South Bend

Bike Michiana Coalition

 

Bike to work week in Michiana is coming to a close. Organizers say it has been successful despite some wet weather early on.

Bike to Work Week Michiana did have to move there usual South Bend pancake breakfast from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Karen Haun is on the board for the Michiana Bike Coalition. She said the week is a great chance for biking co-workers to form groups.

The St. Joseph County Child Fatality Review Team held its annual public meeting Wednesday in South Bend. The year’s number of deaths reinforce the Review Team’s thoughts on the dangers of co-sleeping with infants.
 

The Review Team of Saint Joe County saw a total of 27 deaths for infants under a year old in 2017, ten of which were caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.
 

Vice President of Women’s Care Center Jenny Hunsberger says the center is not political, and known to be a “stabilizing force” in the community.
 

She said the issue at hand is false information being disseminated in connection to a controversial zoning request for a new Women’s Care Center Office, to be next door to Whole Woman’s Health Alliance proposed non-surgical abortion clinic.
 

Trippin'

May 11, 2018
Jeanette Saddler-Taylor

Oh good, you’re here. Please come and sit down so that I can show you the 2713 (According to mathematician Larry, that’s a prime number.) pictures that I took on my recent trip. What? This is radio, and you can’t see them and thus are spared from this “opportunity.” Well then, a thousand words, give or take, will have to suffice.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

St. Joseph County Public Library

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

The City of South Bend will kick-off a four-day workshop on Sunday, seeking resident input in creating a vision for the Portage and Elwood Neighborhood Center.


The sessions will be held at the Near Northwest Neighborhood building. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts of what the biggest needs in the area are with city designers.
 

The City of South Bend will kick-off a four-day workshop on Sunday, seeking resident input in creating a vision for the Portage and Elwood Neighborhood Center.


The sessions will be held at the Near Northwest Neighborhood building. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts of what the biggest needs in the area are with city designers.
 

The City of South Bend will kick-off a four-day workshop on Sunday, seeking resident input in creating a vision for the Portage and Elwood Neighborhood Center.


The sessions will be held at the Near Northwest Neighborhood building. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts of what the biggest needs in the area are with city designers.
 

The City of South Bend will kick-off a four-day workshop on Sunday, seeking resident input in creating a vision for the Portage and Elwood Neighborhood Center.


The sessions will be held at the Near Northwest Neighborhood building. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts of what the biggest needs in the area are with city designers.
 

The University of Notre Dame

 

Over 10 days and more than 30 events The University of Notre Dame executed their first ‘Idea Week.’ Now that it’s over organizers are looking forward to next year.

Around 16 thousand people went to at least one event during Idea Week.

Things like the McCloskey New Venture Competition, or talks by Daymond Johns and Adam Savage, concerts from The Chainsmokers and Itzhak Perlman.

Nick Swisher is the director of communications at the Idea Center. He said they were glad to see the local residents at the events.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

Paving season is officially underway in South Bend. The city’s Department of Public Works today released its list of projects for the year.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg said the city would like residents to be informed of when paving will take place, and besides releasing the scheduled work dates, they will also launch an interactive website in the next

  few days that will track work progress. Streets set to be paved include Ironwood Drive and Western Avenue.

 

Jennifer Weingart

 

The South Bend Police Department is adding body cameras to all its patrols.

South Bend’s Police Department has already started using body cameras. About 35 have been out since the beginning of the year. By June all 170 patrols will have a camera.

“This is about mutual accountability," said Chief Scott Ruzskowski. "It’s not just the officers, it’s the people that the officers are dealing with.”

Barb Anguiano / WVPE

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County broke ground today on the construction of four new houses in South Bend ahead of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

 

The four homes will be built on a plot of land known as the Shetterley Triangle, which is bounded by California, Woodward and De Maude avenues in the Near Northwest Neighborhood.

 

The University of Notre Dame

 

A senior from South Bend Adams High School is competing today in the national Shakespeare competition in New York City.

A few days before competition Tiana Mudzimurema is still getting direction from her coach Christy Burgess.

“But imagine that you’re seeing that muse and like ‘come to me muse’ right?” “Oh I thought I was angry because it went away.” “Yeah but you’re saying…”

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