Casual Fridays with Jerry Davich

A Casual look at History

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On today’s show – we touch on the 70th anniversary of D-Day today and Jerry’s column that profiles a handful of World War II vets.  On this historic date in 1944, D-Day took place, the turning point in WW II, with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy, France. We want to thank them for their service.

We’ have in the studio with us region historian Jim Lane to talk about his latest “Steel Shavings” book, which captures the sights, sounds and events of Northwest Indiana in great detail. Jim’s latest edition is chock-full with our most recent history.

We also talk with 18-year-old Keon Brown, the heralded hero who rescued a female motorist after she suffered a seizure and crashed into his family’s East Chicago home. Keon, who reacted like a veteran firefighter more than a high school senior, will tell Lakeshore listeners his story and how the incident has changed his life, including an appearance on the “Ellen” TV talk show.

And we chat with Lt. Joe Hamer – Investigator for the Lake County Sheriff Work Release Division whose program and facility is facing closure despite his beliefs that it’s a huge mistake.

Finally, we tell you about the NWI House Raffle, and the best al fresco dining spots in NWI and Chicago, recommended by you.


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