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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 Mirrissa LaMay

Budget proposals by President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan differ drastically. Obama wants to continue funding AmeriCorps, while Ryan wants to zero it out. What do people in Elkhart think about the issue?

Mark Shephard
Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
 Rafael Barahona

Correspondent Mark Shehpard visited Goshen this week and asked, "In your view, and in the view of those people you converse with, how big of a problem is the gender pay gap?"

Mark Shephard
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 2:13 p.m.
 Bruce Yoder

Correspondent Mark Shephard visited New Paris this week and asked, "Now that people are coming out of hibernation, what do you hear them talking about here in southern Elkhart County?"

Mark Shephard
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.
 John Anderson
Posted on March 28, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

What do you think the determining factors will be with regards to Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act) and whether it succeeds or fails?

 Greg Stone
Posted on March 21, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.

Winter 2014 has been hard on us and the economy. Now that spring is in sight, what do you most look forward to doing, and do you think the economy will grow greener with the arrival of the new season?

 Jenai Tittle
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.

Potholes will be priority one in Elkhart County this spring, but there will be other things on the to-do list.

 Tim Vaughn
Posted on March 7, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.

Readers express doubts about Russia and Ukraine.

  Linda Morrow, Ivy Tech nursing student, Bristol
Updated on Feb. 28, 2014 at 5:34 p.m.

Correspondent Mark Shepard asked, "What agenda that would be important to a vast majority of Americans that might convince conservative and liberal leaders to meet in the middle?"

 Kevin Waldschmidt,, Dowagiac, Mich.
Posted on Feb. 21, 2014 at 11:22 a.m.

Correspondent Mark Shephard visited Edwardsburg, Mich., this week and asked, "How has the winter of 2014 shaped your thinking about winter, climate change and global warming?"

 Street Talk February 15, 2014 in Elkhart  Amber Smith
Posted on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

Change is a theme that has been used in recent elections, and now as we ramp up for the 2014 election season it will surely be part of the rhetoric. What other themes would you like to see political candidates at any level address in the months ahead?

Posted on Feb. 7, 2014 at 12:07 a.m.

Correspondent Mark Shephard visited Goshen this week and asked, "How do you feel about the Sochi Winter Olympics about to get underway in the shadow of a war zone with a threat of Islamic terrorism?"

 Rev. Joe Smith is the pastor of Dunlap United Methodist Church in Elkhart.
Posted on Jan. 31, 2014 at 5:16 p.m.

Correspondent Mark Shephard visited Dunlap this week and asked, "What impressions do you have of President Obama’s State of the Union address?"

 Street Talk for Jan. 25 at Cobblestone Crossing in Elkhart Question: In light of recent tragedy at Martin’s Supermarket here at Cobblestone Crossing, how can our community pledge to keep Elkhart strong, and how can we begin to resolve the gun violence problem locally? Alyssa Gerardot, hair stylist, Goshen I think that it should be a little more rigorous to get a gun. I think it should take time. You should investigate who’s getting them, and then also from person to person - the transfer of guns - if my friend wants my gun, and I can just sell it to him like that, I think it should be a little bit stricter than just signing it down to somebody else. Follow-up: How about keeping Elkhart strong? More community - I think the more that everybody is out together would help.
Posted on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

Correspondent Mark Shephard asked, “In light of the recent tragedy at the Martin’s Super Market here at Cobblestone Crossing, how can our community pledge to keep Elkhart strong, and how can we begin to resolve the gun violence problem locally?”

 Street Talk for Jan. 18, 2014 at Elkhart Public Library Question: Gov. Mike Pence delivered his second State of the State speech Tuesday, and he said ìwe are strong people and good people, but we are never stronger than when we work together.î What do you think the people of Indiana could invest more energy in together so that we continue to strengthen the state of the state?   Austin Blue, IUSB student, Elkhart Right now we could invest in creating a dialogue between different-minded people. Iím most familiar with the legislation for HJR-3 right now. I think itís a very important dialogue that needs to go on especially since Indiana is on the national forefront of taking away civil rights from a group of people. I think that itís an important dialogue, and as long as we keep discussing it between all individuals in Indiana, we could really strengthen our collective mindset.
Mark Shephard
Updated on Jan. 17, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.
 Street Talk for January 11, 2014 Location: Bristol Question: What news story have your heard or read about since the beginning of 2014 causes you concern as we move forward?  John Brainard, tire technician, Howe, Ind. The Obamacare - I just need more information on it. Iíve just been reading about in the paper here and there. I donít get home in time to watch the evening news. Follow-up question: What would you like to see happen with Obamacare? Just explain more about it. Follow-up question: Do you think itís a good thing for the country? Iím undecided. I know that itís going to hurt small businesses.
Mark Shephard
Updated on Jan. 10, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.