Regionally Speaking

A Look At Poverty And Panhandling

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August 6, 2013 –

Indianapolis is proposing an ordinance to limit panhandling. Host Steve Walsh looks at the reasoning behind the ordinance; the civil rights implications; and some of the underlying poverty issues with Sharron Liggins, consulting executive director for the Continuum of Care Network, which runs the annual Point in Time Homeless Count in Lake County. Marc Lotter, director of Communications Office of Mayor Greg Ballard City of Indianapolis. Eric Tars, director of Human Rights for National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Chris Gahl, vice president of Marketing & Communications with Indygo.

US Housing and Urban Development is taking over day to day operation of the Gary Housing Authority. We talk to the HUD Assistant  Secretary Sandra Henriquez who said the decision was probably inevitable.

We’ll also dive deeper into the controversy over Common Core with a new group, which wants to save the education standard in Indiana. We talk to Derek Redelman, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of education policy.

A recent map shows how poverty has moved out of the city, into the suburbs, including Northwest Indiana. We’ll talk to Rolf Pendall, the director of the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center.

Guests Include:

Sharron Liggins – Consulting Executive Director for the Continuum of Care Network

Sandra Henriquez – HUD Assistant  Secretary

Derek Redelman – Vice President of education policy with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Rolf Pendall – Director of the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center




8 06 2013


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