Ameristar Casino in East Chicago

Today:  Northwest Indiana activist Ruth Needleman is back in the studio for an update on events that include the debate around immigration issues such as the proposal to obtain land in Elkhart County for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center and the Gary-Chicago International Airport's plan for a Homeland Security and Customs center.  Ruth also talks about this week's workshop in Gary sponsored by State Senator Eddie Melton and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.

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The editor and publisher of "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter, Ed Feigenbaum, was on "Regionally Speaking" on Tuesday to talk about the latest news about the northwest Indiana casinos.  He went into detail about an Indiana Gaming Commission meeting this Thursday in Indianapolis that, if approved, could mean a major change at the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago. 

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Today:  a conversation with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Tami Silverman on IYI programs underway and planned in northwest Indiana, as well as a new "Race for Results" report that highlights achievement and outcome gaps between different racial groups of children in Indiana and around the country.  Tami also talks about the importance of instilling in youngsters a philanthropic attitude.