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Lake E-911 Options Debated; Gay Steelworkers Break Out Of “Steel Closets”

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September 16, 2013

Host Steve Walsh dives into Lake County’s consolidation plans for E-911. St. John wants suburban districts to have their own dispatch center. We’ll talk to town Manager Steve Kil and Lake -E911 Director Brian Hitchcock.

Anne Balay is a professor of English at Indiana University Northwest. She interviewed nearly 40 Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender steelworkers for her upcoming book, “Steel Closets” to be published by University of North Carolina Press. The oral history is likely to be the first attempt to document the lives of LGBT workers in the steel industry.

We’ll also have a conversation with US Rep.  Peter Visclosky on the South Shore, the Affordable Care Act and beating the budget deadline.


Guests include:

Steve Kil, St. John Town Manager

Brian Hitchcock, Lake County E-911 Director

Dr. Anne Balay


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One response to “Lake E-911 Options Debated; Gay Steelworkers Break Out Of “Steel Closets””

  1. Melissa Serrano says:

    I thought this was a great interview. The book will open the door to a much needed discussion on LGBTQ in NWI. I loved how the author described how one learns their identity from their family and community. Thank you Professor Balay for starting the discussion.

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