Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017

Harold Slager, R-Schererville, listens during an Indiana House meeting in 2016
Credit TheStatehouseFile.com

Today:  a pre-General Assembly conversation with State Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville) about the issues that could be discussed at the upcoming 30-day session that begins January 3rd.  They could range from the opioid crisis to hate crimes to Sunday liquor and beer sales to political redistricting and educational issues.

A team from Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso that includes faculty, administrators and students  is basking in the praise and recognition of taking on a design technology project that brought the local college and media star Jay Leno together.  They worked on a 3-D printing project on a part for one of Leno's fleet of antique vehicles... and made him a part that works better than the original.  Design Technology Program chairman Jason Gordon, IVTC Valparaiso Dean of Technology Suzan Perry, coordinator Valentina Petruski and program instructor Richard Moroscz all talk about the project.

And we bring you another "Lakeshore Focus" conversation from Lakeshore PBS.  This time, host Keith Kirkpatruick interviews Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds.