Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Apr 3, 2018

Credit Pottawatomi Indian Nation

Today:  Ed Feigenbaum, the editor and publisher of "Indiana Gaming Insight" and "Indiana Political Insight" newsletters, joins us to review how Indiana casinos -- including the Northwest Indiana boats -- did in February. (Spoiler Alert: they're all hoping for a better month of March.)  Ed also talks about the 2018 General Assembly session, its successes and its failures -- especially in the final hours of the regular session.  Lawmakers are preparing for a short, special session in May.

We bring you another conservation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  A resident in the city of Gary's Miller neighborhood recalls the economic changes that led to the migration of shoppers to communities like Merrillville.

Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean Karl Basel and lecturer Joseph Gomeztagle, organizer for this year's Public Affairs Month program, talk about the series of free events beginning Thursday which will follow the theme of "Demistifying Government."  They include two separate panel discussions about Lake County and Porter County law enforcement and another Lake County Sheriff's candidates' forum to be held on April 10th.  IU Northwest's Center for Urban and Regional Excellence and Ivy Tech Community College are partnering with IU Northwest on Public Affairs Month.

And we have another "Quantum Leap" STEM Initiative feature from Indiana Humanities.