Veteran journalist and Northwest Indiana native Steve Walsh addresses the most important local issues facing the Region during a daily hour of stimulating conversation with local newsmakers.
By: Lakeshore Staff May 1, 2015 — LakeshorePublicMedia.org A recent outbreak of K-9 influenza, or dog flu,is causing many shelters and vets to take precautions. What can you do to protect your dog at home? Lakeshore Report's Steve Walsh sits down with Johanna Humbert, executive director of the Michiana Humane Society to discuss this disease.
By: Lakeshore Staff April 24, 2015 — LakeshorePublicMedia.org To stem an outbreak of HIV in Southern Indiana, Governor Mike Pence has authorized a limited needle exchange for IV drug users. It has some leaders questioning why Indiana doesn’t allow such exchanges in other parts of the state. Lakeshore Report's Steve Walsh talks about it with Doctor Deepak Ariga, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Indiana University Northwest.
By: Lakeshore Staff April 17, 2015 — LakeshorePublicMedia.org After three years, Dennis Rittenmeyer is stepping down as the head of the community organization One Region. He came in as the first executive director of this combined group. He’s leaving an organization that has a wide range of goals, from improving healthcare and transportation, to improving cooperation among various cities and towns in the region.
By: Lakeshore Staff April 3, 2015 — LakeshorePublicMedia.org Indiana is attempting to repeal the Common Construction Wage Law. This law requires government contractors to use prevailing wages for their given community. Supporters of the repeal say it will lower the cost of construction projects, but contractors have a different view. Lakeshore Report's Steve Walsh talks to Dave Fagan, from Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
On today's show, Steve visits with,State Senator, Karen Tallian about the new budget. Then, last night was the Mayoral debate and Steve Walsh was the mediator of the event. He revisits some key questions from the debate. Finally, representative, Hal Slager is on to talk about the budget also.
On today's show, Steve talks to, DNR's, Dan Bortner about the Pavillon expansion in the Dunes. Next, Steve revisits a piece from Lakeshore Report about the plan for needle exchanges. Then, Peter Vicsclosky is on to talk about the 40 mile rule for Veterans in Indiana. Also, a piece from NPR about the National Guard. Finally, Steve end's the show with a Professor from the University of Southern Mississippi, Andrew West.
On today's show, a look at a privacy problem for a program that is supposed to monitor whether people are illegally shopping for prescription drugs. Also, the only things on the ballot in Valparaiso next Tuesday are TWO school referendums. The city's chamber explains why it has come out in support of the referendums. Plus, a look at the needle exchange and whether it will become permanent in the wake of the HIV outbreak in Scott County. Rep. Charlie Brown explains where lawmakers stand on…
On today's show, Jim Bauerle, military general, stopped by to talk about the bills for veterans. Then, Ralph Martire, with the Center for a Tax and Budget Accountability backup, spoke with Steve about a voucher study. Also, Edwin Bierschenk, with the NWI Times, was on to talk about drunk driving. Finally, Kim Ferraro,water and agricultural policy director, is on to talk about Earth Day.
On today's show, Steve opens with a piece about firefighter training in Indiana from, Lakeshore reporter, Barbra Harrington. Next, the Pottawatomie Indians want to open a tribal casino in South Bend. The St. Joesph County Commissioner president, Andrew Kostielney , stops by to shed some light on the subject. Then, the recent decision by the Indiana senate condemning smog has some doctors protesting. Dr. Steve Jay is on to talk about his thoughts on the subject. Also, Steve played his extended interview from Lakeshore Report…
On today's show, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation designed to end Gary's lawsuit against gun manufactures. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson says she doesn't want the Governor to sign the bill. Also, this week marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination. Could modern medicine have saved the his life? Plus, Ind Star Columnist Tom LaBianco on tho Governor's dipping poll numbers and repairing the state's image.