features

Just Eat It: Why Food Waste Matters

Apr 17, 2019
Daniel Ackerman

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9 PM

Presented by The Water Main from American Public Media, and hosted by Marketplace's Jed Kim, "Just Eat It" presents the environmental challenges of food production and waste in a way that entertains and inspires change, rather than guilt.

Agriculture accounts for two-thirds of the nation's fresh water use and half its land use. Despite this massive investment, America wastes 40 percent of its food.

Monday, April 8 & 15, 2019 at 9 PM

WVPE presents special Monday night broadcasts of Innovation Hub as a commemoration of Idea Week. 

For April 8: Humans, Animals, and Everything In Between - a look at the boundary between humans and animals.

For April 15: Loonshots and Voice Technology - an exploration of why we accept or reject new ideas, and the future of voice technology.

Michiana Chronicles: Oxalis

Apr 12, 2019
Ken Smith

Forty years ago, on a spring day much like the ones we’ve longed for since December, my college friends Colleen and Jeff packed up their U-Haul and drove off, leaving me standing in their driveway holding their houseplant, an oxalis. I didn’t know that a person could own one potted plant across an entire lifetime. But now, four decades later, that same oxalis has spent the winter in our south-facing upstairs window, waiting like us, for spring, when it can go back outside.