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WVPE is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic reporter to join our newsroom. If you're a great writer with a passion for public radio journalism, this job could be for you. Experience with audio equipment, on-air hosting, and broadcast news is preferred. Apply through the Elkhart Community Schools .

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Elkhart PD 94 Percent White In 66 Percent White Town

The Elkhart Police Department is 94 percent white in a town that was 66 percent white in the last census. Demographic information obtained through an access to information act request shows out of 137 officers in the department 116 are white men and 14 are white women. There are six black men and one man listed as ‘middle eastern.’ There are no women of color in the department. There are no hispanic or latinx (LAH-teen-ex) officers in the department. At the time of the 2010 census the city...

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In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

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David Braithwaite was standing next to his pickup truck Thursday in a parking lot outside the Cumberland County health center in Carlisle, Pa.

He's a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.

Braithwaite said he and another chaplain minister to truck drivers, homeless people and anyone else who needs help at the truck stop seven days a week.

Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills into law that weaken voter initiatives to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers. Republican legislators passed the initiatives into law in September to prevent them from going on the ballot. That allowed them to extensively amend the measures.

Got Rats? Join The Club

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East coast residents are seeing rats in new places. On Cape Cod in Massachusetts, rats have moved from dumpster denizens to household pests.

For people like Mike Travers, an exterminator with EcoGeek pest control, this means that business is booming. While no one's counting the rats up and down the east coast, Travers says he's seen a definite uptick in the Cape's population over the past five years. These days, he says his company goes out multiple times a day to address rat problems at peoples' homes.

Create and star in a blockbuster hip-hop musical, and you get to do pretty much anything you want. For Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright and composer behind Hamilton and In the Heights, that means starring in the sequel to a hallowed Disney classic.

An estimated 20 percent of Hoosiers smoke – one of the highest smoking rates in the country. Anti-smoking groups say the state could to more to prevent addiction. A new report finds Indiana spends 10.2 percent of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended amount.

For nearly two weeks in September, developers who created apps for Facebook were able to access user photos that they should never have been allowed to see, the social media company announced Friday.

Up to 6.8 million users may have been affected, Facebook says.

The "bug" affects users who gave permission to a third-party app to access their Facebook photos. Normally, that would only include photos that someone actually posted to their timeline.

A years-old Disney trademark on the use of the phrase "Hakuna Matata" on T-shirts has stirred up a new debate among Swahili speakers about cultural appropriation.

Episode #1851

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Ball State Sees 28 Percent Test Optional College Applications

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More than a quarter of high school students who hope to join Ball State University in the fall of 2019 are submitting applications without standardized test scores.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, this is the first year SAT or ACT scores are optional for admission to the Muncie school.

When Ball State announced in July it would become a “test-optional” university, it wasn’t the first Indiana college to do so.  But it was the largest public university on the list.

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WVPE Special Programming For The Holidays

Fri Dec 21, 2018
10pm – 12am Paul Winter Solstice Concert Celebration
Celebrate the return of the sun with an encore performance recorded in the world’s largest Gothic cathedral . Musicians include gospel singer Theresa Thomason, multi-instrumentalist and singer Arto Tunçboyaciyan and double reed wizard Paul McCandless. Hear the American Performance Premiere of the Grammy-winning suite MIHO with The Paul Winter Consort: Eugene Friesen, Paul Sullivan, Eliot Wadopian, Jamey Haddad,...

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