71 episodes

A podcast about place and belonging hosted by Jacob Titus and Dustin Mix from South Bend, Indiana.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

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

    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.

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    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.

    • 16 min
    Studebaker Talks: Antonius Northern | This Is South Bend and Black Kings Live Here

    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.

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    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.

    • 13 min
    Studebaker Talks: Hon. Andre Gammage | How Can People Pursue Happiness If They Don’t Have Justice?

    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.

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    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.

    • 15 min
    Studebaker Talks: Kathe Streeter | Practicing Restorative Justice in South Bend Public Schools

    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.

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    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.

    • 15 min
    Studebaker Talks: Juan Constantino | Creating a City of Welcome and Belonging

    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.

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    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.

    • 17 min
    Studebaker Talks: Kathy Burnette | Building Empathy, One Book at a Time

    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.

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    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.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Makes me miss home

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Brilliant

Every South Bend resident should be listening. These are the stories of the people and places driving the city’s resurgence. The podcast expertly weaves together the past, present, and future of South Bend and each episode manages to entertain, inform, and inspire all at once.