an area already loaded with contaminated soils.  Giles Bruce of the "Times" also joins us, along with "Post-Tribune" reporter Greg Tejeda, to talk about their stories in print and online.  And Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson has a conversation with Indiana Youth Institute executive Tami Silverman on the high opioid and nicotine use in Indiana,

IPBS

Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable Thursday," we ask Dan Carden of the "Times" and Kelley Smith of the Michigan City "News Dispatch" and LaPorte "Herald Argus" to talk about the stories they've posted online or ran in the print editions of their newspapers.  Dan covers the Statehouse, and his stories include the latest on the investigation by a special prosecutor and other officials into the inappropriate touching charges against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.  Kelley wrote about the Michigan City Plan Commission's review of the final draft of the community's 20-year comprehensi

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