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'All IN' - Reflecting On The Legacy Of Ryan White

Oct 29, 2019
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Tuesday on All IN on 88.1 WVPE, the program focused on the saga of Ryan White. It's been more than 30 years since the Indiana boy was diagnosed with AIDS at a time when it wasn't fully understood. Ryan lived in Kokomo and attended school there, until he was barred from classes in the mid-1980's. Ryan was infected through a blood transfusion. As some parents in his local Indiana community fought to keep him out of school, celebrities came to his defense. 

A Conversation With South Bend's Mayoral Candidates

Oct 29, 2019

South Bend voters go to the polls Nov. 5 to choose a new mayor for the city. WVPE's Michael Linville is speaking with both candidates looking to replace Pete Buttigieg who is not seeking re-election as he pursues a presidential run.

Here are Michael's conversations with Democrat James Mueller and Republican Sean Haas. 

You can listen to it here. 

 

All IN: Curtis Hill

Oct 28, 2019
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Last year Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill was accused of sexual misconduct. Four women said he groped and harassed them at an end-of-session party. When the allegations came to light, Hill publicly denied them and refused to resign.

Last week the state held a series of disciplinary hearings, where Hill is defending his law license. Could it mean the end of Hill’s legal career? Today on All IN, reporters Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting and Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette join us to break down the whole story.

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South Bend voters go to the polls Nov. 5 to choose a new mayor for the city. WVPE's Michael Linville is speaking with both candidates looking to replace Pete Buttigieg who is not seeking re-election as he pursues a presidential run.

Monday Michael aired his conversation with Republican Sean Haas.

You can listen to it here. 

Tuesday morning, Michael's interview with Democrat James Mueller will air.   

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Embedded: Gaining and Holding Power: A Profile of Mitch McConnell.

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9 PM

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD., is being remembered by family, friends and colleagues at a Baltimore church. Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are among those honoring the House Oversight Committee chairman and civil rights advocate who died on Oct.17. Watch the funeral service live. If you don't see the video, refresh the page. 

Heather Curlee-Novak

It is not even 8:30 in the morning when she has stormed upstairs and I have slammed a door and bellowed that our fun plans for the day are cancelled.  I sit in the bathroom where I am hiding from her, fuming.  I am too mad to pray. I’m too mad to write.  I’m too mad to think in any kind of a reasonable straight line.

A Conversation With Elkhart's Mayoral Candidates

Oct 24, 2019
Photos provided by the MIller & Roberson campaigns

With less than two weeks until Elkhart residents go to the polls to choose a new mayor, WVPE's Michael Linville is conducting in-depth interviews with each candidate. 

Listen here to Michael's interviews with GOP candidate, Dave Miller, which aired during Morning Edition on October 24 and his interview with the Democratic candidate, Rod Roberson which aired Oct. 23.

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President Trump is making an announcement about Syria amid controversy over his policy there and a back-and-forth over whether the U.S. is withdrawing troops. Watch his remarks from the White House live. If you don't see the video, refresh the page. 

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With less than two weeks until Elkhart residents go to the polls to choose a new mayor, WVPE's Michael Linville is conducting in-depth interviews with each candidate. 

Listen here to Michael's interview with Democratic candidate, Rod Roberson, which aired during Morning Edition on October 23.

Michael's interview with Elkhart's GOP mayoral candidate, Dave Miller, will air October 24 on Morning Edition.

Photo Of The Week - Fall Colors

Oct 22, 2019
Ashley Henderson, South Bend

In the last week the fall colors have really popped around Michiana. Hopefully, more beautiful and vibrant fall colors are to come. This image comes from Ashley Henderson of South Bend. It was taken last fall in early November on Worster Lake during an early morning kayak session at Potato Creek State Park.

Are you capturing some great shots of our current fall colors? Send them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

https://www.saintmarys.edu/LiteraryFestival

https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/replace-private-insurance-medicare-all

As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system. One idea championed by many on the progressive left is “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, which would do away with private health insurance for most forms of care. Advocates of this plan promise that nationalizing health insurance will cut costs by reducing overhead and promote overall health by giving all Americans access to preventive health care.

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Photo Of The Week: 'Along The St. Joseph River'

Oct 17, 2019
Anne Brown, South Bend

You never know what you might see when walking along the St. Joseph River in South Bend. Anne Brown captured this image on the morning of October 13th. Anne says she was walking near the South Bend Farmer's Market when her husband, Dean Alvis, spotted a double-crested cormorant sharing a log with two large turtles. She says Dean joked that it brings to mind the famous painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware!”

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

Email it to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

https://clas.iusb.edu/events/pop-up-university.html

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.

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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.

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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.

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