The Discussion Over Dinner Podcast
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Discussion Over Dinner is a monthly conversation about issues relevant to Northwest Indiana. It is sponsored and underwritten by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center.
||CleanElementary Education||Reading. Writing. Arithmetic. In 1818, the Three R's appeared in "The Lady's Magazine" to describe the basic skills taught in primary schools. But, much has changed since the 1800s. There are challenges educators have today that they didn't 15-20 years||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEconomic Development||Many Rust Belt communities, large and small, are seeking ways to evolve their economies from reliance on low-skill factory jobs and company town employers (many now long gone) to more diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial economies. In what ways is LaPor||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHunger & Homelessness||It's National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week in America. We have convened an expert panel of people who deal with hunger and homelessness in LaPorte County every day. The panel discusses food insecurity issues in LaPorte County, a potential homeless s||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCivic Engagement||We invited three local experts to talk about the political process.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCriminal Justice||What happens when a defense attorney, police officer, and judge get together? A conversation about criminal justice issues in LaPorte. We chatted about bail reform, restorative justice initiatives, and the process and challenges one goes through when th||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAddictions||The world of addiction and recovery is fraught with beliefs and assumptions. What is the connection between addiction and depression? Is it normal to still have urges for drugs and alcohol even after being sober for many years? What is the difference be||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMental Health||On Mental Health America’s Annual State of Mental Health in America report, Indiana is fifth to last in the country in the overall ranking. This metric includes access to mental health care providers, the prevalence of mental health in children and ad||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChild Advocacy||The dinner was exquisite; the conversation was divine. The discussion entailed issues involving child advocacy in LaPorte County. Our panelists: Karen Biernacki: CEO of Family AdvocatesChris Alber: Principal of Riley Elementary SchoolEsther Stil||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|