Photo Of The Week - Turning The Lens On Nature

Aug 9, 2019
John Trapp, Buchanan

This Photo of the Week comes to us courtesy of John L. Trapp of Buchanan, Michigan. The image was captured on August 4th at Crescent Lake in Buchanan Township in Berrien County. 

We'd love to consider your images for Photo of the Week. Here is what you need to do to make a submission: 

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

WVPE announces the next event in our Four Winds Entertainment Series is back by popular demand - “Music in the Gardens.”

We’ll gather in South Bend on Friday, August 23rd outside The History Museum where the Whistle Pigs will take the stage from 5:30-8:30.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to claim a spot on the grounds of the Historic Oliver Gardens on West Washington Street. And feel free to explore the museum during the event. The Landing will be on hand offering a special menu and beverages for sale. 

Bokeh Media

WVPE invites you to an annual event in South Bend, where the streets of downtown are filled with performing, visual, and culinary artists, for a day-long celebration of local art.

How should the American legal system cope with a new era of hate speech? In this episode, host John Donvan sits down with two top legal minds thinking about free speech today.

Check Out WVPE's First "Photo Of The Week"

Aug 2, 2019
Tina Nord, Goshen

WVPE's "Photo of the Week" feature is off to a great start!  Thanks to all of you who submitted photos. Your image(s) may appear in future "Photo of the Week" posts.  This week's photo comes to us from Tina Nord of Goshen. 

She was one of the first people to respond following the launch of this feature. She captured this image at Beverly Shores Beach in Indiana on July 25. Thanks Tina.  Let us see *your* photos. On Fridays we will post a new "Photo of the Week."  

Here is what you need to know to get your photo featured: 

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Wild Rose Moon

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 9 PM

Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman of The Honey Dewdrops share some of their beautiful ballads this week on the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour.  Along the way, they discuss the mystery of songwriting, their discovery of Appalachian music (on the West Coast), and the story behind four of their songs—including the stunning ballad, Rainy Windows.  In addition, they’ll be playing their heartfelt piece, For One More, a song about the willingness to make space for strangers at our table.

Peter Ringenberg

Love these photos? Get your photos featured at wvpe.org by sending them to us at wvpe.org. We are launching a "Photo of the Week" feature.

Talk about a photo-worthy event, can you believe the final Meet Me on the Island of the summer is almost upon us? Joins us Friday, Aug. 2 from 5:30-9pm on the island behind the Century Center in South Bend.

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Ally Fulp and Levi Dotson live down the street from each other, and compete all the time. They’re in Levi’s yard, shooting at the clay targets Fulp’s dad sends whipping through the air. 

The sound of gunfire isn’t uncommon here. The two high schoolers have been target shooting for years.

They’re both figuring out where they want to go to college. Dotson could go to one of the best marine biology schools in the country with his grades. But he and Fulp have another focus beyond academics: a school with a trap shooting team.

Send Us Your Photos For The WVPE Photo Of The Week

Jul 29, 2019

Have you captured an amazing image on your cell phone? Of course you have. Let us see them and share them as we launch our WVPE Photo of the Week this coming Friday, Aug. 2. 

It's easy. Here is all you have to do: 

Email it to: wvpe@wvpe.org 


WVPE was pleased to host Kennedy's Kitchen live in studio for "The Back Porch" with Al Kniola on Sunday, July 28, 2019.  The band played music off their new CD "The Whiskey of Truth" which will be available later this summer.

This local Celtic band is a staple on the Michiana music scene.

Peter Ringenberg

Elkhart's Envirofest is slated for Saturday, August 3rd from noon to 6pm at a new location this year.

The event will be held at the Elkhart Civic Plaza and at Elkhart's Central Park. New this year, the event looks to be Elkhart's first zero-waste event.

The regional fest is family-friendly. It will feature eco exhibitor and vendor booths, kids entertainment, live music, educational speakers, electric vehicle test drives, bike valets, food vendors and a beer garden.

More information can be found at: 


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After entering NPR's Tiny Desk Contest this year, LaPorte teacher, Joe Ruiz, has had a summer of performance opportunities with his band Rhymer/Educator

After being an opener for Vanilla Ice earlier this month in LaPorte, Ruiz has announced that Rhymer/Educator will open for the rescheduled Pitbull concert that will take place at Four Winds Field in South Bend on August 16. 

WVPE Announces A New Feature: Photo Of The Week

Jul 24, 2019

88.1 WVPE may be rooted in radio, but we know a picture is worth 1,000 words. In this day and age of selfies, Instagram and cell phone photos of virtually every life experience, we want to share more of the WVPE community's views on the region with a larger audience.

As a result, we are now featuring a WVPE Photo of the Week at wvpe.org and on our social media platforms.  

Each Friday we will feature a new photo of the week.

So let us see the world through your lens. 

Matt Sayles/Invision for The Society of Singers/AP Images

88.1 WVPE's Karl Smith, the host of J:Cubed, interviewed famed jazz musician Dave Koz.  Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns tour is making a stop Friday, July 26, at 9pm at the Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds in New Buffalo.