Jennifer Weingart

Reporter/Host

Jennifer Weingart is a reporter and All Things Considered host. She holds a degree in broadcasting and journalism from Central Michigan University, prior work experience from WCMU in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. and WDET in Detroit. She likes stories that involve passionate people doing awesome things. Her work is heard on WVPE, the Michigan Public Radio Network, Indiana's regional journalism cooperative and a few times on NPR.

Jennifer believes that Public Radio is where the best stories go to get told.

When she's not chasing a story she can be found listening to NPR podcasts while running, baking recipes off Pinterest, doing something marching band related, or reading anything that stands still long enough. She also enjoys cats, dresses with weird prints, camping and TV shows with quality character development. She is a fantastic whistler.

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The Kids Kingdom playground at Potawatomi Park in South Bend was damaged by a fire that was set in the structure Tuesday night.

The fire is believed to have been set by vandals at about 6:30. Neighbors called 911 and the fire was contained quickly. Part of the structure was compromised by the fire.

The playground will be closed for about two weeks while repairs are made.

There will be a work day on Monday evening from 4 to 6 to repair the damage. Volunteers from the community are welcome.

 

Jack-o-Lantern
Carole Pasquier via Wikimedia Commons

 

Many neighborhoods will be overrun tonight with goblins and ghouls and, the ever popular super hero.

 

Google’s annual ‘Frightgeist’ report on tending Halloween costumes is populated with the usual suspects; witches, clowns and animals. But a lot of the top getups are superheroes and their foes. Wonder Woman, Captain America, Batman, Harley Quinn and more.

There will be new rules about reservation at Michigan State parks starting in November.

The change is a new sliding scale of fees for changes and cancellations based on how long the reservation has been held and the cost of the site per night.

 

Notre Dame Stadium
Jennifer Weingart

 

If you see fighter jets over South Bend Friday and Saturday, don’t be alarmed, they’re Air Force pilots practicing for a flyover at this weekend’s Notre Dame football game.

Four F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets will be doing a ceremonial flyover during pregame activities before the game Saturday afternoon between the ninth ranked Fighting Irish and the 14th ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Kickoff is at 3:30.

Test runs are planned for Friday at around noon, weather permitting.

 

F.C. Reed Middle School
Jennifer Weingart

 

    

Students at Bridgman’s F.C. Reed Middle School are taking a new class this year in science, technology, engineering and math. It’s taught in the district’s new STEM lab.

The STEM lab is housed in what used to be the school’s wood shop. Principal John Truesdell said kids are still getting the chance to create.

 

In the last few days Michiana has gotten between three and six inches of rain. The rain hit as many farmers are harvesting fall crops.

The deluge of rain across the area for the last two days has created some issues for local farmers who still have crops to harvest.

Jeff Burbrink is an agricultural educator with the Purdue Extension Service. He says crops still in the fields could face problems.

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