Reimagining The Economy

Aug 10, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9 PM

Photo Of The Week - Ribet!

Aug 6, 2020
Joan Girton

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a frog in a pond. Thanks to Joan Girton of Bristol for this image. Joan took this picture on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at a pond in Bristol. She says her meditation group was walking past the pond when the frog appeared.  She thought the lighting made it look like an abstract painting.

We'd love to see what you are taking pictures of. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Paul Costello

“Hey, y'all, watch this!” When you hear someone yell that at a gathering, you can be pretty sure that an ambulance soon will be needed. Julia Reed wrote that and it’s that kind of Southern humor that makes me laugh aloud and look forward to more of her observations. While reading a recent issue of Garden and Gun magazine—OK, calm yourself, that is a real magazine and probably is not at all what you imagine—there was an article, as there often is, by Julia Reed.

(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Gob. Eric Holcomb anunció el Miércoles que Indiana se unirá a los estados adyacentes con el mandato obligatorio de máscaras empezando el Lunes 27 de Julio. El gobernador firmó la orden ejecutiva el Viernes. 

Bill Langdon

Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9 PM

The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour is recorded in historic downtown, Plymouth, Indiana. This episode features International touring artists Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey, a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and boogie-woogie known for creating an atmosphere of intimacy with their humor and joyful interactions with the audience.

Photo Of The Week - Sunset Coast

Jul 30, 2020
Lynn Gordon

This is the time of year when living along Lake Michigan's "sunset coast" provides stunning images. Thanks to Lynn Gordon for this photo she took earlier this month in Union Pier, Michigan.

We'd love to see what you are taking pictures of. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Please send images in .jpg format and scale down any image that is larger than 2 mb in size.

Listen To A 2015 Conversation With Joe Kernan

Jul 29, 2020

In 2015 as the City of South Bend was celebrating its 150th anniversary, WVPE featured a segment called South Bend Stories. 

One of those stories focused on a conversation wtih Joe Kernan talking about baseball. 

Kernan not only was instrumental in bringing and keeping minor league baseball in South Bend, but he also played baseball while he was a student at Notre Dame. 

Courtesy of Indiana Landmarks

Former Indiana first lady Judy O’Bannon has many accolades to her name. From community activism to youth leadership, she’s always busy. 

Photo Of The Week - Flower Power

Jul 23, 2020
Rick and Katy Myers

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week goes in for the extreme close up on this flower. Thanks to Rick and Katy Myers for sharing this image with us. Whether your pictures are from near or far, we'd love to see what scenes you are capturing with your camera or cell phone. 

Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

April Lidinsky

In a stay-at-home summer, it’s easy to run out of topics during social Zooming. So, I offer you a prompt, inspired by the June 17th New York Times “Food” section, in which a baker’s half-dozen of writers share memories of  “restaurant magic.”  Sure, we can still get takeout, and perhaps eat nervously out-of-doors, but these writers remind us that restaurant dining can be so much “More than a Meal.”

Donate Your Car - Support WVPE!

Jul 21, 2020
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Justin Hicks / WVPE Public Radio

Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9 PM

WVPE Listener-Member Played The 'Sunday Puzzle' On NPR

Jul 17, 2020
Matt Cashore

ICYMI: WVPE listener-member, Bob Werner, played the Sunday Puzzle with Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz on July 19. 

Bob did a great job with a tough category entitled "Fast And Famous."

Some of you may be familiar with Bob from his work as a TV meteorologist in Michiana. He also is a recent retiree from Notre Dame's Utilities Department where he worked as an engineer. Now he can add "Sunday Puzzle Player" to his list of accomplishments. Thanks for playing Bob and representing us so well! 

I woke up at 3:00 last Friday morning thinking about a scene in a movie we’d watched the night before. One of the main characters, a police detective, had been called to the local secondary school to fetch her son who’d run afoul, himself, of the law of the blackboard jungle. After the conference, she wormed her way through a packed hallway of students walking the other way toward an exit.

Photo Of The Week - Monarchs & Milkweed

Jul 16, 2020
Nelson Kraybill

This WVPE Photo of the Week features a monarch butterfly on a milkweed plant at Ox Bow Park in Elkhart County. Thanks to Nelson Kraybill of Elkhart for this submission. Nelson is encouraging people to plant milkweed as a way to help monarch butterflies thrive. Monarch populations have been in decline due to farming, development and loss of habitat. Nelson captured this image of a monarch on July 12, 2020. 

What are you taking photos of? 

Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

LBJ Library

Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9 PM

Michiana Chronicles: The Bugler In Me

Jul 9, 2020
(AP Photo/Brad C Bower)

I was looking for a good deal on my heart's desire at the Salvation Army, when I spotted a bag of old comic books on a high shelf behind the register. Bingo! I've got grandchildren the same age as I was when I spent hours and hours reading those cheap, floppy, innocent and uncomplicated rags. Maybe it was just wistful thinking, but I was sure they'd love to lift their eyes from the screens of "those devices" - to discover the likes of Archie and Jughead and GI Joe. So, I bought the whole stack.

