U.S. Conference of Mayors

WTIU public television

Today:  We ask "Post-Tribune" reporter Meredith Colias-Pete about the stories she's worked on --including two from the 2020 General Assembly session.  One of them is about Rep. Ed Soliday's bill that could give utility regulators the ability to give their approval before utilities can close coal-fired power plants.   She also has a northwest Indiana update on a state report on infant mortalities.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson has her conversation with Gary city spokesman Michael Gonzalez on the next phase of dealing with the issue of closed and abandoned Gary public school buildings.  Gary Mayor Jerome Prince is attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors workshop for new mayors, and we learn more about it from the mayor himself.  And we bring back our conversation with northwest Indiana immigration attorney Alfredo Estrada.

Lake Area United Way

Today:   Megan Sikes with the Lake Area United Way is with us to talk about  "United In Our Community Week," the event that allows for residents to "give back to the community" with a wide variety of public volunteer projects with local non-profits.  "Unity In Our Community Week" wil be held August 5th through the 9th.  "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter editor Ed Feigenbaum also talks about the multi-faceted bill that is now law, HEA 1015.  It's the measure that allows for the relocation of Gary's floating casino to dry land and the other local casino license to be shifted to Vigo County