It’s an idea that’s grown increasingly popular in recent years: guaranteed or universal basic income payments. Now, a pilot program is launching just outside Chicago, where more than 100 residents have started to receive monthly payments of $500.
The celebration was in full force May 13 at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, as the city marked the home of the Jackson 5 with official highway signage. We visit the historic site and speak to Marlon and Tito Jackson about their childhood home.
Elected in 2019, Gary Mayor Jerome Prince promised to bring much-needed economic development and growth to the struggling Northwest Indiana city. But just a few months into his first term, things have changed.
The coronavirus has permeated every aspect of Dr. Roland Walker’s life. As health commissioner of Gary, Indiana, he oversees the city’s response to the pandemic. But it has taken a toll on his personal life, too.
WBEZ’s Northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente joins to discuss the start of the new school year in Gary.
WBEZ reporter Michael Puente joins us to discuss funding problems surrounding the public school system in Gary, Indiana.