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Chris Nolte

Regionally Speaking Host; Morning Edition Host


Chris Nolte produces and hosts “Regionally Speaking” aired  weekdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. He's also the temporary local "Morning Edition" host.

He has more than three decades of radio news and public affairs program experience, working at some of the top stations in the state including WASK-AM in Lafayette and WIBC-AM and Network Indiana in Indianapolis. Nolte’s public radio experience includes WFYI-FM in Indianapolis and WFIU-FM in Bloomington.

Before joining Lakeshore Public Radio he was the morning host at WKBV-AM in Richmond, Indiana.

  • Aquinas Catholic Community School will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a $3M expansion project.
  • Juneteenth celebrations in the Region hosted by Indiana University Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Aquinas Catholic Community School ribbon cutting ceremony to celebration $3 million expansion.
  • Indiana University Northwest recently hosted the Chancellor’s Commission for Community Engagement in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center. The theme for the meeting was Identifying Barriers to Economic Redevelopment: University-Community Collaboration.”
  • Today: Alfred "Chip" Cooke, the Agent In Charge for northern Indiana for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is on "Regionally Speaking" to discuss the latest provisional report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which shows that in Indiana, the number of overdose deaths hit a record high for a second year in a row to an estimated 2,755. Eighty-five percent of those Hoosier OD deaths were due to fentanyl. He emphasizes once again the dangers of fentanyl, especially the illegally-created version which is being mixed into other substances. "Times" chief political reporter Dan Carden is back to talk about the stories he's put out lately in print and online, most of them stories centering around a possible General Assembly special session if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes states to further restrict or ban abortions.
  • Donna Catalano, Legacy Foundation LaTanya Woodson, Edgewater Health Behavorial Health Larry Brewer, Edgewater Health SNAP Coordinator & boardmember, on the summer’s Healthy Harvest Farmers Markets
  • Professor Gabe Fillippelli, executive director of the I.U. Environmental Resilience Institute, about past studies into ozone levels in NWI and from where they originate; he thinks a lot come from vehicles, especially the heavy truck traffic that crosses the Region. He advocates cleaner energy sources, including expansion of electric commuter trains that include the South Shore Line projects. He also encourages more smaller vehicles (trucks, etc) to go to cleaner fuels.
  • Peter Novak, CEO with GNIAR (Greater Northwest Indiana Assn of Realtors) -- 219-795-3600 He will have the latest on northwest Indiana housing sales and prices from latest report (April) and a look at the rest of the year.We’ll also ask him about the trends mentioned nationally – that (at least in the opinion of one economist, Mark Zandi with Moody’s Analytics) the housing boom is moving into what Zandi calls a housing correction.
  • Penelope Love, with the Aetna Manor Revitalization Program. She talks about events and concerns ( and some personal opinions) about the Aetna neighborhood, on Gary’s east side and near Miller. Volunteers installed smoke detectors in homes throughout Gary’s Aetna neighborhood last weekend.. an effort partnered by Fire Department and the American Red Cross. Penelope Love founded the “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life” initiative eight years ago in the community, following the Red Cross’s national efforts and she wants to extend it to all Gary neighborhoods
  • Today wraps up 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month, and our conversation on the subject today is with Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds. The department recently hosted its annual police memorial program and the topic of mental health was one of the major points, since for Sheriff Reynolds, the issue comes up as one of the key issues at the county jail, along with addiction.