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(ALAN MBATHI/IPB NEWS)

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with each candidate to discuss the race's big issues.

Join NPR For Trivia Tonight

Sep 30, 2020
https://nprlifekittrivia092020.nprpresents.org/

Welcome to NPR's trivia night in the time of COVID-19. We'll gather around screens to do what we do best: NERD OUT. COMPETITIVELY. (But it's all in good fun, folks.)

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Ken Smith

For about twenty years my office has been behind the last door at the east end of a very long hallway located on the third floor of a university building in South Bend. The hallway walls are more or less white, and the many office doors are a pale wood grain. There’s not much art to speak of there, and when office doors are closed no natural light enters the space for many, many, many yards. There’s no window in the east section of the hallway, no window in the central section, and just the one large window at the end of the west section.

Jeanette Davis

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week comes from along the St. Joseph River at Riverfront Park in Niles, Michigan. Jeanette Davis of Niles captured this image of a bee on a flowering plant near the water on September 14th.

With the onset of autumn, please consider sharing your images with us as you snap a shot of the changing colors. 

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Elkhart County Symphony Names New Conductor

Sep 24, 2020
https://www.elkhartsymphony.com/

The Elkhart County Symphony announced it has named a new conductor.

(Justin Hicks/IPB News)

Indiana residents must be registered to vote 29 days before each election. What do you need on Election Day? What do you need to register to vote? Can you vote if you’re homeless? We’re answering your questions submitted through the Indiana 2020 Two-Way. 

Photo courtesy of Goshen College

Photo Of The Week - Humming Along

Sep 17, 2020
Debbie Ray

Another hummingbird photo is the pick for WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.   Thanks to Debbie Ray of South Bend for this image. Debbie says she has been in self-quarantine since March. She only sees neighbors and a few friends occasionally so she says she has "adopted these little guys." She took this picture as a hummingbird visited the bird feeder on her balcony on the south side of South Bend on September 5. She says the presence of the hummingbirds helps to make life more bearable for her during the pandemic. 

Photo provided

PHOTO GALLERY: Images Outside Notre Dame Stadium On A Home Opener Like No Other

Sep 13, 2020
Justin Hicks/WVPE

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Associated Press and other news organizations and publishers have no digital images from Saturday’s Notre Dame home game against Duke because of the school’s COVID-19 restrictions. Notre Dame did not allow independent photojournalists on the field or in the stands to photograph its opening game. The school used three photographers it employs to shoot images that will be uploaded to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s website.

"Summer Of Racial Reckoning: Episode 3" Airs Monday, Sept. 28th At 9pm On 88.1 WVPE

Sep 11, 2020
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September Is Hunger Action Month

Sep 11, 2020
Logo provided courtesy of Food Bank of Northern Indiana

Photo Of The Week - Rainbows Over Tippecanoe Place

Sep 10, 2020
Sam Lima

The skies over South Bend provided a stunning backdrop for WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.   Sam Lima of South Bend captured this image of rainbows over Tippecanoe Place on August 27, 2020. Built by Clem Studebaker from 1886-1889, Tippecanoe Place is an iconic South Bend landmark. 

 We'd love to see what you are taking pictures of. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Michiana Chronicles: Leave The Fire

Sep 4, 2020
Anne Magnan-Park

Distance has been the longest-running theme in my life. I don’t look for it, but, somehow, distance manages to find me. Long-distance marriage, long-distance relationships with my extended family across continents, long-distance connection with my first language of expression and culture, and now, like many of us, socially-distant relationships with our geographically not-so distant, local friends and co-workers.

Photo Of The Week - Losing Daylight

Sep 3, 2020
Shannon Smith

Sunset over Big Chapman Lake near Warsaw caught the eye of Shannon Smith recently. She captured this image on August 29th. The sunsets will be happening earlier and earlier now that September is here. The official start of fall happens Sept. 22nd.

We'd love to see what you are taking pictures of. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

WVPE Welcomes New On-Air Staff

Sep 3, 2020
Peter Ringenberg

WVPE is welcoming two new hires to our on-air staff.

A new program lineup on 88.1 WVPE and on WVPE NEWS2 went into effect September 5th. 

Monday, August 31, 2020 at 9 PM

This year's Democratic and Republican conventions looked different than in years' past due to social distancing considerations. Nevertheless, they were still largely coronation ceremonies for the presumptive nominees.

Michiana Chronicles: A Pennsylvania Farm Boy In Elkhart

Aug 28, 2020
Andrew Kreider

Paul Gingrich was for many years my neighbor here in Elkhart.  He and his wife Anne were world-travelers with vast experience and influence in places all across North America and around the world.  But in spite of all that, to me Paul was always still a farm boy from Pennsylvania with simple tastes and a huge heart.  Paul loved nothing more than to go out for breakfast at McDonalds – I could not tell you how many Egg McMuffins I saw that man eat.  And never was there a happier day than when Paul discovered that Dairy Queen had invented a new drink. 

(Samantha Horton/IPB News)

Japanese IndyCar driver Takuma Sato took the checkered flag to win the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. But instead of the roar of the crowds to celebrate the moment, it was just the humming of engines.

Photo Of The Week - Hummingbird In Flight

Aug 27, 2020
Donna Hemmig

You've got to be quick to capture a good image of a hummingbird. Donna Hemmig of Plymouth was just that on August 12th when she took this picture on the deck at her home. It's a great nature shot for our latest WVPE Photo of the Week. 

We'd love to see what you are taking pictures of. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Courtesy of Brain Lair Books

Throughout the month of September, Brain Lair Books in South Bend is hosting multiple online events entitled “Hope!: A Virtual Series of Conversations with Authors about Facing Challenges and Overcoming.” 

Heather Curlee Novak

Unless you live under the proverbial rock, what I am about to say should spark recognition: “Nailed it!!”  Do you know it?  This current standard in our ‘Pinworthy’ You Tube Social Media World should make you cringe or smile.  “Nailed it!” is the recognition that what we see, what we attempt, and what we actually create….do not match.  (Google the phrase when you need a belly laugh.)  If you were a gymnast, “nailing it” would indicate mastery and perfection.  Shall we imagine together that it originated in carpentry? 

Photo Of The Week - Gone Fishin'

Aug 20, 2020
Mike Hudson

The early mornings are starting to have a fall feel in Michiana. Thanks to Mike Hudson for capturing an image that depicts that for our latest WVPE Photo of the Week. Mike sent us a photo of someone fishing out on a boat around 7:30 Wednesday morning on Worster Lake at Potato Creek State Park near North Liberty. You can see the mist and fog clearing above the water. 

We'd love to see what you are taking pictures of. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Happy National Radio Day! What better way to celebrate than by showing your support of public radio and WVPE. 

GREGORY SHAMUS / GETTY IMAGES

I recall shopping at my local grocery store back in late March when the seriousness of the coronavirus was first becoming obvious to everyone. I pushed my cart into the paper products aisle to discover: no toilet paper! Another shopper was already surveying the empty shelves. He looked at me and asked, in disbelief, “What does toilet paper have to do with the pandemic?”

Photo Of The Week - Sunrise Reflection

Aug 13, 2020
Tamisyn Grantz

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week comes from South Bend as the sun was rising and being reflected on the water. Thanks to Tamisyn Grantz of South Bend for capturing this image. Tamisyn took the photo on Monday, Aug 3rd on the south side of South Bend. 

We'd love to see what you are taking pictures of. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Reimagining The Economy

Aug 10, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9 PM

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