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Today:    On this Reporters' Roundtable we talk with two reporters who attended this week's U.S. Senate candidates' first debate held at Purdue University Northwest in Westville.   Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith has  pre- and post-debate observations about the event, and what we may hear in the final debate that will be held Oct.

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Today:   Purdue University Northwest English Literature professor Carolyn Boiarsky joins us to talk about her latest book that looks into the effects of miscommunication within organizational communications.  She mentions models of good communications by Enbridge Pipeline Company when it began its puipeline expansion project through Griffith, and she cites examples of miscommunication between engineers and managers prior to the 1992 Chicago flood and the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill.  Her insights help writers, scientists and engineers imform their leaders and the community about a po

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Today:    We talk with town of Highland Parks and Recreation Supintendent Alex Brown about the Nov. 6th general election referendum question that asks residents about a bond issue or a lease to support the Lincoln Community Center expansion project.  The estimated cost of the project is no more than $15 million, and if it is approved would raise property tax rates in Highland by 12.43 cents per $100 assessed valuation.  Brown talks in detail about the project and its impact on the community's recreation programs.

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On this Reporter's Roundtable Thursday, we turn to Dan Carden of the "Times of Northwest Indiana" for his stories on the final U.S. Senate candidates' debate held in Indianapolis and other stories this week -- and to Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" for her stories about the upcoming primary election.  Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith completes his series of Senate candidate conversations with Todd Rokita. And we also have reporters and editors from the "Times" in one of the "That's So Region" podcasts. 

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Today:   we close out the month of April with a reminder about an important public presentation at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso on Monday evening.  Two dynamic speakers  are dealing with the proliferation of violent video games, bullying and school shootings.  It's a program sponsored in part by Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, and he talks about the speakers and the topics.

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On this Reporter's Roundtable Thursday, we check in with "Indianapolis Star" political columnist (a northwest Indiana native and former local reporter) Matthew Tully about his columns on the three Republican Party candidates for U.S. Senate.  He brings us up-to-date on their antics on the campaign trail and on the debate stage.  The final pre-election debate is coming up in Indianapolis.  Rob Earnshaw of the "Times" talks about his stories out of Crown Point, including the story of a municipal water customer with an outrageously high bill.