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Author: Kyle O'Connor

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The South Bend Beat Podcast will dive into all things, people and places South Bend.

We’ll interview local leaders and influencers, allowing listeners to hear about them in a way that’s never been heard before. This includes community leaders, politicians, business owners, entrepreneurs and more.

The South Bend Beat Podcast will also highlight, preview and summarize local events with the help of those that will be, or were, directly involved.

Even if you aren’t from South Bend, listen along to keep up with this city on the rise and the entrepreneurial spirit that goes along with it.
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Kyle is joined by Jarveair Bourn, a South Bend police officer. They talk about how Jarveair got started in the SBPD, his background, what he does on a day to day basis and what the SBPD is doing to curb violence. They wrap up with a round of Answer The Internet.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram    Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Episode 42: Big Perm - U93

Episode 42: Big Perm - U93

2019-12-0800:52:29

Kyle welcomes back Big Perm of U93 for the third time. They talk about Big Perm moving to the afternoon drive-time slot, their experience going over the edge for YSB and wrap up with Big Perm answering the craziest ATI questions yet.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Follow Big Perm on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram     Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle talks with Dominic Parisi. Dominic ran Parisi's Tailor Shop, near Notre Dame, for 30 years. He left Italy at age 20 to come to the United States, arriving by boat at Ellis Island. Dominic talks about growing up in Italy, what it was like to arrive in America at 20 while not speaking any English and how he was drafted for the Vietnam War shortly after arriving in the United States.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
Kyle and Tina preview all the holiday events taking place in South Bend during the month of December.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency Holiday Events   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
Kyle talks with Mayor-elect James Mueller, who will be taking over January 1. They talk about the campaign, his decision to go from Mayor Pete's Chief of Staff to running for Mayor himself and James answers listeners questions from social media. They wrap with some Answer The Internet questions.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle talks with John Nunemaker about his career path. John developed software that he eventually sold to a firm in Silicon Valley. They also talk about John's love of basketball, cold-brew coffee and camping. They wrap up with a round of Answer The Internet.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle talks to Sean Haas, who is running for Mayor for the City of South Bend. They talk about the current issues South Bend is facing, what he would do to resolve them and what made him want to run for Mayor in the first place. They wrap up with a few Answer The Internet questions.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle sits down with Jeff Rea, the President of the South Bend Regional Chamber. They discuss Jeff's love of running, his move from Mayor of Mishawaka to the South Bend Regional Chamber and they wrap up with some Answer The Internet Questions.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Check out the South Bend Regional Chamber Website Find the South Bend Regional Chamber on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Check out Visit South Bend Watch Economic Outlook   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle continues Season 3 with Kareemah Fowler. Kareemah recently moved from City Clerk to CFO of South Bend Schools. They talk about that move, her time as City Clerk and South Bend in general. They wrap up with Kareemah answering a few Answer The Internet questions.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle debuts Season 3 with Paqui Kelly, the Co-Founder of the Kelly Cares Foundation. Paqui is a two-time cancer survivor and the wife of Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly, the other Co-Founder of Kelly Cares. They talk about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, what the rest of the year looks like for Paqui and highlight some upcoming events. And back again, they wrap up with Paqui answering some Answer The Internet questions.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Check out the Kelly Cares Website Find Kelly Cares on Facebook & Instagram Find Kelly Cares Events   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle wraps up Season 2 with Aaron Perri. They discuss Boomer, the multi-talented boom box that you'll see rolling around South Bend this summer. Aaron also talks about why he didn't run for Mayor and what to expect for Best. Week. Ever. this year. As always, they wrap up with Aaron answering some Answer The Internet questions.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Check out the SBVPA Website Find SBVPA on Facebook & Instagram Schedule for Best. Week. Ever. Watch Aaron's Ted Talk   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle discusses the wrapping up of Season 2, along with a couple of the promotions that come with it. He also has Kevin Lawler, owner of Baker & Rose, back on to talk about moving to the old Dainty Maid building and all of the updates that you can expect to see there.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
Kyle is joined by Dr. Steve and Sheena Zent. They own Zent Family Dentistry, located in Downtown South Bend. They discuss their South Bend story, do an Ask Me Anything Dentist Edition and share details for their son Nolan's Menkes March, which takes place on June 8.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Check out the Zent Family Dentistry Website Like Zent Family Dentistry Facebook Sign Up for Nolan's Menkes March   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle and Tina preview local events that are taking place in the South Bend region throughout the summer.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
Episode 29: The Bergamot

Episode 29: The Bergamot

2019-04-2200:46:13

Kyle is joined by Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece of The Bergamot. They are a band out of Brooklyn, NY but they are both from South Bend originally. They talk about winning the Battle of the Bands, their Unity Tour, swapping stories with Lil Jon and whether or not they would want to go 500 years into the future or past.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Check out The Bergamot Website Follow The Bergamot on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Visit The Bergamot YouTube Channel   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle is joined by Ryan Yazel, Pastor of City Engagement of South Bend City Church. Ryan is also the Race Director for the Belly Burst Unrun, which they talk about in detail. Ryan also talks about how he preps for his sermons, the importance of listening to your neighbors and why he would send Mayor Pete to talk to the aliens. If you are reading this, send us (@southbendbeat) a screenshot on Instagram of you listening to the podcast and we'll give you free South Bend Cubs tickets. This is only for the first person to do it.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Sign Up for the Belly Burst Follow the Belly Burst on Facebook   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Episode 27: Big Perm - U93

Episode 27: Big Perm - U93

2019-04-0800:46:14

Kyle is joined by Big Perm of U93. They discuss upcoming events this summer such as Roofsit, the All-Star Game and Party at the Park. They also discuss Big Perms use of social media, how he targets time slots differently and how much money it would take for him to not be able to read. If you are reading this, send us (@southbendbeat) a screenshot on Instagram of you listening to the podcast and we'll give you free South Bend Cubs tickets. This is only for the first person to do it.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   U93 Follow Big Perm on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle and Tina are joined by Leslie Pinson to discuss upcoming Idea Week in South Bend. They cover common questions, highlight a few of the main events and go into detail as to what Idea Week is and who it is for. Leslie also shares what celebrity crush she would want at her funeral and explains why she has a large kitchen knife in her purse. If you are reading this, send us (@southbendbeat) a screenshot on Instagram of you listening to the podcast and we'll give you free South Bend Cubs tickets. This is only for the first three people that do it.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Sign Up For Idea Week Follow Idea Week on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle is once again joined by Chris-Hagstrom Jones, the Director of Media and Promotions for the South Bend Cubs. They discuss the upcoming South Bend Cubs season, going over the calendar of promotions and All-Star information. Chris also gives an update on the Ivy at Berlin Place and tells us whether he would want to know how he's going to die or when he's going to die.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Buy South Bend Cubs Tickets Follow the South Bend Cubs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
Kyle is joined by Kevin Hawkins. They discuss Kevin moving around as his dad played in the NBA, his own playing career at Notre Dame and what made him decide to move back to South Bend after years away. They also discuss Heroes For Literacy, the after school reading program launched by the Hawkins Family Foundation last year.   Show Links South Bend Beat Alpha Dog Agency   Links Follow Kyle on Twitter or Instagram Follow Alpha Dog Agency on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram Follow South Bend Beat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram   Lighting Round Questions KFC Radio: Answer The Internet
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