The South Bend Chocolate Company has been making handmade chocolates since 1991.  The makers of Classic American Chocolate announce their selection of holiday treats which include Chocolate Charlie, JanglePretzels, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cookie Crunch, Snowballs and of course Gift Certificates. 

Southold Dance Theater Presents "The Nutcracker"

Dec 1, 2019

Southold Dance Theater continues the tradition this holiday season by offering multiple opportunities for the community to see The Nutcracker at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend.   

Here at WVPE we are counting on you on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd. The day has become a worldwide opportunity to show your generosity to the local organizations making a difference in your 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. 

What is your 'Giving Story' for Giving Tuesday?

This fall, WVPE sustaining member, Shelby Herms, shared her 'Giving Story' with us. Please watch the video and let Shelby help you get inspired to make a gift to WVPE on Giving Tuesday.   Do it right now by clicking here.

Photo Of The Week - Frosty Morning

Nov 28, 2019
John L. Trapp, Buchanan

Thanks to John L. Trapp of Buchanan for our Photo of the Week. John took this on Crescent Lake near Buchanan as the seasons transition from fall to winter and as the day was transitioning from frosty to clear.  

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.


Shop. Click. And the next day, your purchase is on your doorstep.

Amazon has changed the face of shopping, but at a surprisingly high human cost. On Black Friday soon to be followed by Cyber Monday, we look at what’s behind those smiling packages and expose the dangers of working at Amazon.

We start with an investigation from Reveal’s Will Evans into workplace injuries and safety culture at Amazon warehouses. While Amazon touts its workplaces as safe and efficient, Evans finds that many are much more dangerous than the industry average.

Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour Featuring Bill Scorzari

Nov 27, 2019
Bill Langdon

Listen Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9 PM

A Note Of Thanks From WVPE

Nov 27, 2019
La Johnson/NPR

On this Thanksgiving Day, we at your local NPR station are taking a moment to reflect.

There is so much to be grateful for. 

It continues to be a privilege to serve our audience with the mission to inform, entertain and inspire. 

We are thankful to our listeners and content users on all platforms. You make us relevant.

PRX & Best of the Best: The 2019 Third Coast Festival

The Third Coast International Audio Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast, featuring the winners of the 2019 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation competition. In this four-part special, host Gwen Macsai presents the top audio stories of the year — and dives deep with some of the producers for a behind-the-scenes look at making beautiful stories in sound.

Christmas Eve Programming On 88.1 WVPE

Nov 27, 2019
Mike Timo/Getty Images

Dec. 24 at 7pm: All Songs Considered for the Holidays: Bob And Robin's Holiday Cruise to Bermuda

This year, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton decide to get away from it all with a holiday cruise to Bermuda. Along the way they meet a few special guests aboard the ship, including John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, William Shatner, Lucius, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Rodney Crowell, who all try to share their own good cheer for the holidays.

Hanukkah Programming On 88.1 WVPE On Dec. 23

Nov 27, 2019
Courtesy of Amelia Wolf

Hanukkah Lights 2019 will air at 9pm.

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

Your Backyard Could Help Migrating Birds Survive

Nov 26, 2019
Seth Tackett/WTIU

Purdue University researchers say migratory bird populations are going down because of climate change and habitat loss — but urban and suburban Hoosiers can help. 

Jessica Outcalt is a PhD candidate through Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. She says parks and backyards in Indiana’s urban and suburban areas can provide migratory birds with food and shelter from predators.

Outcalt says Hoosiers who want to help can plant native trees, shrubs, and grasses in their yards — but even smaller actions can make a difference.

Photo Of The Week - "Snovember"

Nov 22, 2019
Dave Coulston, Niles

The clashing of two seasons, fall and winter, is depicted in our Photo of the Week. Dave Coulston of Niles calls this "Snovember." He captured this image in his backyard last week. Dave probably puts it best when he says, "There will still be leaves to deal with when this snow has melted." So true Dave. 

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

Over the last few months, Morning Edition on-demand has been available to audiences across the country. As we have seen the adoption of smart speakers grow, we want to remind you that Morning Edition is available on-demand wherever and whenever you start your day.

All IN: Red For Ed

Nov 19, 2019
Lauren Chapman/IPB News

More than 60 school districts across Indiana cancelled classes today, as thousands of teachers signed up to rally at the Statehouse ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

Red for Ed Action Day is organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the group says it’s focused on three things: repealing new career awareness licensing rules for educators, avoiding penalties for schools and teachers because of low ILEARN scores, and using state surplus money to better fund schools.