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May 27, 2020

(With apologies for challenging sound) we had fine conversation with Tim Eckerle, executive director of The Grant County Economic Growth Council (Marion, Indiana) for more than 35 years.

The nature of work, expectations and incentives for young people, status of restaurants during the pandemic, and the challenge of...

May 20, 2020

Garrett Hedeen is supervisor of The Bloomington, Indiana, emergency services system, having previously worked as a paramedic in Indianapolis for more than 17 years.  

Garrett describes issue, protocols and budgeting for emergency services.  

In the middle, Julia Ricci recommends a movie appropriate to...

May 14, 2020

With a movie recommendation about 1950s sensational journalism, this conversation with Ed Breen is about the state of journalism today. 

Ed is a member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, most recently having served as editor of The Chronicle-Tribune of Marion, Indiana.  His "retirement" involves production of...

May 7, 2020

This conversation is for serious students of public finance.  Michael Griffin, Clerk Treasurer of Highland, Indiana, explains tax caps, financial reserves, bonds, pensions, how The Subaru Plan was financed, and, importantly, shared ethics among units of government.

A movie review is included:   Harold and Lillian,...