Casual Fridays – October 17, 2014
This week on Casual Fridays with Jerry Davich and Karen Walker, the team has endless questions for the candidates running for public offices across the region. Most of the questions, though, have nothing to do with their policies, promises, and campaigning and everything to do with their flaws, values, and personal lives. Why? Because when it comes down to casting a vote, Jerry and Karen are looking for any edge to tip the scale between comparable candidates. This edge often comes down to personal attributes such as trust, honesty, humor, modesty, and open-mindedness.
We’re kicking off this unconventional line of questioning with today’s show and the two candidates for Porter County Sheriff: former sheriff David Reynolds, and Valparaiso Police Chief Mike Brickner.
Later in the show, we also talk with Christopher Meyers, the former Gary planning director and former building and planning administrator in Crown Point, about something that goes by largely unnoticed by most region residents about Northwest Indiana: its architecture.
Christopher is an expert on this issue and he has created a fascinating website about the architectural history of Gary – “America’s Magic Industrial City” – it’s a site devoted to save, preserve, and disseminate information.
Plus, what is YOUR most embarrassing “Mondagreen” or song-lyric screw-up? We’ll play this week’s Mondagreen: “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel.