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Pence Administration Denied East Chicago Emergency Declaration

Before leaving office, former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence denied an emergency declaration request from the city of East Chicago, Indiana. But East Chicago State Rep. Earl Harris, Jr. is hopeful new Gov. Eric Holcomb will still consider one. The Calumet neighborhood of East Chicago has lead and arsenic contamination in its soil at 200 times the legal limit. Harris says the request isn’t something the city asked for lightly. “I didn’t know if there was a lack of understanding or what the situation...

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

Lawmakers Propose Aid For East Chicago Lead Crisis

Northwest Indiana legislators have introduced four pieces of legislation to provide state aid for the lead contamination crisis in East Chicago, Indiana. Rep. Earl Harris, Jr. says his bill’s first priority is resident safety. “So it really works on how we help out the area in terms of excavation, removing contaminated soil, restoration, and also relocating residents in the area,” Harris says. Residents of a public housing complex in the Calumet neighborhood are being forced to find new homes...

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Tiny Desk Contest

Get Behind the Tiny Desk!

The 3rd Annual Tiny Desk Contest is Back

Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today: We talk with Melanie Dunajeski and Shelbie Byers, two management-side labor and employment attorneys who were the guest speakers at today's "Morning Mingle" session at the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce office in Merrillville. Their topic: what to expect in labor and employment law from the incoming Trump administration. Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore visited the Veterans Cafe in Merrillville to not only sample the food but talk to those at the cafe who benefit from...

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Easy Degrees

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What do Pitbull and Celine Dion have in common? They both have honorary degrees! In this game we play a clip of a famous person accepting an honorary degree, and contestants buzz in to guess who else has joined the exclusive club.

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Stuff By The Ocean

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Grab some sunscreen and a time machine! Jonathan Coulton takes us all the way back to the summer of 2016 with a parody of "Cake By The Ocean," where each clue is about something you'd find--you guessed it--by the ocean.

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