State Health Commissioner Kris Box says the peak of Indiana’s COVID-19 infections is still more than two weeks away. Box says it’s difficult to tell how many Hoosiers may become infected with the novel coronavirus. But she says, based on forecasting models from other states and other countries, that peak is likely after the governor’s “Stay-At-Home” order is currently set to expire. “We–we expect that peak to be, coming sometime mid- to late-April,” Box says. As of Friday, the state...
Late Friday the St. Joseph Co. Police Dept. released information indicating that 9 officers are now quarantined.
The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program in St. Joseph County is moving forward creatively in the era of COVID-19. A "virtual" swearing-in ceremony was held to get new volunteers into the program. The swearing-in ceremony would typical happen in person under more normal circumstances.
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WVPE Station Manager, Anthony Hunt, talks about the vital role your local NPR station plays during this pandemic and how you can help the entire community during these unprecedented times by keeping public radio strong. Please watch his video message.
There is no program that is probably more of a signature for a local NPR station than Morning Edition. When our long-time host, Michael Linville, stepped down from the position last month to join WVPE's underwriting team, it created a unique opportunity for a new voice to join our staff. Tony Krabill has stepped up to host Morning Edition in the interim and does a terrific job. But Tony is looking to set his alarm clock a little later than 3am moving forward. So if you're a morning person,...
NPR's Tiny Desk Contest
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...