In the spirit of a TED talk, IU South Bend is offering another installment of its lecture series billed as a 'Pop-Up University.'

On Thursday, October 17th from 7-8pm, Elizabeth Bennion will lead a discussion at the LangLab in South Bend entitled Pondering Pete's Proposal: Should We Abolish the Electoral College?

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Award-winning journalist Ann Curry will take the stage next in the Speakers Series for The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan. An Evening with Ann Curry: Being a Tour de Force of Determination and Making a Difference in the World is set for Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 7:30pm at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. 

Photo Of The Week - Under The Bridge At Island Park

Oct 10, 2019
Wanda Cataldo, Elkhart

WVPE's Photo of the Week comes to us courtesy of Wanda Cataldo of Elkhart. Wanda captured this image September 19th, just days before the official start of autumn. She calls it 'Under the Bridge at Island Park.' All of that green in the photo will be changing colors. 

If you have a photo to share, we'd love to see it. 

Email it to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.


Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 9 PM

There’s an idea about how people read words that’s deeply embedded in teaching practices and curriculum materials widely used in elementary school classrooms.


WVPE is a media sponsor of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend from Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th. 

Next Step Learning

Next Step Learning is offering a 'Reading and Comprehension Screening' Saturday, October 19 from noon to 3pm at the Francis Branch of the St. Joseph Co. Public Library.

The screening will be at 52655 Ironwood Road, South Bend. The screening is free. It is designed for children ages 7 and up. 

UPDATE: 88.1 WVPE extends a big thank you to all of you who supported our Fall Membership Campaign that wrapped up on Oct. 8. We received 878 gifts that added up to $114,756. Again, THANK YOU!  We did fall a little short of our overall fundraising goal for the campaign. But the good news is, if you didn't get your donation in during the campaign, you can do it right now here on the website. Just click on the green donate button in the upper right corner of the homepage here at wvpe.org. And we can't say it enough, thank you for supporting your local NPR station. 

Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour With Caroline Cotter

Oct 7, 2019
Wild Rose Moon

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 9 PM

This month, the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour features the remarkably intimate and prayerful song-styling of Maine songwriter, Caroline Cotter.  

Photo Of The Week - Diamond Lake Sunset

Oct 3, 2019
Stacy Lankford

During our Fall Membership Campaign at WVPE, we are acknowledging the photography skills of one of the station's long-time volunteers and supporters, Stacy Lankford. He submitted this image from Cass County, Michigan.  This is Diamond Lake at sunset. Stacy also serves on the Friends of WVPE Board. Campaign week is a great time to recognize the talents of the people who help to keep the station strong. 

If you have a photo to share, we'd love to see it. 

Email it to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Are You A Public Radio Nerd? Call Now 888 399 9873

Oct 3, 2019

At WVPE there is no higher praise than to be a Public Radio Nerd! Own it!  Support public radio in Michiana. Call in with a pledge of support at 888 399 9873 or pledge online here.

As WVPE launches its Fall Membership Campaign, it's a little bittersweet.

This doorway will greet our Fall Membership Campaign volunteers through the end of our fundraising drive on Oct. 8. Call them to pledge your support at 888 399 9873. Or you can pledge here on the website. Let us know what you love and value about your public radio station.   

In the meantime, check out the video here of our newest hire, 88.1 WVPE News Reporter Annacaroline Caruso, ringing the cowbell during her first hour on the air during the pledge drive.

The Life of Mike Pence, With Author Tom LoBianco

Oct 1, 2019
Drew Daudelin/IPB News

Vice President Mike Pence describes himself as "a Christian, a Conservative, and Republican...in that order." In his new book "Piety and Power," author Tom LoBianco describes a man who struggles with the tension between faith and ambition. How do those competing forces influence his life? And now, as Vice President, the lives of Americans?

ICYMI: Listen Here - A Spin Down Abbey Road

Sep 30, 2019
Bruce Mcbroom/Apple Corps ltd

Music writers, musicians and Beatles fans weigh in on The Beatles' Abbey Road, the album that turned out to have the last songs the band ever recorded together. It was released in September of 1969.

WVPE Is Hiring In 2020

Sep 30, 2019

88.1 WVPE is looking to hire for two positions, a Business Account Manager and a Part-TIme Development Assistant.

If you are passionate about public radio and are interested in joining our team, please click to learn more about either job.