Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018

Steve and Georgianne Pangere
Credit The Chicago Lighthouse-Vimeo

Today:   Steve and Georgianne Pangere are going to receive a special award from The Chicago Lighthouse on June 22nd, and they join us ahead of the event to talk about it, as well as about Steve's amazing story of life after blindness.  That story includes success in continuing the family business to the success it is today.

We have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio," supported by South Shore Clean Cities. Host Carl Lisek talks with a marketer who is taking a common agricultural product and creating clean energy out of it.   "Ollie" with the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana is back to answer humans' pet-related questions.

And northwest Indiana media writer Phil Potempa joins us in the studio to observe the upcoming 100th anniversary of the disastrous Hagenback-Wallace Circus train wreck just outside Hammond.  The victims are buried at Showman's Rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, IL.  Phil wrote a story of this 1918 event in 2014 for the "Times of Northwest Indiana."