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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:  we revisit our conversation with Michigan City Area Schools Superintendent Barbara Eason-Watkins about the school district's growing high-tech education program that now includes Chromebooks for students.  The program recently picked up an Innovators Award from the Society of Innovators in Northwest Indiana.

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Today:  Indiana Youth Institute president and CEO Tami Silverman  is back on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the success of the first year of the Lilly Endowment-funded Comprehensive Counseling initiative.  This $22 million investment is aimed at helping school districts and charter schools implement innovative changes in school counseling.  Lake Ridge New Tech Schools, Hanover Community School Corp. and the School City of East Chicago received thousands of dollars in grants from Lilly Endowment to put their plans in place.

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Today:  We revisit our conversation with two Gary charter school students who are in the cast of an anti-opioid addiction PSA being shown this month before films at the AMC Theatres in Merrillville.  The theme of their message -- don't share prescription medications with anyone. 

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A veteran Purdue University Northwest faculty member who has experience not only in the classroom and in research, but in heading up campus projects, is now putting his academic and service experience to work directly for the PNW administration.

Richard Rupp was recently named as chief of staff to PNW Chancellor Thomas Keon.  I had a chance to sit down with Professor Rupp in the Chancellor's Conference Room on the Hammond campus on Friday to talk, and here's what he told me.

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Today:  A conversation with Richard Rupp, a Purdue University Northwest political scientist who's taken on the position of Chief of Staff to PNW Chancellor Thomas Keon.  We talk about his experiences on campus, including heading up projects that led to the opportunity to serve in a wider leadership capacity on both the Hammond and Westville campuses.

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Today:  We meet and talk with Miguel Molina, a northwest Indiana resident who is involved in "The People's Voice" project -- a statewide project with a mission to "transform Indiana into a state that represents the wishes of all Hoosiers through civic engagement." 

Miguel and others in northern Indiana are working to give what are called "low propensity voters" a voice in the community through voter education and voter registration programs ahead of the 2018 election cycle.

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Northwest Indiana entrepreneurs and small business owners oftentimes have to do a lot of their work at home or, perhaps, at a table in a local coffee shop.  Purdue University Northwest is creating what are called "co-working" spaces that will serve businesses that have a manufacturing emphasis.

I talked with Mont Handley of the Hammond campus' Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center about these new spaces, which will open on a "soft launch" on July 24th and officially on National Coworking Day, August 9th.   And, he says, there are plenty of spaces available.

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Today:  A conversation with the guest speaker at the July 23rd quarterly luncheon and program of the Northwest Indiana World Trade Alliance, at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.  Noted international economist Arthur Cyr is the director of the Claussen Center for World Business at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  His comments will focus on globalization and how the United States fits into the overall picture  -- as a uniquely American concept.

On this Memorial Day Weekend edition of the podcast, we'll hear from Steven Lattimore about a new VFW post in Gary, and Jill Sheridan reports on what the Indy 500 is doing to help organ donors. We'll also hear from Nick Janzen about the conservation of Bison in Indiana, along with John Cain on “Eye On the Arts” about the upcoming performance of Primal Roots.

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HAMMOND, Ind. – Northwest Indiana voter rights and participation—“Why Should We Care & Engage in Local Politics?”—is the focus of the next public forum facilitated by Lakeshore Public Radio at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus, Monday, June 5.

 

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Purdue University Northwest officials say it took nearly 15 years of planning, persistence and efforts to get some vital legislative support... but lawmakers finally approved construction of a new instructional facility at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus.

The General Assembly early Saturday morning allocated $35.1 million for construction of the Bioscience Innovation Building on the Hammond Campus.  It will house state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities for nursing, biological sciences and STEM education.

Today:   We revisit our conversation with Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon, on the Hammond and Westville campus unification effort that earned PNW an Innovator award from the Society  of Innovators of Northwest Indiana.

WalletHub.com analyst Jill Gonzalez talks about where Indiana stands on the latest Best and Worst State Taxpayer Return On Investment list.  It's about halfway in the pack, so to speak, of U.S. states' governments and how efficient they are on spending tax revenues.

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This installment of "A Look At The Arts" as Tom Lounges talks with Judy Jacobi -- Assistant Vice Chancellor of University Art Collections & Special Programs at Purdue Northwest -- best known on campus as "The Art Lady."

Today:   A conversation with Purdue University Northwest assistant psychology professor Lori Petersen on her research into how preschoolers best learn how to count and related numerical concepts.  She began her study last fall with ten 3-year-olds who were enrolled at Purdue Northwest's Riley Child Center in Hammond.  Petersen talks about some of her early findings.

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Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon was on "Regionally Speaking" on Tuesday to talk about the progress of the Hammond and Westville campus unification that just earned an Innovators Award for the month of March from the Society of Innovators in Northwest Indiana. 

The merging of academic and business operations of both campuses -- that began more than one year ago -- created the state's 5th largest university, with 15,000 students and more than 1,500 faculty and staff.  Here's the conversation.

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Today:  Region food columnist and author Phil Potempa is in the studio to talk about the long-awaited "Farm Cooking Show," coming April 2nd to the Center for the Performing Arts in Munster.  The program goes along with his "From The Farm" column recipes and cookbooks.  The last time that Phil offered the audience his preparation of tasty dishes was in May 2010.

Two Purdue University Northwest faculty members and an alumnus attorney discussed the issues surrounding “Executive Power & Legal Questions about Immigration” on Tuesday. Feb. 28th on the Purdue University Northwest Hammond Campus. It was aired Thursday on "Regionally Speaking."

The event, offered collaboratively with Northwest Indiana Lakeshore Public Radio, was held in the Student Union & Library's "Room with a View."

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HAMMOND, Ind. – Two Purdue University Northwest faculty members and an alumnus attorney will discuss in panel format “Executive Power & Legal Questions about Immigration” at 5 p.m., Tuesday (2/28) on PNW’s Hammond Campus.

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On this final show of 2016:  State Senator Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso)  joins us to talk about the issues that will dominate the upcoming General Assembly session which begins next week, including road and bridge rehabilitation (and how to pay for it) as well as underground infrastructure.  That's an issue Charbonneau has been stressing to his Statehouse colleagues for years that must be addressed as soon as possible.  He offers us some alarming statistics.