Special Programming

Here is a list of special programs that air Monday nights at 9  and at other times outside of our normal schedule.

Mondays at 9 PM, October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 12 and 19

Indiana Senate Debate

Oct 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7 PM

Watch a live stream of the debate between candidates for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat; Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly; his Republican challenger, for State Representative Mike Braun, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton. The debate will also air live on 88.1 WVPE.

James Doyle / NPR

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

krpoliticaljunkie.com

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9 PM

As the 1968 presidential candidates left their conventions and moved into the general election, the nation was watching to see what would happen.  Would Richard Nixon, the Republican, hold onto his lead and become the 37th president?  Could Hubert Humphrey, the Democrat, unite the party in time to give himself a chance to win?  And what role would George Wallace, the candidate of the American Independent Party, have?  Could he get enough votes to throw the election into the House?

Some RESPECT for Aretha

Sep 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9 PM

Aretha Franklin's over 6 decade career is recalled by music documentarian Paul Ingles and a panel of music writers and commentators in the wake of Aretha's August 2018 passing at the age of 76.

Featured in the program are 20 of Aretha's legendary performances and commentary from Ann Powers of NPR Music, Writer and educator Rob Bowman, writer Ashley Kahn, writer and musician John Kruth, and public radio host Gwen Thompkins. 

1968: 50 Years Later - Part 2: A Party Divided

Aug 24, 2018
Bettman/CORBIS

Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9 PM

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus.

APM Reports: Order 9066

Aug 3, 2018
APM Reports

Monday, Aug. 6, 13, and 20, 2017 at 9 PM

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten “relocation” camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of them were American citizens.

Capitol Steps

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9 PM

Okay, we're behind on celebrating Indepence Day. But it's never too late to laugh with the Capitol Steps. If there’s anything both sides can agree on, it’s that we all could use a good laugh.

Death, Sex And Money: Manhood, Now

Jul 6, 2018
WNYC

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9 PM on WVPE News2 - Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9 PM on 88.1 WVPE

Making Obama

Jun 5, 2018
WBEZ, Chicago

Monday, June 11 & 18, 2018 at 9 PM

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.

David Kennerly / Getty Images

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9 PM

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus.

Royal Wedding Airs Live On WVPE News2

May 17, 2018
BBC

Saturday, May 19, 2018 6-9 AM

WVPE will air the BBC World Service's live coverage of the Royal Wedding. Nuala McGovern hosts the broadcast of nuptial festivities of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Coverage includes the Royal Wedding and the Wedding Parade.

Coverage starts at 6 AM EDT on WVPE News2.

New Intelligence Squared Debates

May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14 & 21, 2018 at 9 PM

May 14: Bitcoin is more than a bubble and is here to stay.

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7 PM

The candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Donnelly meet to debate one last time before the May 8 Primary Election. Former State Rep. Mike Braun faces off against U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita.

The debate sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission takes place at the studios of WFYI in Indianapolis and is moderated by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz.
 

Innovation Hub

Apr 30, 2018

Monday, April 23 & 30, 2018 at 9 PM

In conjunction with Idea Week at The Unviersity of Notre Dame, WVPE brings two extra broadcasts of Innovation Hub, which can also be heard Sundays at 9 AM on WVPE News2.

Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. Hosted by Kara Miller, the show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.

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