South Bend on Purpose
South Bend on Purpose
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A podcast about place and belonging hosted by Jacob Titus and Dustin Mix from South Bend, Indiana.
Studebaker Talks: Andrea Cramer | Welcoming Newcomers With Friendship
Andrea Cramer is the founder of Neighbor to Neighbor, a friendship-based network cultivating mutual relationships among the South Bend area’s refugee, immigrant, and non-immigrant communities. Growing up in rural Indiana, she never imagined that she would team up with the ACLU to sue the state BMV as an act of friendship.- - - - -The Studebaker Talks is an annual gathering on a former Studebaker factory floor to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. Our first gathering happened October 8, 2021, with 7 speakers and a sold-out crowd of 250, raising nearly $3,000 for the South Bend Education Foundation.Save the date: Our second gathering is scheduled for October 7, 2022.Speaker submissions will be open during May, and early bird tickets will be available this summer. Join the email list on our website to get notified.
Apr 20, 2022
16 min
Studebaker Talks: Antonius Northern | This Is South Bend and Black Kings Live Here
Antonius Northern is a public servant in the truest sense—whether as an activist, artist, resident, or municipal employee, he has a record of bringing goodness into the city. He is focused on helping the City of South Bend foster a more inclusive economy.- - - - -The Studebaker Talks is an annual gathering on a former Studebaker factory floor to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. Our first gathering happened October 8, 2021, with 7 speakers and a sold-out crowd of 250, raising nearly $3,000 for the South Bend Education Foundation.Save the date: Our second gathering is scheduled for October 7, 2022.Speaker submissions will be open during May, and early bird tickets will be available this summer. Join the email list on our website to get notified.
Apr 20, 2022
13 min
Studebaker Talks: Juan Constantino | Creating a City of Welcome and Belonging
Juan Constantino is the executive director of La Casa de Amistad in South Bend, Indiana. For the inaugural Studebaker Talks, he shared his personal story of immigrating to the United States and finding a sense of purpose here in South Bend.- - - - -The Studebaker Talks is an annual gathering on a former Studebaker factory floor to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. Our first gathering happened October 8, 2021, with 7 speakers and a sold-out crowd of 250, raising nearly $3,000 for the South Bend Education Foundation.Save the date: Our second gathering is scheduled for October 7, 2022.Speaker submissions will be open during May, and early bird tickets will be available this summer. Join the email list on our website to get notified.
Apr 14, 2022
17 min
Studebaker Talks: Kathe Streeter | Practicing Restorative Justice in South Bend Public Schools
Kathe Streeter is the district coordinator of restorative justice and restorative youth leadership at the South Bend Community School Corporation. Using Circle process in her classrooms and meetings, Kathe gives children and adult learners a tool for sharing stories about their lives.- - - - -The Studebaker Talks is an annual gathering on a former Studebaker factory floor to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. Our first gathering happened October 8, 2021, with 7 speakers and a sold-out crowd of 250, raising nearly $3,000 for the South Bend Education Foundation.Save the date: Our second gathering is scheduled for October 7, 2022.Speaker submissions will be open during May, and early bird tickets will be available this summer. Join the email list on our website to get notified.
Apr 14, 2022
15 min
Studebaker Talks: Hon. Andre Gammage | How Can People Pursue Happiness If They Don’t Have Justice?
Magistrate Judge Andre Gammage presides over a variety of civil and criminal matters in the St. Joseph County Circuit Court in South Bend and teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Law. In 2020, he gathered judicial officers, community leaders, and clergy to develop a series of four expungement clinics called "Fresh Start Fridays," and over 400 people showed up at the first clinic.- - - - -The Studebaker Talks is an annual gathering on a former Studebaker factory floor to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. Our first gathering happened October 8, 2021, with 7 speakers and a sold-out crowd of 250, raising nearly $3,000 for the South Bend Education Foundation.Save the date: Our second gathering is scheduled for October 7, 2022.Speaker submissions will be open during May, and early bird tickets will be available this summer. Join the email list on our website to get notified.
Apr 14, 2022
15 min
Studebaker Talks: Kathy Burnette | Building Empathy, One Book at a Time
Kathy Burnette is the owner of Brain Lair Books, a bookstore in South Bend focused on developing empathy and building community with inclusive books. In 2020, The Oprah Magazine included the store in their "125 Black-Owned Bookstores in America That Amplify the Best in Literature." She is on a mission to build empathy, one book at a time.- - - - -The Studebaker Talks is an annual gathering on a former Studebaker factory floor to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. Our first gathering happened October 8, 2021, with 7 speakers and a sold-out crowd of 250, raising nearly $3,000 for the South Bend Education Foundation.Save the date: Our second gathering is scheduled for October 7, 2022.Speaker submissions will be open during May, and early bird tickets will be available this summer. Join the email list on our website to get notified.
Mar 29, 2022
15 min
Studebaker Talks: Joe Molnar | It’s Time to Give Up the Ghost of Studebaker
Joe Molnar is a local demographer and proud 4th generation son of South Bend. He is the author of More People, a podcast and article series about how our city lost 50,000 people in 50 years and what we can do about it. Joe believes that Studebaker was only South Bend's prologue, so it's time to give up the ghost.- - - - -The Studebaker Talks is an annual gathering on a former Studebaker factory floor to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. Our first gathering happened October 8, 2021, with 7 speakers and a sold-out crowd of 250, raising nearly $3,000 for the South Bend Education Foundation.Save the date: Our second gathering is scheduled for October 7, 2022.Speaker submissions will be open during May, and early bird tickets will be available this summer. Join the email list on our website to get notified.
Mar 29, 2022
21 min
Coming up on the podcast: The Studebaker Talks
Last fall, we collaborated with South Bend City Church to host The Studebaker Talks: a gathering of people to listen to stories about South Bend's people, ingenuity, and progress. It was a special night. So starting this week, we're sharing the audio of those talks here on the podcast.And save the date: we're back at Building 112 on October 7, 2022, for the second year of Studebaker Talks!
Mar 28, 2022
1 min
Between Little Girl Blossom and a Grown Woman’s Bloom
This week, guest host Pam Blair is reading "Between" from Groshonda McDonald’s book In The Process and reflecting on what it might be saying about our life together in South Bend.South Bend on Purpose is a podcast about place, belonging, and South Bend co-hosted by Jacob Titus, Dustin Mix, and John Garry. We enjoy conversations with the people who shape our city by practicing their purpose. And read poetry to reflect on our city and our own story in it.New episodes are published every Tuesday morning. For comments and questions about the show, please write to comments @ westsb.com. Thank you for listening.
Sep 14, 2021
9 min
South Bend Embraced Me ft. Karen White
This week, we enjoy a conversation with Karen White, who has devoted over 28 years of service to South Bend as an elected official.We discuss her upbringing on Kenmore and Cherry Streets, how she learned a sense of responsibility to our community, and why we need to visualize the kind of city we want to become.South Bend on Purpose is a podcast about place, belonging, and South Bend co-hosted by Jacob Titus, Dustin Mix, and John Garry. We enjoy conversations with the people who shape our city by practicing their purpose. And read poetry to reflect on our city and our own story in it.New episodes are published every Tuesday morning. For comments and questions about the show, please write to comments @ westsb.com. Thank you for listening.
Sep 3, 2021
1 hr 4 min
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