Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017

Credit NWI Business Quarterly

Today: we find out from Lakeshore Public Radio's Megan Fernandez why companies from outside Indiana are so interested in locating (or relocating) into Lake and Porter Counties.  Megan talked to, among other people, Mayors Jon Costas of Valparaiso and Tom McDermott Jr. of Hammond.

We meet and talk with the local chapter president of the Freedom Riders of Indiana, "Boone" Duvall, to learn more about this charitable organization -- its mission and goals -- and who benefits from its fundraising events, like one coming up on August 26th.

Indiana Landmarks has a new northwest Indiana region director, Brad Miller, and we sat down in his office in the Miller neighborhood of Gary to find out what he's already found interesting about the Region and what lies ahead for the organization's local preservation efforts.

And "CounterPoint" host Garrard McClendon and his guests explore why printed books are still so popular in the Digital Age.  Garrard's program airs on Friday night on Lakeshore PBS.