Michiana Stories

Michiana Stories: Talking To The "Other"

Aug 13, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

Michiana Peace and Justice Coalition member Lois Clark recalls an encounter with a counter-protester in downtown South Bend.

Michiana Stories can be heard Mondays at 7:45 during Morning Edition and at 4:45 during All Things Considered.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

If you have a Michiana story to share, contact the St. Joseph County Public Library at 574.282.4646 or library@SJCPL.org.

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Peter Smith is a Vietnam War veteran and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at St. Mary's College. He speaks with lifelong activist Lois Clark about the mission of the Michiana Peace and Justice Coalition.

Michiana Stories can be heard Mondays at 7:45 during Morning Edition and at 4:45 during All Things Considered.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.
 

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On this episode of Michiana Stories, three generations of women from a Michiana family share memories of South Bend and the woman who ties them together, late Penn High School teacher Josephine Davis.

Josephine's granddaughter, Emma Smith is a student at Indiana University and an intern at the St. Joseph County Public Library. She is living in South Bend for the first time this summer.

Anne McCollam Pendl is a syndicated columnist and Josephine’s best friend.

Tricia Smith, a realtor and Emma’s mother, grew up in South Bend.

Michiana Stories: Studebaker Part 2

Jul 23, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

From the Studebaker National Museum, Assistant Director Jo McCoy, archivist Andrew Beckman and curator Aaron Warkentin once again join us and discuss how Studebakers outshined other car industries throughout history.

Michiana Stories can be heard Mondays at 7:45 during Morning Edition and at 4:45 during All Things Considered.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

Michiana Stories: Studebaker Part 1

Jul 16, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

On this episode of Michiana Stories, Assistant Director of the Studebaker Museum, Jo McCoy, has a conversation with both the museum’s archivist, Andrew Beckman and the museum’s curator, Aaron Warkentin about the innovation at the museum as well as some of their favorite Studebakers.

Michiana Stories can be heard Mondays at 7:45 during Morning Edition and at 4:45 during All Things Considered.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

Grant Beachy

In this episode of Michiana Stories, we rejoin the conversation with Director Hannah Fischer and rising director Chloe Ilene (EILEEN), this time regarding the inspiration behind one of their favorite performances, Mercy/Shelter.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE and is heard Monday mornings at 7:45, and Monday afternoons at 4:45, on 88.1 WVPE.

Grant Beachy

On this episode of Michiana Stories, Hannah Fischer, founding director of Fischer Dance, speaks with Chloé Ilene, rising director of New Industry Dance, about the rebranding of the company. The conversation was recorded on location at Fischer Dance.

Below is information from a Fischer Dance press release from June 26, 2018.

Fischer Dance bids farewell to founding director Hannah Fischer, announces a new name, and ushers in a new era of contemporary dance in South Bend, Ind.

Michiana Stories: South Bend LGBTQ Center

Jun 25, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

LGBTQ Center employees Tricia McCann and Jamie Morgan talk about the different local events and local resources available in South Bend for the LGBTQ community.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE. It is aired on Monday mornings at 7:45, and Monday afternoons at 4:45, on 88.1 WVPE.

Michiana Stories: Betty & Bob Urbanski

Jun 18, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

An adventurous retired couple reminisces about their experiences of their ongoing 45 years of travel. From dancing to a captain nicknamed ‘Teddy Bear,’ here are a couple of the stories from Bob and Betty Urbanski.

Michiana Stories can usually be heard Mondays at 7:45 during Morning Edition and at 4:45 during All Things Considered. Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.
 

Michiana Stories: Cassie And Carter

Jun 11, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

On this episode of Michiana Stories, Carter, a sixth grade student, speaks with his mother, Cassie, about his dreams to become a paleontologist and to unearth rare dinosaur fossils.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and WVPE and airs Mondays at 7:45 AM and 4:45 PM on 88.1 WVPE.

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Michelle FitzGerald speaks with her husband, Nat, about her decision to quit her job and open Make South Bend, which offers space for artists in the River Park neighborhood of South Bend.

The FitzGeralds are also curators of the Rebel Art Fest.

Michiana Stories airs Mondays at 7:45 AM during Morning Edition and at 4:45 PM during All Things Considered and is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

Music: "Son of Man" by SPACESHIPS (Nat FitzGerald is a member of the band)

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Michelle and Nat FitzGerald are the owners of Make South Bend and curators of the Rebel Art Fest. They talk about their love for the River Park neighborhood of South Bend.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and WVPE and is heard Monday mornings at 7:45, and Monday afternoons at 4:45, on 88.1 WVPE.

Music: "Son of Man" by SPACESHIPS (Nat FitzGerald is a member of the band)

Michiana Stories: VOID

May 21, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

Seth Kirkpatrick, Emilio David, Julilla Baer are three South Bend teens involved with the production of the audio drama, VOID.

Michiana Stories can be heard Mondays at 7:45 during Morning Edition and at 4:45 during All Things Considered.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

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Actors Faryal Sheikh and Mateo Beserra from Stage for Change IUSB perform monologues about prejudice written by anonymous South Bend residents.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

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Christina Brooks is Director of the City of South Bend’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her husband is former Notre Dame and NFL running back Reggie Brooks, who is now the Director of Student-Athlete Alumni Relations and Engagement at the University of Notre Dame. Together, they reflect on moments from their 28-year marriage.

Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

Music: "Rebound" by Kris Brownlee

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