This “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:  Actors CHRISTINE MILD & VERONICA GARZA

Stars of  The Theatre At The Center’s Production of “PUMPBOYS & DINETTES”

                 

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland has released letters addressing the Environmental Protection Agency over concerns of lead contamination in the West Calumet Housing Complex.

Letter 1

Letter 2

The Indiana State Department of Health is helping provide free testing for residents of East Chicago after high levels of lead were detected in the soil.

The focus spot is a low-income housing complex with more than 1,000 families and about half of them with children.

Residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago are working with federal, state and local officials to find new homes because elevated levels of lead have been found in the ground around their home.

East Chicago: Free Testing for Lead Exposure

Aug 31, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Health is helping provide free testing for residents of East Chicago after high levels of lead were detected in the soil. Indiana’s Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan reports that the focus spot is a low-income housing complex with more than 1,000 families… about half of them children.

E.C. May Not Be Alone In Lead Contamination

Aug 31, 2016

It’s been over a month since residents at the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago were informed about the high levels of lead in the soil surrounding the complex. Despite the West Calumet residents just finding out about the high levels of lead a few weeks ago, this may not be the only location in Northwest Indiana that is lead-contaminated. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Melissa Stephens has more…

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally broadcast TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

       IN-STUDIO GUESTS: SHERYL YOUNGBLOOD of SAY YES!

     with CORNELL BROWN, AL BURROWS & JOE FIZER of HIGH PERFORMANCE

 

This “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016

IN-STUDIO: LINDA FORTUNATO  — Theatrical Director, Choreographer and Actor  

                                        

The guest on this installment of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” is live theatre veteran LINDA FORTUNATO, a Jeff Award-winner who has been nominated for five Joseph Jefferson Awards for her work as a choreographer and director.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

 

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:  BLUESMAN DARIO LOMBARDO (from Italy)

& Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee LIZ MANDEVILLE

with special guests:  BOB MANDARINO, RANDY JOHNSON & VINCENT L. ABRAMS

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Bluesmen DOKTU RHUTE (aka Roy Hytower& BOB MANDARINO with surprise phone guest: BILLY SHELTON of The Spaniels

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS:  SCOTT “STRETCH” MILLER & GAGE ANDERSON with phone guest KEN WILLIAMS

 

For this installment of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” the topic is the 3nd Annual “ROCK THE HOUSE” fundraiser to help with upgrades and repairs to the historical 122-year-old MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE in downtown Valparaiso, IN.

Lake county Fair   

Steel Imports and Exports

Aug 4, 2016

The U.S. Commerce Department is using a new monitoring system to shed light on how steel moves around the world. Industry watchers say it could drive long-term policy changes to protect American steel from the effects of foreign trade.

The first installment of the new Global Steel Trade Monitor ranks China first in the world for steel exports, and the U.S. first for imports.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In-Studio Guests:  ROBERT ROLFE FEDDERSEN & TERRI ANN FEDDERSEN

 

Husband and wife musical duo — ROBERT ROLFE FEDDERSENand TERRI ANN FEDDERSEN  — are the in-studio musical guests for this edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST:   GEORGE THOROGOOD

For over 4 decades GEORGE THOROGOOD has been rocking and rolling around the world, logging over 8,000 live shows under his belt, while selling some 15 million albums worldwide.  

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES” originally broadcast on TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016

 IN-STUDIO MUSICAL GUEST:  KARL GREEN (co-founder of HERMAN’S HERMITS  British Invasion Band

Sharon Jackson / Lakeshore Public Radio

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Baron Hill has won the endorsement of the United Steel Workers Local 1066.

At a rally Monday announcing the endorsement, Mike Millsap, District Director of the United Steelworkers said the local is supporting Hill because of his positions on issues.

Hill says strong labor unions is what built the middle class in this country and they must be protected.

ArcelorMittal Gets 10-Year-Deal

Jun 21, 2016

Chris Nolte spoke with Northwest Indiana Times reporter Joseph Pete regarding ArcelorMittal’s new 10-year-deal that will bring business to its East Chicago steel mill.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Musical Guests:  ROGER EARL  & BRYAN BASSETT of FOGHAT

This edition of  “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, JUNE 14, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST:  Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter RICH ROBINSON (formerly of The Black Crowes)

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on June 7, 2016 

Musical Guest:  Singer/Songwriter/Performer MARINA V

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired Tuesday, June 28. 2016

Musical Guests: MICHAEL McDERMOTT & HEATHER HORTON

           

This guests for this week’s program is MICHAEL McDERMOTT & HEATHER HORTON, who discussed their unique relationship as husband/wife and band mates, as well as McDermott’s newly released 11th solo album — “Willow Springs”  —  via Pauper Sky Records .

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal, whose largest North American mill is in Indiana Harbor, is introducing a new high-strength steel for cars. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Annie Ropeik reports, it’s part of an effort to boost profits — amid an uncertain time for the industry.

The new steel is designed for the interior rails and pillars that make cars safer during a crash. A spokesperson from Arcelor, which is the world’s largest steel producer by volume, says it should make cars lighter and cheaper to produce when it’s rolled out next year.

This Edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES” originally aired on May 31, 2016 

IN-STUDIO GUEST:  Percussionist/Painter RALPH KINSEY with  Jack Adams

 

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

GUEST:   JIM PETERIK  /  TOPIC:  “THE SONGS”

 

The musical guest on this edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” is Grammy Award-winning songwriter and performer JIM PETERIK, who returned to the program to discuss his latest album, “The Songs,”  from which selections are spotlighted.

 

Annie Ropeik, IPB News

Governor Mike Pence is backing U.S. Steel in calls for an investigation into China’s steel industry.

That’s after the federal government imposed new tariffs on China last week — a move some steelworkers say doesn’t go far enough.

Last month, U.S. Steel asked the U.S. International Trade Commission for a total ban on Chinese steel imports, saying practices overseas have cost thousands of American jobs.

China outpaces the U.S. 10 to 1 in steel production, using government subsidies to stay afloat even while losing money exporting the excess.

This editon of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MUSICAL GUEST:   JAMIE HARRISON of ARTRAGEOUS

 

For this edition of“Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges”, the guest is  East Chicago native, Jamie Harrison, a second generation performer (his father is regional music icon Jim Skafish) currently performing with the internationally touring performance art ensemble, “Artrageous.”

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Musical Guest:  Modern Rock Band OPEN YOUR EYES

 

The musical guest on this installment of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” is the long running, hard-rocking Northwest Indiana-based rock quartet OPEN YOUR EYES. The all original band made their latest record with producer Brandon Saller of Atreyu and a guest appearance by Craig Mabbitt of Escape the Fate.

 

This EDITION Show of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired Wednesday, May 11, 2016 

 

GUEST:  Blues-Rock Guitar Great JOE BONAMASSA 

 

 

The musical guest on this very special edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” is Grammy-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa.

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

GUEST:  Chicago Music Icon — DENNIS DeYOUNG

 

The musical guest on this installment of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” is DENNIS DeYOUNG — a Chicago music icon who has traveled the world yet has always kept true to the Windy City where he continues to make a home and where he can be heard cheering on the Chicago White Sox every season!

 

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