Social Media, La Porte County, and the new Porter Regional Hospital Highlight this Week’s “Region Tweets” Segment

By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: August 8, 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 - 2:12: What have people been posting about on social media? La Porte County is having a ton of activities like the La Porte Triathlon, Boat Race, and the Taste of Michigan City were highlights this past weekend. We were able to highlight a rescue mission where lifeguards and racegoers teamed up to successfully save a boy who was unable to get back to shore. 
2:13 - 3:39 : Chris and Tavis talk about the overwhelming community support with fundraisers and outreach for the Maule family, who have suffered from a recent tragedy.  
3:40 - 6:02: The Lake County Fair has had a great start so far and it is interesting to see the Lake County Fair connecting to the agricultural roots from the fair's history. The new Porter Regional Hospital has also been heavily discussed online this past week. 
6:03 - 7:26: Tavis asks Chris about the new section on the ValpoLife, PortageLife, and LaPorteCountyLife, which is "Voices". The IIMM team is looking for the community to share their Voice and weigh in on some more meaty topics affecting Northwest Indiana in a positive light. 
7:27 - 8:05: Chris teases a contest we'll be doing where one lucky social media expert in the area will land a position working for one of the bigger companies in Northwest Indiana. Stay tuned!