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Help Support CPB Funding of Lakeshore Public Media

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the White House released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 “skinny budget,” which proposed eliminating funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). As you know, CPB funding is irreplaceable seed money for local public radio and television stations. The President’s skinny budget is a condensed blueprint of the administration’s funding priorities for the next fiscal year. This is not law. However, the skinny budget’s submission to Congress marks the beginning...

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

Families In Contaminated Complex Decry Chicago Relocation Plan

Remaining residents of a lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago are gearing up for a fight about the citys plans to relocate them. Sixty-seven families still lived in West Calumet Housing Complex as of Wednesday . Its less than a quarter of the original residents in the neighborhood, which sits in a federal Superfund site and is slated for demolition, pending federal approval. On Thursday, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority announced it had secured $2...

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President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets. Loading...

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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.

Shelf Discovery

Each week on Shelf Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer offers listeners a brief look inside the pages of a new book. From mysteries to memoirs, and classics...

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Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies...

Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, March 23, 2017

Today: a conversation with Ray Grady, the President and CEO of Methodist Hospitals, about the letter of intent between the two-hospital system and Franciscan Alliance to explore a full integration of healthcare facilities and services in Lake County. Franciscan Alliance is one of the Midwest's largest providers. He talks about the months-long process of finding a partner -- what will now happen over the next six months -- and what becoming part of the Franciscan Alliance system, if approved...

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Local, State, & National News

A newly published report maps the ability of electro-acupuncture to release healing stem cells. The study was led by two researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine.


Rural homeowners in Bartholomew County say a big, nearby hog farm – a concentrated animal feeding operation, or CAFO – is hurting their property values.

The county denied their bid to lower the CAFO neighbors’ property taxes, and argued the issue is too complex to codify, while residents say officials are just worried about politics and money.

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An Indiana University study indicates hearing aids fitted by a patient are just as effective as those fitted by a professional audiologist.

Currently, hearing aids aren’t able to be purchased over-the-counter. Instead, people must have a professional evaluate their hearing loss, set the hearing aid’s sensitivity and teach proper use.

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