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The Roundtable

Next Episode: 6:30 p.m. December 16

Aaron Renn

Join us this month on The Roundtable as host Michael Hicks sits down with Senior Fellow from the think tank Manhattan Institute, Aaron Renn.  Renn talks about the shrinking labor force as the drive of a lot of economic decisions for many communities across the country as well as the time frame and strategic planning it takes for successful transformation of urban environments.


Episode 9 | Marsh Davis

Join us this month on The Roundtable as host Michael Hicks sits down with Indiana Landmarks President, Marsh Davis.  Leading the largest state wide non-profit organization for preservation in the country, Davis talks about a few of the success stories and the projects they would like to preserve for future generations to enjoy.

 


Episode 8 | Greg Wathen

Tune in for an encore broadcast of the April episode when host Michael Hicks sat down at the table with Greg Wathen, president & CEO of Economic Development Coalition Southwestern Indiana. Greg talks about economic development in his hometown Evansville as well as four southwestern Indiana counties as part of the Regional Cities Initiative.

 


Episode 7  |  Heather Williams

Join host Michael Hicks as he sits down with Heather Williams at the table during this episode of THE ROUNDTABLE. Program Manager for Building Better Neighborhoods, Heather talks about the importance of neighborhood engagement and the impact neighborhood associations can have in their communities.

 


Episode 6  |  Stefan Anderson

Host Michael Hicks welcomes retired CEO and chairman of First Merchants Bank, Stefan Anderson as his guest to this episode of THE ROUNDTABLE.  Anderson talks about banking regulation and reform as well as the importance of early childhood education to a local community.

 


Episode 5  |  Bruce Balfour and Michael Fortunato

Guests Bruce Balfour and Michael Fortunato join host Michael Hicks this episode of THE ROUNDTABLE to talk about taking their academic research knowledge base to develop a consulting group that provides economic and community development to rural communities and small-town economies.

 


Episode 4  |  Greg Wathen

Join host Michael Hicks as he sits down with Greg Wathen at the table during April’s episode of  THE ROUNDTABLE. Greg talks about economic development in his hometown Evansville as well as four southwestern Indiana counties as part of the Regional Cities Initiative.

 


Episode 3  |  Emily Wornell

This month on THE ROUNDTABLE the focus is on the challenges rural families face with potential job losses through offshoring and automation.  Rural sociologist, Emily J. Wornell joins host Michael Hicks to talk about a recent vulnerability study she co-authored.


Episode 2  |  Greg Goodnight

How has Kokomo, the “City of Firsts,” successfully transformed after appearing on Forbes’s list of America’s Fastest Dying Towns a decade ago? Find out when host Michael Hicks welcomes to the table Mayor Greg Goodnight.

 


Episode 1  |  Lori Torres

WIPB’s newest monthly program, THE ROUNDTABLE, covers topics on public affairs issues and how they affect the people and places of Indiana. On the inaugural episode host, Michael Hicks welcomes Inspector General, Lori Torres as his guest. Torres talks about the mission, challenges, types of corruption and ethical cases the Indiana Inspector General’s office faces.

 


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About the host

Michael J. Hicks

Host Michael J. Hicks is the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research and Professor of Economics at Ball State University.

Contact: Drop Mike a note with your thoughts and ideas about the show, to mhicks@nullbsu.edu.


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