Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

An EPA placard posted outside one of the West Calumet Housign Project buildings in Eash Chicago
Credit Indiana Public Broadcasting News

Today:  we have more about a report from the Health Impact Project, a collaborative effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.  The Project issued a report on August 30th titled "Ten Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure."  We talk with Rebecca Morley, the director of the Health Impact Project about the report's findings and recommendations that affect residents in East Chicago.

There is a new magazine available in print and online here in northwest Indiana: "Here Magazine."  We talked with its creator, editor and publisher Julia Huisman, a veteran of other local publications, to find out why she and her colleagues wanted to put out something new and exciting for Region readers.

We have a conversation with Nancy Babich and Peggy Banks with Porter Healthcare Services in Valparaiso on breast cancer and lung cancer awareness programs and events.  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but there are many local programs in place this month and Nancy and Peggy -- both of them, cancer survivors -- want you to learn about.

And Tom Pappas with the city of Portage veterans' committee is back in the Lakeshore Public Radio studio to talk about this month's regular committee meeting and about the latest efforts of the regional Veterans Experience Charge Team.