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Lakeshore Public Radio

Today:  "Indiana Gaming Insight" creator and editor Ed Feigenbaum has an update on how Hoosier casinos, including the local ones, are progressing in their post-COVID-19 shutdown reopenings.  He also has the latest on sports betting, post-pandemic, and the recent "virtual" Indiana political party conventions.  Northwest Indiana immigration attorney Alfredo Estrada is also with us to talk about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting DACA and its impact on young people and their residency status in the Region.  We also bring you another conversation from The Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.

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Today:    Robert Blaszkiewicz with Franciscan Health has an update today on how the healthcare facilities are holding up, during the pandemic. He also tells about a blood drive to be held Tuesday at Bulldog Park in Crown Point.  Northwest Indiana political activist Ruth Needleman is also with us, to discuss the protests and their local impact, the cases reviewed by and handed down from the U.S. Supreme Court and some of the documentaries she's watched while at home.

MUNSTER - Indiana State Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon is highly concerned about the future of womens' access to contraceptives.  She says women's health is being used as a political football and as a tool to enable President Trump to keep his promises to his
religious supporters.

No Rehearing In 2017 Indiana Anti-Abortion Lawsuit

Nov 8, 2019

Federal appeals court judges want the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a question posed by an Indiana anti-abortion law.

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take the case of an Indiana man convicted of murder who says his lawyers weren’t good enough. 

People rally outside the Statehouse in 2016 over an Indiana anti-abortion law. (FILE PHOTO: Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate say the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t appear any closer to overturning Roe v. Wade after its decision in an Indiana case Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court Could Hear Indiana Shoreline Dispute

Jan 16, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court could take on an Indiana legal dispute over who should have access to Lake Michigan’s shoreline. The State of Indiana and a community group both filed briefs on Friday urging the court not to hear the case. 

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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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Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we turn to Brandon Smith -- the Statehouse and state politics reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations -- along with Carmen McCollum of the "Times of Northwest Indiana" for a look at the stories they posted online and in their respective media.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson also has a look at a regional warm-weather pasttime that, for some, has become more affordable than in the past. 

President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Wikipedia Commons)
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President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has many eyes turning to Indiana –  incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) is a key vote in the Senate.

Donnelly’s statement says only that he’ll carefully review Kavanaugh’s record and qualifications. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) is more direct – he praises Kavanaugh as an “originalist.”

Donnelly Talks SCOTUS, Midterms With WBOI

Jul 6, 2018
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Indiana U.S. Democratic senator Joe Donnelly will have his hands full over the next few months, while trying to defeat Republican candidate Mike Braun in his first reelection bid this November.

Indiana Judge Among Finalists for Nomination to Supreme Court

Jul 5, 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s soon-to-be vacant Supreme Court seat on Monday.

Former Notre Dame law professor, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one of three finalists for the nomination. Brian Paul is an appellate lawyer who argues cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals where Barrett serves. He says she is a strong candidate for the position.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday. He made the announcement the same day the court handed down its last pending opinion for the 2017-18 term. He said he would continue to serve through July 31.

Indiana union leaders say a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down Wednesday won’t have a direct impact on the state, but could change the way those groups receive support from national affiliates.

From left, ACLU of Indiana's Gavin Rose, Exodus Refugee Immigration's Sara Hindi, and Muslim Alliance of Indiana's Aliya Amin discuss the Supreme Court's decision on Pres. Trump's Muslim travel ban. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana Muslim and refugee organization leaders say they’re disappointed the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim nations.

The groups say despite what the court ruled, the ban is a "racist and discriminatory policy.”

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The Indiana Public Retirement System is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court next month, where justices will decide if it can sue a publicly-traded company for alleged securities fraud.

EPA Moves To Repeal Clean Power Plan

Oct 9, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt announced Monday the Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan.

The Clean Power Plan would reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent nationwide in an effort to slow man-made climate change.

Indiana and 27 other states previously sued the EPA over the Obama-era rule.

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the rule from going into effect in 2016, a move that met the approval of industry groups such as the Indiana Coal Council.

The state of Indiana filed a lawsuit Monday to allow it to collect sales tax from online sellers who don’t have a presence in Indiana.

New state legislation that prompted the lawsuit means the state could collect those taxes if the courts rule in its favor.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that online retailers don’t have to collect and remit sales tax if they have no physical connection to the state.

After Defeat At The Statehouse, Redistricting Reform Advocates Look To Grassroots Support

Jul 17, 2017

Rally attendee Greg Bowes shows off House District 99, which he says is his favorite illustration of gerrymandering in the state. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)


A bill that changes how the state draws its districts was quickly killed at the Statehouse this year. A few dozen people rallied at the Statehouse Monday to call again for redistricting reform. 

An Indiana law banning robocalls will stand after a seven-year legal battle, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided this week not to review a lower court’s decision in the case.

The legal challenge from a group called Patriotic Veterans, Inc. started in 2010. It sought to create an exception for political messages in Indiana’s laws against robocalls. Current law allows campaigns and political groups to make live calls, even to numbers registered on the do not call list.