Episode 18: Love It or Hate It – Region Rats and Northwest Indiana

The eighth episode of Season 2, Episode 18 of Defending Indiana, went live on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, and featured the Mayor of the city of Hammond, IN, Thomas M. McDermott, JR.

We talked about the origins of the term “Region Rat” which is used to describe the residents of Northwest Indiana. While this term is somewhat controversial, the City of Hammond decided to embrace it with the creation of 219 Day as a way to celebrate the pride of the region and everyone who grew up with a 219 area code. Love or hate the phrase, we talk all things Region Rat on this episode of Defending Indiana.

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