John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Mark Baer, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Indiana University Northwest, about IUN's upcoming 10 minute play festival, taking place April 28th and 29th at Theatre Northwest.

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest officials say it took nearly 15 years of planning, persistence and efforts to get some vital legislative support... but lawmakers finally approved construction of a new instructional facility at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus.

The General Assembly early Saturday morning allocated $35.1 million for construction of the Bioscience Innovation Building on the Hammond Campus.  It will house state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities for nursing, biological sciences and STEM education.

City of Whiting

Whiting city officials are working on a nationwide marketing approach to its Mascot Hall of Fame, now under construction.  I went to Mayor Joe Stahura's office to get the latest on the project and others underway in his city.  Here's the conversation, which airs on "Regionally Speaking" on Wednesday, April 26th.

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Photographers Name New Night Sky Lights

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If confirmed Monday agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue confronts an industry in search of stability.

The farm economy is declining, trade with vital global markets is in disarray and immigration policy is in flux. In his initial budget, Trump suggested a 21 percent cut to USDA's discretionary spending, so Perdue would want to jump into Washington policy discussions quickly.

Perdue would find a desk at USDA piled high with priorities and will be one of the last members of President Donald Trump's cabinet to be seated.

If you are a Jackson State alum and you missed homecoming the next best thing. Jackson State versus Chicago State in a  baseball match up. As Steven Lattimore reports the Steel City Diamond Classic will make you feel like you are back on campus.

Growing up the son of a coal miner in southern West Virginia, David Wiley saw the downside of the profession up close. His father had been injured in the mines, lost several fingers and damaged his knees and back. "He was just really beat up," Wiley says.

So when it came to find his own line of work, Wiley says he had no desire to work in the coal mines. For a couple of years after high school, Wiley tried his hand at manufacturing and welding jobs in the neighboring state of North Carolina.

"Piano Factory" (April 23, 2017)

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Young Jean lands an apprenticeship at the Straube Piano Company.  In this program from April 23, 1962; he describes the work he did and the satisfaction of bringing home a paycheck at a time when many were seeking any kind of work.

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Limericks

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 22, 2017

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Apr 22, 2017

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And it's time for sports.

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Merle Perkins Interview Part Two

Apr 22, 2017
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