Regionally Speaking, Monday, August 21, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio • August 21, 2017 12:33 pm

By Chris Nolte

Today: A conversation with Jennifer Mullen, RN, Trauma Program Coordinator and Dr. Reuben Rutland, one of the trauma surgeons at Methodist Hospital Northlake campus in Gary, which has just been verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level III Trauma Center — the only trauma center in northwest Indiana. The hospital first sought accreditation two years ago.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Annie Ropeik reports on a citizen in Indianapolis who’s taken it upon himself to help maintain the streets he drives on in his city — by filling in potholes when he sees them.

And Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis professor Patrick Rooney talks about his essay posted online on “The Conversation” Web site, asking the question: should everyone deduct their charitable giving from their taxes?