Regionally Speaking, Monday, March 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017

Today:   Indiana economist, writer and speaker Morton Marcus joins us with an update on his views on the Hoosier State economy and, in particular, how one national magazine ranks Indiana's higher education institutions and government finances.

A spring cleaning, of sorts, is underway in one Gary neighborhood suffering from urban blight. Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore reports on the latest work this is underway in Aetna.

Governor Holcomb extended his emergency declaration in East Chicago another 30 days, after the original declaration expired last weekend. Indiana Public Broadcasting reporters take a look at the city government's assessment of how much will be needed to deal with the lead contamination issues that it faces.

Michelle Caldwell of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's northwest Indiana office talks about Tuesday's 3rd annual Indiana Clean Marina Roundtable discussion in Portage, and Kris Krouse of the Shirley Heinze Land Trust joins us to talk about a special ceremony that he'll attend on Tuesday at the Statehouse recognizing .