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Today:  A new grassroots organizing group is making plans for a community rally this weekend about that it calls "common-sense gun laws."  We talk with Scott Houldieson and Barry Halgrimson with PDA-Calumet, a local branch of Progressive Democrats of America,  about the organization and about the rally on Saturday, November 18th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Indianapolis Blvd. and Cabella Drive in Hammond. 

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Today:  a conversation with Isis Ferguson, one of the originators of "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen"  in downtown Gary. Isis and others joined Theaster Gates in following his vision about the facility into reality, and she talks about the one-year anniversary of the grand opening coming on November 19th and what's planned for events in 2018. 

IU Northwest

Today:  We find out about the latest Northwest Indiana Coincident Economic Index from Indiana University Northwest economist Micah Pollak, and learn that the Region's economy is steadily improving. Pollak and his colleague Bala Arshanapalli sift through the data on several key areas of the  economy in Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper Counties to create the Index report.  He presented the latest information at a recent Chancellor's Commission for Community Engagement meeting.

Lakeshore Public Media

Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, we turn to "Post-Tribune" reporters Carole Carlson and Carrie Napoleon, "Times" healthcare reporter Giles Bruce and LaPorte "Herald Argus" and Michigan City "News Dispatch" reporter Jon Gard for the stories they've worked on, posted online and put into print.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson also joins us.

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Today:  On this Reporter Roundtable Thursday, we talk to "Post-Tribune" reporters Carrie Napoleon, Javonte Anderson and Carole Carlson for the stories they put up online and in print -- and Jon Gard from the LaPorte "Herald Argus" and Michigan City "News Dispatch" joins us as well to talk about his stories of the week. 

We also bring you stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting News on President Trump's tax reform speech in Indianapolis and a look at the Indiana role that U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly will play in the tax reform debate. 

Today: Stories about education topics are featured on this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, from Carmen McCollum of the Times of Northwest Indiana, Carole Carlson of the Post-Tribune, Inside Indiana Business managing editor Andy Ober and northwest Indiana public radio reporter Michael Puente.

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Today: "South Bend Tribune" political writer and columnist Jack Colwell joins us to talk about his latest column, also found on "Howey Politics Indiana," about what one author noted -- from an actual pre-campaign event in 2011 --  how seriously President Donald Trump takes everything, even jokes aimed in his direction.

valparaiso community schools

The Valparaiso Community Schools is going through a construction and renovation process at many buildings -- a process that includes construction of a new elementary school, the first south of U.S. 30 in a growing area of the city. 

I talked to Superintendent Ric Frataccia on "Regionally Speaking; on Monday about all of the ongoing building projects, as well as an update on the long-range redistricting plan.  He says the construction work began after a successful campaign to seek community support for tax increases.

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On this Reporters Roundtable Thursday, we find out more about the major news stories of the week from the reporters who covered them.  With us in the studio is Post-Tribune reporter Javonte Anderson and by phone are his Post-Tribune colleagues Carrie Napoleon and Greg Tejeda and -- from the LaPorte Herald-Argus and Michigan City News-Dispatch -- reporter Jon Gard.  

Lakeshore Public Media

Today:  It's another Reporters' Round Table discussion of the big news stories of the week here in northwest Indiana.

Times of Northwest Indiana health and healthcare business reporter Giles Bruce, Post-Tribune reporters Carole Carlson and Carrie Napoleon and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations education reporter Claire Mcinerny join us to talk about the stories and issues.