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Indiana Democrats Call For Extra Redistricting Hearings So Public Can See Proposed Maps

Indiana Democrats are calling on Republican legislative leaders to hold more public hearings on the state’s redistricting process.

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WVPE Features

You Asked: Will The Pandemic Have Lasting Effects On Child Development?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for many families — and that stress can affect a child’s development, including their language and social skills. Side Effects Public Media recently received questions from audience members through our texting group, the Midwest Checkup , about how the changes wrought by the pandemic may affect child development. To learn more, Side Effects Public Media’s Christine Herman spoke with Elizabeth Norton , assistant professor in the department of...

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Republican state representative Bryan Posthumus has been sentenced to a 15-day jail stay for drunk driving.

Posthumus represents West Michigan’s 73rd District. In April, he flipped his car and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.





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:

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Ellen Stofan and panelists Laci Mosley, Bobcat Goldthwait and Karen Chee. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

The U.S. women's soccer team bounced back in a big way Saturday, beating New Zealand 6-1. The win came after a disappointing and surprising loss to Sweden in the Americans' opening match earlier this week.

Skateboarding is ready for its time to shine at the Tokyo Olympics. Competitors will show off the skills they developed in the streets and skateparks around the world, and the hope is that they attract younger fans to watch the Games.

It's been an interesting ride for the sport that has rebel roots in southern California.

The skatepark on the beach in Venice, Calif., is a mecca for the sport. For decades, the area was known as "Dogtown," with skateboarders coming there to show off their skills, doing acrobatic flips and tricks.


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Peter Ringenberg

After Two Years, Music in the Gardens Returns

On Friday, July 30, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., WVPE is partnering with The History Museum in South Bend to bring you the Whistle Pigs. In the past, tickets for our summer events were free to WVPE members, but this year out of concern for the health of all attendees because of the pandemic, seating is limited with tickets selling for a small fee: $10. Tickets are required and to guarantee admission, now is the time to purchase. Purchase yours tickets now by clicking here . You can show your ticket...

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