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Michael Linville Signs Off As 'Morning Edition' Host To Accept New Role At WVPE

WVPE's Michael Linville announced on February 24th that it would be his final morning as 88.1's host of Morning Edition. Since August of 2003 Michael has been "the voice" of your local mornings here on Michiana's NPR station. So after 16+ years of getting up in the middle of the overnight hours to be in at work ready to go on the air at 5am, Michael is moving on to a new challenge as an Underwriting Account Executive at WVPE. Here are some comments from Michael as he looks forward to his new...

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Monday At 9pm On 88.1 WVPE: Ida B. Wells' Battle To Uncover The Truth

Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcame death threats and published widely in her quest to document the domestic terrorism against African Americans that came to be known as lynching. Ida Wells published the first major study of that crime. A close associate of Frederick Douglass, she helped to found the NAACP and advocated the right to vote for women and black Americans. Her amazing...

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Craigslist is a bit of an anomaly on the rapidly changing Internet. While other sites are constantly tweaking, testing new designs, finding new ways to gather data, Craigslist is remarkable for its stability.

A typical city's page looks roughly the same today as it did 15 years ago.

Despite worrisome new outbreaks in Iran, Italy and South Korea, the coronavirus disease called COVID-19 is not currently a pandemic, the World Health Organization said today.

In fact, there are some encouraging trends, especially in Hubei Province, where most of the cases have been reported.

The epidemic there appears to have plateaued in late January and is continuing on a good trajectory. Dr. Bruce Aylward led a WHO trip to China with a scientific delegation that just concluded. On Sunday, he told reporters in Beijing that trend is real.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, about how to plan for a coronavirus pandemic.

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Some rural Oregonians are so frustrated by Democratic politics they want to leave the state.

But not by moving elsewhere.

Instead, a group is seeking to change the map itself, so that most of Oregon and a chunk of Northern California would break off and join Idaho, a Republican-majority state. "Move Oregon's Border For a Greater Idaho" succeeded in getting petitions approved for circulation in two rural Oregon counties this month.

Immigrants are learning what the Trump administration's public charge rule means for them. The rule, which takes effect today, makes it harder to get green cards if applicants use public benefits.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

President Trump spoke to over 100,000 cheering Indians at a rally in Ahmedabad, India. He then traveled to the Taj Mahal before overnighting in the capital New Delhi.

For non-critical coronavirus patients, China has built mass quarantine centers. But critics say these may not be a good idea, as they may put healthy and infected people in the same place.

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A resolution passed by in the House Monday would honor those killed or injured at work. It would formally recognize April 28 as Workers Memorial Day.

Members of the United Steelworkers and AFL-CIO spoke in support of the resolution to promote workplace safety awareness. So did Samantha Hogue-Figgs, a Fort Wayne resident whose daughter was killed in a factory accident. 

“I feel like I had to take my pain and turn it into purpose,” she says.


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Musical Arts Indiana Presents 'Do You Hear The People Sing? Songs Of Stage & Screen' On Feb. 29

WVPE is a media sponsor of Musical Arts Indiana which will bring young voices to the stage at LangLab in South Bend on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29. LangLab is located at 1302 High Street, South Bend, IN. The event which starts at 7:30pm will feature Broadway and and opera stages. Music from Les Miserables , Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Godspell, Lord of the Rings and The Polar Express will be featured. As for opera, choruses by Puccini, Bizet, Mascagni and Verdi will be performed....

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NPR's 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Is Now Taking Entries

NPR has announced that the annual Tiny Desk Contest is now taking entries. In 2014, NPR launched the Tiny Desk Contest: a nationwide search to find the next great undiscovered musician to come play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR. Winners also go on tour with NPR Music, in partnership with NPR Member stations across the country. Previous winners have gone on to sign to major labels, perform across the world and even win Grammy awards. And while there is only one yearly grand prize winner, every...

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