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Every Sunday The New York Times wedding section describes happy couples’ march to matrimony. The announcements are a popular weekend read, but they also draw criticism and satire because so many of the couples appear to be so perfect.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Steve Bell, senior staff editor at The New York Times, about the section people love to hate.

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Work will begin soon on construction of a major Sportsplex here in northwest Indiana, one that could be the state's largest when it is completed next year.  It will be built on some of the land that was at one time the Woodmar Shopping Center.

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. was on "Regionally Speaking" on Monday to talk about the ideas behind the plans for a facility that can support several athletic events in one place.  Here's the conversation.

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Today:  Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. joins us to talk about the plans for a major Sportsplex to be built on some of the former Woodmar Shopping Center site.  When it's finished next summer, it'll be a building that the Mayor says will be larger than the state's largest similar structure, in the Indianapolis suburb of Westfield.   McDermott also updates us on the consent decree the city signed with U.S. EPA and IDEM that addresses compliance with orders to resolve sewage overflows into the Little Calumet and Grand Calumet Rivers.

A Senate committee approved legislation to ensure Indiana’s presidential electors don’t go rogue.

When Indiana’s presidential electors cast their ballots, there’s nothing in state law that requires them to vote for the candidate Indiana voters chose in the election. Rep. Kathy Richardson’s (R-Noblesville) legislation would change that.

A Senate committee approved a controversial bill Monday that would change the Superintendent of Public Instruction from an elected position to an appointed one.

During this General Assembly, both the House and Senate sponsored bills to make the state’s education chief an appointed position. The House passed its version of the bill, but the Senate, in a surprise move the first half of session, voted theirs down.

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John Cain talks with Gloria Tuohy, of the Indiana Ballet Theatre, about their ongoing project in rehabbing the Classical Arts Centre.

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Micaela Delgado is a beautiful dark-eyed baby girl with a ready smile. She's 8 months old. She's one of more than 1,000 babies already born in Puerto Rico to mothers with Zika.

Her mother, Yalieth Gonzalez, 22, says despite all her worries, so far Micaela's development appears normal. "She's very active, she's up on her own now, she's crawling," Gonzalez says. "She's saying, 'mama' and 'papa' already. She's a very happy baby. She has a lot of energy." But Gonzalez is on alert for signs of trouble.

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When Kathleen Muldoon had her second child everything was going smoothly. The delivery was short, the baby's APGAR score was good and he was a healthy weight.

"Everyone said he was amazing," says Muldoon.

When America Needed Them, 'The Waltons' Were There

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Harold Arlen was the featured composer on The Feeling of Jazz, program # 92 airing March 26, 2017.
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The Feeling of Jazz, program # 92 airing March 26, 2017 (an encore from August 5, 2012) featured a spotlight on music compositions by Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck; February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986), an American composer of popular music, in music presented by Kent Lindquist, while co-host Bill Satterlee took the week off. Engineered by Dave Woodworth.

Harold Arlen was the featured composer on The Feeling of Jazz, program # 92 airing March 26, 2017.
http://www.haroldarlen.com

The Feeling of Jazz, program # 92 airing March 26, 2017 (an encore from August 5, 2012) featured a spotlight on music compositions by Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck; February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986), an American composer of popular music, in music presented by Kent Lindquist, while co-host Bill Satterlee took the week off. Engineered by Dave Woodworth.

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After yesterday's pulled health care vote, many on the left and the right are seeing it as a failure for Republicans — but former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says it's actually a blessing in disguise.

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The House Intelligence Committee's investigation into the Trump campaign's potential connections to Russia's election meddling isn't dead — but it's not exactly dancing a jig, either.

Sixteen-year-old Na Da Laing struggled in elementary school.

"I was different from other students," she remembers. "I couldn't speak English at all."

Now, eight years later, she's reading George Orwell's Animal Farm.

In the U.S., roughly one in 10 students is an English language learner.
Many schools struggle to help them feel comfortable with their new language. Helping them get ahead and to college is another challenge entirely.

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