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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

Regionally Speaking, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Today: On this Reporters Roundtable, we call upon reporters from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" to talk about their stories: Investigative Editor Marc Chase, education reporter Carmen McCollum, business reporter Joseph Pete and business and transportation reporter Andrew Steele. Marc covers his recent article about the pervasive public corruption in northwest Indiana, and offers a case study in the form of the most recent person charged with misconduct: a former Merrillville Town Councilman...

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Join host John Cain as he explores the arts and entertainment of Northwest Indiana each week in Eye on the Arts.

East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

East Chicago Residents Sue Over Lost Property Values

More than 30 East Chicago homeowners last week sued several companies the federal government holds responsible for toxic industrial contamination. Those companies include DuPont, Atlantic Richfield, British Petroleum, U.S.S. Lead and Mueller Industries. The lawsuit alleges those companies caused property loss to residents who live in a lead-contaminated Superfund site and that, “[f]or decades, Defendants lead smelting, lead refining, and other manufacturing processes wreaked environmental...

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NPR Annotations

Annotation: Trump's Victory Speech One-Year On

On the first anniversary of President Trump’s election, NPR is looking back at his victory speech. NPR reporters across the newsroom have annotated his election night remarks, providing context and analysis to his policy promises and noting who among the people he thanked are still in the inner circle a year later. Loading...

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Local, State, & National News

Shep spent much of his time in the Army Signal Corps as a private.  But, he did eventually earn a stripe and as he tells us in this program from December 10, 1970; it came with some added responsibility.

Updated 7:00 p.m. ET:

Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews filed a lawsuit last week stemming from an encounter at a party in 2016 when he says a high-powered Hollywood agent groped him.

Crews tweeted about the assault in October, prompted by the women who came forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment and the backlash they faced.

Baptist Pastor Evan Mawarire is something of a cult figure in Zimbabwe. He's known for proudly wearing his country's national red, yellow, green, black and white flag around his neck. And Mawarire has deftly used social media to push his #ThisFlag hashtag campaign seeking social justice and constitutional rights, for which he's been hounded by security forces and jailed in the past.

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