Big Picture Science/SETI Institute

The catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April 1986 triggered the full-scale destruction of the reactor. 

But now researchers with access to once-classified Soviet documents are challenging the official version of what happened both before and after the explosion.

They say that the accident was worse than we thought and that a number of factors – from paranoia to poor engineering – made the mishap inevitable. 

Wild Rose Moon

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9 PM

On this episode of the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour, folk music veteran Bill Staines performs his favorites, including "A Place in the Choir."  We also hear from 16-year-old Emma Hamel of Berrien Springs, winner of the 2018 Acorn Singer-Songwriter competition.

Niles District Library



The much anticipated #MorningEditionMusic is finally here. Tune into 88.1 WVPE on Monday, May 6th to hear the new sound. Or give it an early listen here.

Michiana Chronicles: Cathedrals of Ivy

May 3, 2019
François Guyonnet

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Jay Jackson, the executive director of Abate Indiana, about how motorists can safely share the road with motorcyclists during the summer.

Host Ira Glass reads from the Ten Commandments. Not the original Ten Commandments, but some of the newer, lesser-known ones. There's the

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Brains On! Presents: Smash Boom Best

Apr 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9 PM

Brains On! podcast host Molly Bloom hosts a lively hour of debates for the ages.

Some of the most popular episodes of Brains On!, the science podcast for kids and families, are the "versus" shows, which have become their own series – "Smash Boom Best."

South Bend Civic Theatre


The Elkhart Public Library is hosting a bilingual day of stories, dance and art on Sunday.

El dìa de los libros/El dìa de los niños or just Dìa is a celebration of childhood literacy regardless of language or cultural background. The American Library Association promotes the day annually.

This is the first year the Elkhart Public Library has hosted an event. Sam Householder with the library said it’s a way to bring the diverse communities of the city to the library.

Indiana Department of Corrections

I, like many Americans, have a relative serving time in prison. Ten years. People like me don’t usually talk about it. I recently visited him. If you’ve watched prison movies, you have some idea of how it feels to go through the security process and finally hear the big metal door close behind you, leaving you on the inside without a key. That’s a faint taste of what the prisoner feels when being locked up for the long haul.

This week, we'll be launching Degrees of Change, a series which explores the problem of climate change and how we as a planet are adapting to it.  Listen to "Science Friday" fro