Regionally Speaking, Monday, January 9, 2017
Today: Jena Bellezza of the Indiana Parenting Institute joins us in the studio to talk about the IPI’s designation by the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention as a “Treatment Best Practice.” IPI is the only organization in Lake County. She also talks about successful programs including a 10-week-long truancy reduction program.
Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore has two reports, on the issue of stateline- community safety as a result of the gun violence in Chicago — and comments from northwest Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky at one of his Town Hall meetings last weekend about the potential for Trump administration changes to established social programs like Medicare and Social Security.
And Steve Beekman of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana talks about how 2016 went and what’s ahead for 2017, when it comes to supporting local food pantries and ongoing programs like the Food Bank’s senior meal assistance program.