Casual Fridays April 21st, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

What’s it like to be a union steelworker in this gritty region who has a talent for playing guitar, singing and performing? And what’s it like to be noticed and to travel to Nashville to record some cuts in a genuine studio? On today’s show, we’ll find out.

We welcome Jay Wacasey, a 44-year-old musician from Hobart, into our studio today to tell us ALL about it, and why his head is still spinning from the whirlwind experience. Plus, Jay will perform a song for Lakeshore listeners in just a few minutes. 

We will also chat with Deb Wilson of Portage whose 16-year-old daughter, Arianna, a former foster child who once bounced from home to home. The teen girl hasn’t forgotten her past, so she created a project called “Arianna’s Heart,” a heartwarming mission that has so far created 200 special backpacks for foster kids who may feel as lonely and fearful as she once was.

Each colorful duffel bag is filled with a blanket, a stuffed animal, a toothbrush, a journal, select toys and a personal letter of encouragement from Arianna. We’ll tell you all about it and how YOU can help her efforts.

And, Jerry and I will chat with Joyce Hite from St. Timothy Church in Gary about its 25th annual Bible Bowl next Saturday.

Plus, I’ll give Lakeshore listeners a sneak peek at my weekend columns, including about the recent United Airlines fiasco and how the airline just might have been within its legal right to do what it did…. Sort of.