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Michiana Chronicles: Flush The Toilet

Jan 23, 2020
Tony Krabill

Flush the toilet.

A vortex of water sucks away whatever waste you deposited there. Clean water rushes in to replace it.

The flush toilet, in my opinion, is one of the greatest inventions ever.

William Talcott

Our latest Photo of the Week comes from William Talcott. He captured this wintry snow covered image at Pinhook Park in South Bend a couple years back. The snow appears undisturbed, except for the shadows being cast by the trees. 

We'd love to see and share your images with the WVPE audience. Email images to 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. 

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It's not lost on us the importance of airing the upcoming Senate hearings during this pivotal moment in U.S. history. As public media outlets, it's our mission to make sure our listeners are well informed on subjects that will affect their lives.

We also understand you tune in because you look forward to hearing daily programming that you rely on.

WATCH LIVE: Senate Impeachment Vote Today

Jan 21, 2020
Senate Television via AP

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.

King's Last March

Jan 18, 2020
APM

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 PM.

Ken Smith

In shedding season, the hair of our white cat practically glows on the maroon sofa, and the hair of the two black cats forms creepy shadows on the tan rug. If these critters had their way, the living room would never look presentable. Of course there are products that promise to pick up cat hair. We’ve tried the rollers of sticky tape that lift about 10% of the hair with each stroke of the device. We’ve filled many a vacuum cleaner bag primarily with cat hair. Our slipcovers come out of the washer and dryer clean but still flecked with hair.

Photo Of The Week - A Rainy Night In Goshen

Jan 16, 2020
Cyndi Holther

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a rainy night in Goshen on January 10th of this year. Bright lights and reflections on the wet pavement make for a colorful photo submission by Cyndi Holther of Sturgis, Michigan. 

We'd love to see and share your images with the WVPE audience. Email images to 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. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

Man Who Is Indiana's Oldest State Employee Retiring At 102

Jan 15, 2020
John Maxwell/ Indiana Department of Natural Resources via AP

A 102-year-old man who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.”

Bob Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6 as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

He joined the DNR in 1962.

The World War II veteran still travels Indiana collecting technical field data and confirming boundary lines for DNR-managed properties, but he says that his body is telling him it's time to retire.

Chris Carlson/AP Photo

Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates' remarks in real-time.

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Susan Walsh/AP Photo

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing who will present the case for impeachment in the Senate trial. Watch the press conference live.

https://americantheatreguild.com/southbend/bandstand/

WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of the Broadway Theatre League which is bringing the musical Bandstand to the stage of the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. 

The show is set in 1945 as U.S. soldiers come home from World War II. It revolves around PFC Donny Novitski who wants to win a national music competition. 

The show's creator has won multiple Tony Awards, including one for Hamilton.

You can see Bandstand Friday, Jan. 24 at 8pm; Sat., Jan. 25 at 2 & 8pm and Sun., Jan. 26 at 2pm. 

https://morriscenter.org/event/romeo-and-juliet/

WVPE is a media sponsor of the Morris Performing Arts Center which is featuring the National Ballet of Odessa, Ukraine on Friday, January 17.

A full-length ballet version of Romeo and Juliet in two acts will be performed starting at 7:30pm on Friday. 

The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine brings 55 talented Ukrainian ballet stars to present the most passionate romantic tragedy of love.

For more information about the ballet, including how to get tickets, click here. 

April Lidinsky

How do we account for the sudden nostalgia for the "roaring" Nineteen Twenties? Maybe “roaring” seems like a welcome relief after years of “persisting.” It’s telling that we hardly know what to call these past two decades. The term “the aughts” never really caught on.  That word is rooted in a linguistic error, anyway, as writer Rebecca Mead has pointed out: “Aught” is a 19th century corruption of the word “naught,” which really means zero. “Aught” properly means “anything,” so the aughts were both nothing and anything, leading to the Twenty Tens … or were they the Twenty Teens?

Gary King

Our latest Photo of the Week comes from Gary King of South Bend.  This is an image taken at Turkey Run State Park, Trail 4 on December 28th of last year. The sandstone formation caught Gary's eye.  What has been catching your eye as you take pictures on your cell phone?  We'd love to see and share your images with the WVPE audience. Email images to 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. 

Aha! With Alastair: Episode #2 - Vienna's Riches

Jan 8, 2020
South Bend Symphony

What do Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss Polkas have in common?

South Bend Symphony Music Director Alastair Willis presents an exploration of Vienna's musical riches.

"I've always loved theater, and love putting concerts in historical context, surprising and delighting with a script, a character or two, to create a concert experience that comes alive in fresh, new ways," says Willis.

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