Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

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Today:  Harry Vande Velde, CEO of Humane Indiana, based in Munster and with operations in Highland and Valparaiso, is in the studio to talk about the animal shelter, its history and how it expanded from helping stray animals find good homes -- to operating a resale store in Highland that financially supports the shelter -- to a expansive animal rescue and education center in Porter County.   

This edition of Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired on TUESDAY, MARCH 29th on 89.1FM - LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO

GUEST:  International Vibraphonist, Educator & Bandleader STEFON HARRIS of BLACKOUT

Globally respected, vibraphonist STEFON HARRIS has taught music at many top institutions; and his group Blackout's latest album "Sonic Creed" was named "#1 Jazz Album of 2018."

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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

Town of Griffith, Indiana

Today:   a conversation with Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance, who is working with Indiana University Northwest faculty members and the town of Griffith's community YMCA for another series of workshops, in the hopes of adding diversity to his and other local police departments.  The workshop sessions are planned for May 19th in Gary.


Today:   A conversation with Dr. Indra Frank, the environmental health director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, about a new report of the impact of coal-fired power plants' ash disposal pits on water quality in the areas near the pits.  The HEC used new data released for the first time as a requirement of the 2015 federal coal ash rule to create the report.  Dr. Frank goes through the data that affects northwest Indiana the most: coal ash coming from the Bailly Generation Station along Lake Michigan at the Port of Indiana and the Schaefer power plant in Jasper County.

This "A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges" program originally aired on FRIDAY,  MARCH  31, 2017


GUEST:  JEFFREY BROWN Fest Founder Head of Jazz Studies at Valparaiso University

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John Cain, host of "Eye on The Arts" talks with Jeff Brown, Assistant Professor of Music at Valparaiso University, about the 32nd Annual Valparaiso Jazz Festival, taking place from Monday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 8th.