"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.

Rose Conlon/Marketplace

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
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Leigh Guldig

Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves and doing what they've been scared to do. 

Listen Wednesday night at 8pm on 88.1 WVPE.


Future Of Work Conference At Notre Dame June 4-6

May 14, 2019
Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development/Keough School of Global Affairs

WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of the University of Notre Dame's 2019 Future of Work Conference. 

The conference will give attendees information on how to manage the transition to a future dominated by artificial intelligence and automation as it impacts the global workforce.

Legendary Actress And Singer Doris Day Dead At 97

May 13, 2019
Sony Picture Archives

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.

Andrew Kreider

It’s a rainy Sunday, and I have dragged my adult daughter to an origami class. It is, after all, her birthday; and in our family, we really know how to celebrate.

We have signed up for the beginner class, titled: Family Fun.  Accordingly, we find ourselves seated at a low table with several mothers and an array of squirming seven-to-ten-year-olds.  I feel vaguely unqualified for what we are about to undergo.  One mother looks at me suspiciously, but I just smile back.

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9 PM

What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Driverless cars, also known as autonomous or self-driving vehicles, are currently in test-drive mode around the globe. Should we proceed with caution? Or embrace the driverless car?