— At noon today on yakimaherald.com, business reporter Mai Hoang joins host Mike Faulk to discuss the effort that went into producing “Our Industrious Valley,” a two-week series of stories on the major employers in the Yakima Valley.

During each Open Mike segment, Faulk speaks with a Herald-Republic staff member to hear his or her perspective on a particular newsworthy event or an aspect of the newsroom operation. Each segment will be available by noon Wednesday at yakima herald.com.

Viewers can contact Faulk directly at mfaulk@yakimaherald.com.

if they have feedback or suggestions for a show topic. They can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Mike_Faulk.