Tickets are on sale for performances at the Morris Performing Arts Center of Disney's The Lion King. The show runs March 4-22, 2020 in South Bend. The show has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. More than 232 puppets of the animal kingdom come to life on stage during the performance. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here. 

Photo Of The Week - Heading South

Dec 5, 2019
Candice Schilz

Thanks to listener-member Candice Schilz for our Photo of the Week. She lives on Bass Lake in Starke County and loves to watch the birds migrating. 

Are you capturing some great shots of the changing seasons? Or anything else? Send them to us at 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.

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Hanukkah Lights 2019 - 9 pm.

The NPR favorite returns with all new Hanukkah stories. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.  


Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 10:00pm–12:00am.

Celebrate the return of the sun – and the warming of the heart with Paul Winter's Annual Winter Solstice Celebration.

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Just Goods is a local store popping up for the holidays from now through December 29th offering organic, sustainable, and naturally produced goods from near and far.

It's located with Brain Lair Books at 714 E. Jefferson Blvd. in downtown South Bend. It's two holiday shopping experiences in one location. Shop near the newly reopened Howard Park which is just steps away. 


The Brain Lair this holiday season and year round is dedicated to helping children and teens see themselves in a new light through handpicked books featuring characters from all walks of life. 

The Keepers

Dec 5, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9 pm.

The Keepers, a new hour-long special from The Kitchen Sisters and PRX with host, Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand.

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President Trump is holding a news conference at the conclusion of the NATO leaders' summit in London. Watch his remarks live.

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The House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry. You can watch the proceedings live below. We will also be carrying live coverage over the air on 88.1 WVPE. 

IU South Bend

IU South Bend is presenting its Teddy Bear Concert: Amahl and the Night Visitors on Friday, December 13 at 7pm. The event will be at the IUSB Campus Auditorium, hosted by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. Doors for the event will open approximately 30 minutes prior to curtain. 

Teddy bear donations are welcome at this event.

Just in time for the holidays, the NPR Book Concierge is once again available to help guide you to the "best of" what's out there for you and yours to read. This year, readers will find over 100 instances of Member station coverage in the 2019 guide. In total, 300+ titles are showcased from NPR staff and trusted critics.

Fall in love with NPR and WVPE and tell us about it on this Giving Tuesday. It happened for this 88.1 WVPE listener-member couple from Fulton County. Public radio featured prominently in their first date and their 'Giving Stories.'

On this Giving Tuesday there are so many reasons to support WVPE and keep your local NPR station strong. 

Watch as some of the most familiar NPR personalities make the case for supporting WVPE. Nina Totenberg, Korva Coleman, Tamara Keith, Rachel Martin and Lulu Garcia-Navarro speak out in this video about the importance of contributing to your local NPR station.

As *OUR* gift to *YOU* on this Giving Tuesday,  we are making available an opportunity for you to receive a pair of NPR 'Public Radio Nerd' socks. 

For every $100 you donate to WVPE on Giving Tuesday, you can get a pair of these socks (which make great holiday gifts.) 

This opportunity is available *ONLY* for qualifying donations made on Giving Tuesday from 12:00am-11:59pm. 

Celebrate the season with socks and your love of public radio!

This couple from Rochester sat down with WVPE earlier this year to inform, entertain and inspire you to support your NPR station, 88.1 WVPE.

Giving Tuesday Is December 3rd

Dec 2, 2019

Here at WVPE we are gearing up for Giving Tuesday. The day has become a worldwide opportunity to show your generosity to the local organizations making a difference in the community. Our mission at WVPE is to work everyday to inform, entertain and inspire our audience. Please consider supporting your local NPR station on Giving Tuesday.