Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aug 8, 2017

An Amtrak engine with "Hoosier State" passenger cars moves through western Indiana enroute to Indianapolis
Credit Amtrak

Today:  Steve Coxhead, the president of the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance, joins us to talk about concerns about late trains on Amtrak's "Hoosier State passenger service between Indianapolis and Chicago.  The national rail provider says only one in three Indianapolis-bound trains arrived on-time in June, a change from past months  Coxhead says there are problems on CSX, the freight line that provides the rails for both the "Hoosier State" and the Indiana "Cardinal" passenger routes. 

We also bring you another conversation by a northwest Indiana resident from Valparaiso University's Welcome Project -- first-person stories, coupled with conversations, to help forge stronger ties within communities.

And Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center CEO Lorri Feldt and I.U. Northwest economist Micah Pollak offer their views on the first months of the Trump administration's agenda for small businesses across the county and here at home.