Photo Of The Week - Over The Rainbow

Jul 9, 2020
Candice Schilz

You have to be in the right place at the right time when trying to photograph a rainbow. But on Wednesday, June 24, Candice Schilz of Knox was where she needed to be to capture this image of a rainbow over Bass Lake which is WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. Candice says that the day had been beautiful and then a little thunderstorm moved in before the return to sunshine which created the rainbow.

What are you taking photos of? 

Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour: Episode 35

Jul 6, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9 PM

This episode of the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour features Ryan Mear and Emma Hamel.

Photo provided by Downtown South Bend

WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of Downtown South Bend. That organization is announcing that the Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series will take place Mondays through Thursdays through Aug. 27, 2020. The venue is the gridiron at the corner of Washington and Michigan Streets. Seating is available for the acoustic concerts that will feature soloists, duets and small groups. A variety of lunch options from surrounding establishments will also be available.   

'His Mona Lisa' - Penske Adds Golden Touch To Iconic Indy

Jul 4, 2020
(AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske has spent the six months since he bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway transforming the facility. He's spent millions on capital improvements to the 111-year-old national landmark. He finally gets to showcase some of the upgrades this weekend as NASCAR and IndyCar share the venue in a historic doubleheader. Among the additions are a 100-foot video board and a lift to raise the winning car in the victory circle. Penske says his mission is to create a remarkable guest experience at the speedway. He hopes to have fans back for next month's Indianapolis 500.

Photo Of The Week - Nightly Walk On Campus

Jul 2, 2020
Becky Baxter

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features one of the lakes on the campus at Notre Dame. The sun reflects on the water as people in silhouette walk along the shore. Thanks to Becky Baxter for capturing this image during one of her nightly walks. We'd like to see your photos too. Email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Michiana Chronicles: Rocking Chair

Jul 2, 2020
Marilyn Thompson

In our house is a rocking chair. It is all wood, with no padding, and it has no arm rests. It squeaks when you use it, and you don’t have to look too closely to see that its base is held together by wire, fashioned by a farmer who took whatever was handy to fix a split in the wood.

The rocking chair shows its age, but it is one of the most precious items in our house, because it belonged to my grandfather—a grandfather I rarely saw.

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9 PM

WVPE continues its month-long series of programs focusing on racial justice with another episode of Peace Talks Radio.

Two topics on this new program. First, Judy Goldberg visits with Arjun Singh Sethi who tells us about his book, American Hate - Survivors Speak Out born out of his travels across the country to represent those directly impacted by hate crimes. Through the conversation we learn how adversity can activate all of us to become more involved in our local communities by standing up to hate and injustice.

WVPE Honored With Another 1st Place Journalism Award

Jun 26, 2020

Congrats to former WVPE journalist, Jennifer Weingart. She was honored Thursday with a First Place award for Best News Feature by the Public Media Journalists Association.

Jennifer's report on 'Water Levels, High Winds Erode Lake Michigan Coastline' aired in December of 2019. 

Earlier this year, Jennifer and WVPE's Justin Hicks also picked up awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for their reporting work. 

Photo Of The Week - Heavy Clouds & Streaming Light

Jun 25, 2020
Dawn Burns

WVPE's Photo of the Week features a balance of darkness and light along the shores of Lake Wawasee on the morning of May 15, 2020. Thanks to Dawn Burns for this submission. She says the scene struck her as being strange and beautiful all at the same time as she waited for the thunderstorm that loomed. 

Do you have a photo to share? 

Email us at wvpe@wvpe.org. 

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken. 

Andrew Kreider

It was twenty-five years ago.  Pastor Duane Beck of Belmont Mennonite Church had just done a funeral for a young man in the neighborhood who had died from a gunshot wound.  At the service, Pastor Duane told the young man’s friends: If you would like to do something to bring meaning and change from this death, then I’ll help you organize yourselves.  Out of that offer, a local movement began – it was entirely youth led, and it called itself Drop Your Guns.  Over the next number of months, DYG organized themselves into a hopeful force in Elkhart.  They spoke to local businesses, to churches,

Dan Boissy

Tuesday night (June 23) on 'J:Cubed,' WVPE's Karl Smith talks with guitarist and composer Adam Hawley. Join Karl at 9pm for 'J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd Power: Cool, Smooth and Hot!'

Some jazz lovers may also know Hawley as Dr. Adam Hawley. He has a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California. He's played with performers like Dave Koz (a guest on Karl's show last week), Natalie Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Peabo Bryson and more. 

Check it out Tuesday at 9pm. 

Justin Hicks/IPB News

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9 PM

Photo Of The Week - Fog On The River At Sunset

Jun 18, 2020
CJ Beutien

WVPE's Photo of the Week captures an image of fog on the St. Joseph River at sunset on Northside Blvd at 32nd Street in South Bend from last month.

Thanks to WVPE listener-member CJ Beutien for sharing this photo with us. 

Do you have an image to share? We'd love to see your submissions. Just email them to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken.