WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of the University of Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

The Institute will present a talk by David O’Sullivan, the former European Union Ambassador to the U.S. on Wednesday September 18th at 5pm. He will speak on the topic of “Europe and the U.S. – Friends and Allies, or Rivals?” It’s open to the public and will be held in the Jenkins Nanovic Halls in the Donald R. Keough Seminar Room.

Read WVPE's September 2019 E-Newsletter

Sep 6, 2019

Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass at the IU South Bend Jazz Fest.

Photo Of The Week - Just Before The Sun Went Down

Sep 5, 2019
Paul A. Werwas

In this week's Photo of the Week we give a nod to the waning days of summer. This image was captured on July 29 by Paul A. Werwas of South Bend. When Paul submitted his photos he said, "If they're worth sharing on Facebook, they're worth sending to you as well." We couldn't agree more. 

Do you have a great image to share? 

Submit a photo with a caption by email to: wvpe@wvpe.org 

Include your name, hometown, names of people pictured, and the date and location where the photo was taken. Please send images in .jpg format & no larger than 2mb in size.

Read the letter from Anthony Hunt, WVPE General Manager.   

In case you missed the announcement by WVPE General Manager Anthony Hunt regarding programming changes happening at the end of September, here is a copy. 

Annacaroline Caruso

With summer weather comes a long list of landscaping chores like watering flowers, pulling weeds…..and mowing the lawn. A new technology may make that chore just a little bit easier.

University of Notre Dame

A unique interpretation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night blends comedy and drama in a final performance at Notre Dame's Washington Hall September 13 at 7:30pm. 

Wild Rose Moon

Monday, September 2, 2019 at 9 PM.

Sharing stories about his experiences growing up playing 5-string banjo, the bonfire tradition in Kyoto, and his penchant for the work of Jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny , Hiroya Tsukamoto, originally from Kyoto, Japan, and now from New York City, shares some wonderful multi-layered compositions on The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour. 

We also learn about Hiroya’s appearance at the Blue Note Café and how his travels provide him with inspiration for many of his songs.   

April Lidinsky

I can pinpoint the exact moment when I realized most American women of a certain age dye their hair. I was a guest at a Unitarian church, sitting in the back pew. Scanning the room, I realized I’d never seen so many middle-aged gray-haired women. Huh.  Did I miss a memo stating that graying women must become Unitarians?  No … a lightening clap of understanding broke across my brow.  It was simply that Unitarian women — this group, anyway — were less likely to dye their hair.

Photo Of The Week - East Race Rafting

Aug 29, 2019
Neil Torquiano, formerly of South Bend

Opportunities to go rafting on the East Race in South Bend are dwindling. This week's Photo of the Week depicts "East Race Rafting." It was taken by former South Bend resident Neil Torquiano (now of Jacksonville, Florida.) 

The East Race is open for its last full weekend this weekend. Hours are August 31 from 12-5pm, September 1 from 12-4pm and September 8 from 12-4pm. After that it closes to the public for the season. 

Do you have a great image to share? 

Submit a photo with a caption by email to: wvpe@wvpe.org 

Holy Cross College via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossCollegeSaints/photos/a.10151692986013071/10156806511063071/?type=3&theater

WVPE invites you to Holy Cross College’s Preview Days.  These information sessions provide insight into admissions, financial aid and offer campus tours beginning Monday, September 9 from 9am to 2pm. 

Preview days offer prospective students a chance to meet current students, faculty and staff.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio


Friday Night the Elkhart Central High School Blue Blazers won the final rivalry game against Elkhart Memorial for the coveted Mangy Lion trophy. 

The stadium at Elkhart Central High School was packed with spectators for the final game between the city’s rival football teams. Next year the high schools will merge.

For those who remember, the merger is really going back to the way things were nearly 50 years ago. 

Photo Of The Week - In the Husk Bucket

Aug 25, 2019
Maryann Loveing of Niles

Have you been canning or freezing freshly harvested produce from the garden? Our Photo of the Week captures the joy of the process. Maryann Loveing of Niles caught this image recently of her friend's daughter, young Ellie Paulus, getting in the spirit of things by jumping into the bucket of sweetcorn husks.

We'd love to feature your images in an upcoming Photo of the Week

To submit a photo with a caption, send it to: wvpe@wvpe.org