NPR Launches New Podcast - 'Coronavirus Daily'

Mar 18, 2020

These last few weeks have been unpredictable and uncharted territory with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, our nation is relying on the public radio network to provide the trusted, rigorous, fact-based journalism necessary to sort through this crisis.

2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Jan 8, 2020

The 2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge is officially open for entries. 

The Challenge is aimed at students between grades 5 and 12, and NPR Ed will provide a series of suggested prompts and a guide for student podcasters and their teachers. NPR hopes to generate a lot of excellent material from around the country and hope this will give us a chance to add youth voices into the national conversation.

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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.  

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As the 2020 election season approaches, NPR has been conducting a series of "Off Script" conversations with presidential candidates. 

Friday and Saturday mornning NPR will air its "Off Script" conversation with Pete Buttigieg.

NPR's Scott Simon, the host of Weekend Edition Saturday is interviewing Buttigieg in South Bend. They will be joined by two area undecided voters. 

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at 9 PM

NPR presents a one-hour special remembering longtime correspondent and one of the "founding mothers" of NPR, Cokie Roberts. The special is hosted by Michel Martin and features friends of Cokie’s, as well as audio of her reports and commentary over the years.

IU South Bend via Facebook

WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of the IU South Bend Piano Series which will bring internationally recognized pianists to the campus.  Debuting September 20th  at 7pm will be the first concert in the series which will feature Christopher O’Riley.

O’Riley is known to many as the long-time host of the NPR classical music program From the Top.

Guest artists during the Piano Series will not only perform, but will also present a masterclass and seminar as well.

More information, including how to get tickets, can be found below. 

"It's Been A Minute" Comes To WVPE News2

Jun 27, 2018
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Saturdays at 5 PM on WVPE News2

'It's been a minute' is another way of saying 'let's catch up.' Host Sam Sanders does just that every week with two guests in a conversation about news, culture, and everything. Not just what happened each week, but how it felt. Plus, deep dives — conversations with one guest, or on one topic. The world is complicated and people are, too — and sometimes you just need to talk it out.

Launched as a twice a week podcast in 2017, this is now a weekly hour-long radio program with 4 key segments.