Regionally Speaking, Monday, July 2, 2018

Jul 2, 2018

Credit South Shore CVA

Today:    We begin with a conversation with Lauren Radusin and Ellen Kapitan, members of the South Shore Roller Girls roller derby team.  The team is approaching its 5th birthday and will observe it with a Birthday Bout and doubleheader in Hammond on July 14th.  But first, the Roller Girls are inviting everyone to an open call-out on July 8th in Portage -- and you don't have to know how to skate to participate.

We talk to Steven Henshaw, CEO of EnviroForensics of Indianapolis, an environmental engineering, consulting and design remediation firm that just opened an office in northwest Indiana.  Steven tells us more about the business and how it's already made inroads into tackling the Region's environmental problems.

Tami Silverman of the Indiana Youth Institute talks about the latest report on the health of Hoosier youth, based on the national component of the Kids Count Data Book. And we have local activist Ruth Needleman talking about her latest project: creating a "trauma eenter" in Gary.