The RNC, Porter’s Big Move, High School Sports and More on this Week’s “Region Tweets”

By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: August 30, 2012

Chris Mahlmann joined Tavis Buchan on The Lakeshore 89.1 FM’s Lakeshore Drive program for his weekly segment to dish about the latest happenings in Northwest Indiana and beyond. The program, Lakeshore Drive runs Monday through Friday from 4:00pm until 5:30pm, highlighting some of the bigger issues affecting Northwest Indiana.

You can catch Chris joining Tavis and the crew each Wednesday at 4:40pm. If you didn’t listen live this week, you can listen in on the program’s audio by clicking the play button below!


0:00 - 2:47: What's big on social media this week? Chris and Tavis talk about Tavis' upcoming trip to Washington, which may not be the biggest story in the region, but the Republic National Convention is. There's a good deal of humor -- on both sides of the aisle -- being posted throughout the week.
2:47 - 4:04: The Porter Hospital transition went incredibly smooth, and people online were massively supportive and appreciative of moving the entire hospital to the new location.
4:05 - 5:07: High school sports are back in action, and this year as fun as any. Valpo football almost squeaked out a win against one of the state's top teams, Portage football blew out Gary Roosevelt, and all of the other sports like soccer,
5:08 - 7:33: What's happening in Northwest Indiana on Labor Day weekend? Labor Dayz is going on in Michigan City all weekend with four straight days of rides, food, music, and more this weekend, and next weekend features Valpo's biggest event in the Popcorn Festival. The two also talk about the Lakeshore Professional Women's Conference coming up in September.