After taking a break from the show during the summer, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke resumes his weekly 30-minute program. And it should come as no surprise that the topic of this week's show is the newly approved downtown hotel project. 

Just two days after the Evansville city council unanimously voted to approve funding for this project, Mayor Winnecke, along with our guest Ed Hafer, brought us up to speed on what has happened over the past weeks and months, and gave us an idea of what happens next, including a rough timeline for actually beginning construction on the new downtown hotel.

Mayor Winnecke also walks us through the process for acquiring the IU Medical Center in downtown Evansville. You can listen to the entire show below.

Ed Hafer interview - part 1

Ed Hafer interview - part 2

You can hear Wednesdays With Winnecke every Wednesday morning at 8:30am on Newstalk 1280 or online here. Mayor Winnecke has guests on each week to discuss various events, projects, news and happenings for the Evansville area.

By the way, you are always invited to submit a question for Mayor Winnecke. We would love to know what you would like us to talk about. Submit a question/concern here.