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What does an entertainment journalist do when he can’t cover events? Seth Johnson talks about his experience learning new skills — including creating radio diaries for Side Effects — during the pandemic. Part 1 of our Move to Include series on how people with disabilities are coping during this nationwide public health crisis. 

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Peace Talks Radio speaks with music documentary director Mary Wharton and writer Bill Flanagan. They’ve collaborated with others to create the documentary called "Jimmy Carter, Rock 'n' Roll President." It looks at how the 39th president’s fondness for music of all kinds really helped drive his successful campaign for president in 1976 and also was in evidence during his presidency as he hosted many great musicians at the White House.

Nimbilasha Cushing

April: This is April (laughter)

 

Nimbilasha: And I’m Nimbi

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20-year-old Luis Vazquez lost his job constructing barricades in March, right before COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. Like tens of thousand of Hoosiers since then, he considered applying for unemployment insurance.

Photo Of The Week - Glass Houses

Jan 21, 2021
Cyndi Holther

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week captures an icy image that the photographer took on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Shipshewana. Cyndi Holther of Sturgis was inspired to take this shot by laying on the cold sidewalk to get just the right angle. To quote her, "Brrr!" She calls the photo "Glass Houses." 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

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Join us on 88.1 WVPE on the evening of MLK Day at 9pm for 'MLK and The Fierce Urgency of Now' from "The Takeaway." Co-hosted by Tanzina Vega of "The Takeaway," Jami Floyd of WNYC, and Brian Lehrer of WNYC, this hour unpacks the implications of the election through the prisms of civil rights and modern-day social justice.

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There is a body of laws that dictates what has to happen in the time between a new president's election and when they take office. More importantly, there’s a host of democratic norms that – if followed – will make the transition a smooth one.

This year, though, many of those norms have been broken.

 

Photo Of The Week - Winter Grazing

Jan 14, 2021
Neil Boston

 

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a snowy pasture. Thanks to Neil Boston who captured this image outside of Bristol on January 3rd. He says he took the photos with a Pixel 5 phone. The picture could be a timeless image. 

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Sid Shroyer

I became immersed in the study of the Holocaust because I took on the responsibility of teaching about the Holocaust to high school students in 2001. It’s a topic, I discovered, that we think we know everything about, and yet, as it turns out we know nothing about.

 

Michiana Chronicles: The Personal Lives Of Science

Jan 7, 2021
Anne Magnan-Park

Science writes its own patients' history. It is data and success-rate driven. Alongside these scientific reports are patients' stories, the personal lives of science. Though   data-oriented, their criteria for success are far more complex than the ones elaborated in the labs and relayed in scientific journals. They are layered stories which narrate access and lack of access to care, as well as trust and distrust in the healthcare system due to social status, race, cultural differences, and history.

Special Programming Monday From 9-10pm On 88.1 WVPE

Jan 7, 2021
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9 PM: "John Lewis: Profile in Peace" 

On July 27, 2020, memorial ceremonies were held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for civil rights icon John Lewis. At that time, Peace Talks Radio offered its platform to capture the tributes, interviews, and speeches that recall the life and legacy of Lewis. Listen Monday, Jan. 11th at 9pm on 88.1 WVPE.

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In a special edition of On Point, we’re trying to understand yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. How we can restore the health of our democracy? Leave a voice message at 617-353-0683.  


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President-elect Joe Biden is addressing the country from Wilmington, Del., Wednesday afternoon.

Georgians voted in two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The races were too close to call in November and now their outcome determines the balance of power in the Senate. One race has been called in Warnock's favor while Ossoff is currently leading in his race against Perdue which remains too close to call as of Wednesday morning. Follow the results live. 

Photo Of The Week - Fresh Snow

Dec 31, 2020
Samuel Lima

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week is entitled "Fresh Snow." The image was taken on December 29th outside Dillon Hall on the campus of Notre Dame by Sam Lima of South Bend. Sam has contributed several great photos here at WVPE since we started our Photo of the Week feature. 

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The snowy weather has had me inside the last couple of weeks, with time on my hands to read.  This is the time of year I often turn to poetry, and as has become my custom in the last few years I want to take my Chronicle from this time of year to share a poem with you.

1 PM - Best of the Best 2020: The Great Indoors

New Year's Eve Programming On 88.1 WVPE

Dec 28, 2020
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1 PM - Best of the Best 2020: Towards a Better World.

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Monday, Dec. 28, 9 PM

A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program.  Hosted for 25 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. The show’s poet laureate, Beverly Burnette, and other members of the Season’s Griot family return with familiar and favorite elements of Griot.

Photo Of the Week- December Sunset

Dec 24, 2020
Melanie Helmuth

There's something about a December sunset. The latest WVPE Photo of the Week features the sunset along the Millrace Canal in Goshen. Thanks to Melanie Helmuth for this image she captured on the evening of December 18th from River Race Drive in Goshen as a flock of geese winged their way through the photo. 

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Christmas Day Programming On 88.1 WVPE

Dec 24, 2020

9 AM to Noon - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites

Heather Curlee-Novak

It is so very cold, and it is so very dark.  The cold seeps into my bones and makes me want to just sit here in my chair with a fuzzy blanket and slippers.  I only have energy to zone out in a book or watch Netflix until my eyes dry out.

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Dec 22, 2020

Photo Of The Week - Goshen College Holiday Lights

Dec 17, 2020
Bob Toews

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our Photo of the Week. Bob Toews of Goshen snapped this photo of the crescent moon framed in the Goshen College entrance on the morning of December 10th as he walked into work. Bob works at the college in the registrar's office. 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

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Anja Niedringhaus / AP File Photo

As a child, I dreamed of greatness. I wanted to be a major league baseball pitcher, but I’d have settled for quarterback on an NFL team. Basketball also attracted me, especially Elgin Baylor and the Los Angeles Lakers. I would have loved to play for the Lakers. Season by season, I practiced these sports with my friends. I possessed some skills. Pitching a rubber baseball against a wall, I could hit the same mark over and over. My football passes were accurate. I was small, but I believed that I would grow bigger.

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