PRX & Best of the Best: The 2019 Third Coast Festival

The Third Coast International Audio Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast, featuring the winners of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation competition. In this four-part special, host Gwen Macsai presents the top audio stories of the year — and dives deep with some of the producers for a behind-the-scenes look at making beautiful stories in sound.

Christmas Programming On 88.1 WVPE

Nov 27, 2019
Elkhart Civic Theatre

A Christmas Carol Presented By the Elkhart Civic Theatre in a special taping on Dec. 5 is set to air on 88.1 WPVE on Dec. 24 at 8 PM and Dec. 25 at 1 PM.

Hanukkah Programming On 88.1 WVPE On Dec. 23

Nov 27, 2019
Courtesy of Amelia Wolf

Hanukkah Lights 2019 will air at 9pm.

This NPR favorite returns with all new Hanukkah stories. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Your Backyard Could Help Migrating Birds Survive

Nov 26, 2019
Seth Tackett/WTIU

Purdue University researchers say migratory bird populations are going down because of climate change and habitat loss — but urban and suburban Hoosiers can help. 

Jessica Outcalt is a PhD candidate through Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. She says parks and backyards in Indiana’s urban and suburban areas can provide migratory birds with food and shelter from predators.

Outcalt says Hoosiers who want to help can plant native trees, shrubs, and grasses in their yards — but even smaller actions can make a difference.

Photo Of The Week - "Snovember"

Nov 22, 2019
Dave Coulston, Niles

The clashing of two seasons, fall and winter, is depicted in our Photo of the Week. Dave Coulston of Niles calls this "Snovember." He captured this image in his backyard last week. Dave probably puts it best when he says, "There will still be leaves to deal with when this snow has melted." So true Dave. 

Are you capturing some great shots of the changing seasons? Or anything else? Send them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Over the last few months, Morning Edition on-demand has been available to audiences across the country. As we have seen the adoption of smart speakers grow, we want to remind you that Morning Edition is available on-demand wherever and whenever you start your day.

All IN: Red For Ed

Nov 19, 2019
Lauren Chapman/IPB News

More than 60 school districts across Indiana cancelled classes today, as thousands of teachers signed up to rally at the Statehouse ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

Red for Ed Action Day is organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the group says it’s focused on three things: repealing new career awareness licensing rules for educators, avoiding penalties for schools and teachers because of low ILEARN scores, and using state surplus money to better fund schools.

Changes Coming To '1A'

Nov 19, 2019
Stephen Voss/NPR

At the end of today's 1A broadcast, host Joshua Johnson announced he is moving on from the show. His last day in the host chair will be Dec. 20. Johnson has accepted an anchor position with MSNBC. In an announcement from NPR the career "move to television is a dream come true for him (Johnson) and we wish him the very best."

Todd Zwillich will serve as a host starting on January 2 as the search to find a permanent successor moves forward. 

WATCH LIVE: Thursday Impeachment Hearing

Nov 19, 2019
Alex Wong/Pool via AP

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

House Democrats are closing their second week of public impeachment hearings Thursday with testimony from two witnesses expected to detail events inside the White House and a key conversation involving President Trump.

Appearing are Fiona Hill, the well-known Russia expert who served until this summer as a top director on the National Security Council; and foreign service officer David Holmes, the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.

Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risks

Nov 15, 2019
Matt Rourke/AP Photo/File

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests.

Photo Of The Week - Snow!

Nov 14, 2019
Richard A. Kauffman, Goshen

You knew we would go with a snowy image for Photo of the Week this week! Thanks to all of you who sent us pictures of the snow. This one comes from Richard A. Kauffman of Goshen.  A lot of the white stuff in this photo, except for the pops of color where the birdhouses and some autumn leaves can still be seen.

Are you capturing some great shots of the changing seasons? Or anything else? Send them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.


The U.S. House of Representatives held open hearings Friday in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, welcomes best-selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie, philanthropist, columnist, and radio host Mitch Albom on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 pm.


Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9 PM

Soldiers for Peace takes a deep look at why a significant number of Vietnam veterans felt compelled to oppose the war rather than simply try to put it behind them when they returned home. Through first-person storytelling, it explores the way their conceptions of patriotism changed and evolved as their faith in the Vietnam War and the American government dissolved.