Teacher by day and rapper by night, Joe Ruiz, may not have won NPR's Tiny Desk Contest - but it has given him a big break. He and his fellow musicians in Rhymer/Educator will open for Vanilla Ice July 14th at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.

Justin Hicks

Thanks to everyone who came out June 7th to join us at Meet Me on the Island. Check to see if you are featured in any of our many photos.

Just in time for the Meet Me on the Island season, WVPE is thrilled to present Four Winds as our partner in bringing you the 2019 Entertainment Series. 

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Slideshow of images from Elizabeth Warren's campaign stop June 5th at the RV/MH Hall of Fame. 

Wednesday at 8pm 

Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right? That is the theme Wednesday night on "This American Life" at 8pm on 88.1 WVPE. 


"Big Picture Science" Tuesday at 8pm

Our often simplistic view of animals ignores their remarkable adaptive abilities.  Stumbly sloths are in fact remarkably agile and a vulture’s tricks for thermoregulation can’t be found in an outdoors store. 

Our ignorance about some animals can even lead to their suffering and to seemingly intractable problems.


Wild Rose Moon

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9 PM

Hello World!  Here comes Jigjam, an award-winning quartet originating from Ireland with a passion for Americana and Bluegrass tunes. They’ll join host, George Schricker, for a discussion of their beginnings and a fine rendering of some of their great songs.  The band features Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan, Daithi Melia, and Gavin Strappe and all are on hand for the lively and fun conversation.  You’ll soon hear why Folk Words called them “an unadulterated display of accomplished musicianship, skill, and talent.” 


All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too. 

Over the course of five years producers working with the Public Radio Exchange gathered stories of surviving members of Delta Company, a Vietnam-era paratrooper unit. Over the course of the last two years it turned from a book into a radio story. 

St. Mary's College Is Offering Summer Camps For Girls

May 24, 2019
St. Mary's College

WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of summer day camps for girls at St. Mary’s College.

Camps focusing on fine arts, fashion, forensics, sports, self-esteem and spirituality take place in late June and throughout July.

Campers get to live in the residence halls and eat in the dining halls at St. Mary’s.  

More information about the camps is available here:


April Lidinsky

If you had to draw a map of your community, what would it look like? Or, a map of your life?  Maps are descriptive, impressionistic, and interpretive.  As cartographers from time immemorial have known: You can’t draw all the things.  So, what would you draw, in an atlas of What Matters to You? Maybe, you’d draw a map of your favorite dog walks, or one of special places to drink coffee or cocktails? Or, maybe an atlas of turning-point moments in your life that shimmer in your heart’s memory.

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Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9 PM

Neuroscientists and gerontologists see evidence that people become more vulnerable to financial exploitation as they age. Con artists, fraudsters, even family, friends and caregivers take money from seniors and abuse their trust.

Sid Shroyer

From the group photo taken at the end of our tour, it’s hard to tell the Americans from the Germans, in the parking lot before we got on the bus and they went back to work.     

Manning, Kor Head The 2019 Class Of Indiana Living Legends

May 16, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Holocaust survivor Eva Kor of Terre Haute head the Indiana Historical Society's 2019 class of Living Legends.