Elkhart County Symphony "Tricks & Treats" October 21st at The Lerner

WVPE invites you to the Elkhart County Symphony Concert Tricks & Treats , Sunday, October 21 st at 4 pm at The Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart. Tricks & Treats features classical selections fitting for the season including Gounod, Bach, Holst, Berlioz and more, conducted by Brian Groner. Costumes are encouraged and there will also be an instrument petting zoo for all ages to try. Doors open at 3, and a photo booth will also be available for fun photos. Click here to order tickets.

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Nuns On A Bus Tour Stops In South Bend

The Nuns on a Bus tour made a stop in South Bend this afternoon. They’re a group of Catholic sisters that travel the country holding rallies about social justice issues. This tour the nuns are focusing on income inequality and the recent tax law changes. Sister Mary Ellen Lacy is one of the nuns. “As Catholic Sisters it’s offensive to us when we see legislation that creates an economy of exclusion or inequality because as our Pope tells us such an economy kills and it violates our sacred vow...

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Anticipation is growing along with the zeroes in the Mega Millions lottery winnings. The prize hit $1.6 billion after no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night.

That's the highest lottery jackpot in history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016.

Mega Millions lead director Gordon Medenica called it "uncharted territory."

Winners who want the money in a lump sum can opt for the cash option of about $905 million.

The next drawing will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 p.m. ET.

The nation's only independent governor — Alaska's Bill Walker — ended his re-election campaign Friday.

Walker threw his support to the Democratic candidate, former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich. The Republican candidate, former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, has been far ahead in polls, but Begich will likely draw closer now.

"Alaskans deserve a competitive race, and Alaskans deserve a choice other than Mike Dunleavy," Walker said.

Lawmakers and world leaders reacted with skepticism following the Saudi government's confirmation Friday evening (ET) of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

According to the Saudi statement, "discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him during his attendance in the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel and a brawl with the citizen/Jamal Khashoggi, resulted in his death." Eighteen Saudi nationals have been arrested as the investigation continues.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:


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Thanks to the Internet, you can buy just about anything online and have it shipped to you in a few days or less.

The process is reminiscent of the early 1900s, when people turned to mail-order catalogs to find things to buy. And — amazingly, for the time — they could even order homes via catalog.

As President Trump came to the big finish at a recent rally, his supporters crowded into the Kansas Expocentre shouted along with his 2016 catchphrase. Voices bounced off the walls saying "we will make America great again" as the Rolling Stones swelled through the sound system.

Given what's going on most days in the headlines, Tahereh Mafi's new novel A Very Large Expanse of Sea — longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature — feels resonant in its somber portrayal of Shirin, a 16-year-old Muslim girl making her way in post 9/11 America. It's a cerebral, impassioned, and zeitgeisty bildungsroman that follows two young people ahead of their time but trapped by a society that strips them of any real power.


The Democracy Test from Truth, Politics and Power

Mondays at 9 PM, October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 12 and 19 The presidency of Donald Trump has sparked a national conversation in America. Is our democracy at risk? “The Democracy Test” will give a broad and diverse national platform to this work. Over the course of six episodes, we’ll examine the fault lines of American democracy. Our guests will bring the kind of expertise needed to understand what is truly unique in this moment of our nation’s history, what brought us here, and what it...

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