Dylan Peers McCoy/WFYI News

Two Indiana Charter Schools Are Competing To Buy A Building In South Bend For $1

Two charter schools are competing to buy an elementary building in South Bend under a controversial Indiana law that forces districts to sell or lease closed schools for $1.

Read More


Aaron Nichols

'The Sauce' Episode 3: Aaron Nichols, Danny Lerman, Desarae Dee

'The Sauce' with host Dawn Burns is back for the program's May installment. Enjoy this one-hour monthly radio broadcast focusing on the arts, music and culture in the Michiana area. Celebrate the vibrant and flavorful melting pot of local and regional talent. The Sauce i s produced by Karl Smith (J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd power ) . On Monday May 10th at 9:00pm hear from Executive Director of the South Bend Civic Theatre Aaron Nichols ; South Bend saxophonist, composer and producer Danny Lerman ...

Read More

Now that the FDA has expanded its emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, allowing it to be used for kids 12-15, the whole thing gets kicked over to the CDC’s advisory council on Wednesday.

The Advisory Council on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has scheduled an emergency meeting for Wednesday to talk about best practices, or “clinical considerations and implementation” for getting this vaccine to kids.

If Line 5 is still pumping petroleum through the Straits of Mackinac on Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has notified Enbridge Energy, she will consider all resulting profits to be property of the state of Michigan.

Dylan Peers McCoy/WFYI News

Two charter schools are competing to buy an elementary building in South Bend under a controversial Indiana law that forces districts to sell or lease closed schools for $1.

In February, I decided to leave my town of Flint, Mich., and travel to my home country of Ethiopia to work on a potential mental health research partnership for a few months — and visit my family, whom I hadn't seen since before the start of the pandemic. Cases seemed very stable both in Michigan and in Addis Ababa. Considering I take public health measures seriously and do not have much job-related exposure, I figured I would have a safe trip.

You may have already noticed it, but yes, many things you need or love have gotten more expensive. A lot more expensive.

Consumer prices surged 4.2% in April from the depressed levels of a year earlier when the global economy was hit hard by the coronavius pandemic, according to the Labor Department on Wednesday.

That was the largest 12-month increase since a 4.9% increase in September 2008, in the depths of the Global Financial Crisis, the Labor Department added.

Prices rose 0.8% on a monthly basis.

Tina Turner doesn't need anybody's validation to hold her place in rock and roll history, but she's now been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She joins 12 others in what the organization calls the most diverse list of inductees in the its 36-year history.

Joining Turner among the performers in the main class of 2021 inductees are Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Jay-Z, The Go-Go's and Foo Fighters. The full list of inductees, which includes those named in categories like "Early Influence" and "Musical Excellence," is below.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2021 WUSF Public Media - WUSF 89.7. To see more, visit WUSF Public Media - WUSF 89.7.

As a rapper, the Twin Cities-based artist Matt Allen goes by Nur-D – and the name kind of fits. "It's something embedded into my soul," Allen tells Morning Edition. "Comics, Dungeons & Dragons, professional wrestling...."

His positive music has made him one of the most popular artists in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. But, when George Floyd was murdered by a former Minneapolis police officer a year ago this month, Nur-D's life took a new turn.

Sayer Ji is a 48-year-old proponent of what he calls natural medicine.

"My parents didn't know about natural medicine, so it really wasn't until I was 17 that I learned some basic principles of nutrition and self care," he told attendees at a recent virtual conference. "I was liberated from needing pharmaceutical medicines."

Ji was also there promoting his website, full of natural remedies and reams of anti-vaccine misinformation. He sells subscriptions for anywhere from $75 to $850 a year.