WVPE Reporter Opportunity

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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Madison STEAM Academy To Host Second Lead Testing Event

A free lead testing event for kids age one to six is going on Thursday at Madison STEAM Academy in South Bend. The city of South Bend, its school district and the South Bend Medical Foundation are continuing toward the goal of making lead testing available to every student under age six enrolled in South Bend Schools, and to their younger siblings. Lead poisoning from soil or lead paint in homes is common among children who live in older housing and can cause learning and disciplinary issues....

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Teaching Ukulele

Apr 4, 2014

Last fall, quite unexpectedly, I became a guitar teacher.  The director of a local music program contacted me and said, Our guitar teacher just left town.  Can you fill in for him?  Next thing I knew I was presented with a roster of seven students, five of whom had never played the instrument before.  And ten days to prepare.

The Soundgarden Of Music

Feb 24, 2014

We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: Kanye West Side Story.

Heard in Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat

Sandwich Monday: The Roman-Style Burger

Feb 24, 2014

During World War II, bun rationing meant that burger joints had to find replacements to hold their ground beef patties.

One of the more creative solutions — using grilled cheese sandwiches — lives on at M Burger in Chicago. It's called the Roman-Style Burger, and it's a secret menu item.

Peter: Why it is called Roman style? Is it because like Gaul, it is divided into three parts?

Miles: We came, we saw, we were conquered.

Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

Feb 24, 2014

My sister Natalie recently had a birthday, and a friend who hates her sent her a packet of Soylent, the powdered meal of the future containing all the boring nutrients we need to live.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president's demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats' opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Here we check some of the arguments made by the president and top Democrats in their response. Trump's Speech Claim 1: Humanitarian and security crisis "There is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border."...

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