Special Programming

Here is a list of special programs that air Monday nights at 9  and at other times outside of our normal schedule.

In Deep: One City's Year of Climate Chaos

Oct 18, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 9 PM

Climate change has long been a threat that loomed in the future, the stuff of computer modeling and expert forecasts, an issue many policymakers treated as a theoretical calamity we wouldn’t confront for years to come. But no longer. Communities across the United States are experiencing the effects of climate change in the here and now. Floods, fires, mudslides and storms — fueled by a warming climate — are devastating homes, towns and lives.  

Photos provided by Jarrod Lawson, Dannie Place and Collin Mattiford

‘The Sauce' with host Dawn Burns is back for the program's October installment Monday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Enjoy this one-hour monthly radio broadcast focusing on the arts, music and culture in the Michiana area. Celebrate the vibrant and flavorful melting pot of local and regional talent. The Sauce is produced by Karl Smith (J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd power)

https://www.jarrodlawson.com

https://www.dannieplace.com

Monday Night Special-Sacred Ground: A 9/11 Story

Sep 17, 2021
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On September 11, 2001, United Flight 93 was hijacked by four Al Qaeda terrorists. The passengers and crew fought back and because of that, the plane crashed outside of Shanksville, Pa., instead of its likely target: the U.S. Capitol.

Photos provided by Russell Gunn and Mike Struwin. Photo by Melissa Stilwell

The Sauce' with host Dawn Burns is back for the program's September installment Monday September 13th at 9:00pm eastern.

Enjoy this one-hour monthly radio broadcast focusing on the arts, music and culture in the Michiana area. Celebrate the vibrant and flavorful melting pot of local and regional talent. The Sauce is produced by Karl Smith (J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd power). 

 

 

Brooklyn-Based Mulebone Brews Up Relationship Blues on the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour

Who Wants to be a Teacher?

Aug 30, 2021

Monday August 20, 2021

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Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9 PM

When you visit one of the Great Lakes, whether it’s a sandy beach or a rocky coastline, it’s hard to imagine how something so big could be affected so profoundly by alien invasive species, or pollution, or climate change. This Environment Report special looks at each of these threats.

Photos provided by Kenny Garrett, Bryan Lubeck, Stephen and Mary Merriman

'The Sauce' with host Dawn Burns is back for the program's August installment Monday August 9th at 9:00pm eastern.

Enjoy this one-hour monthly radio broadcast focusing on the arts, music and culture in the Michiana area. Celebrate the vibrant and flavorful melting pot of local and regional talent. The Sauce is produced by Karl Smith (J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd power). 

https://www.kennygarrett.com

Wild Rose Moon

Monday, August 2, 2021 at 9 PM

Silky smooth harmonies echo forth from 88.1 WVPE as Melissa Carper, Rebecca Patek, and Brennan Leigh hold court on the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour.  These women are seasoned veterans of the southern music scene and they render the wonderfully nostalgic songs off Melissa’s new album, Daddy’s Country Gold, with effortless grace. 

Monday, July 26, 2021 at 9 PM

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9 PM

Witness History: Pride Month

Jun 28, 2021

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9 PM

From Witness History by the BBC World Service, remarkable stories of LGBT+ rights, told by the people who were there. We hear stories of fighting homophobia in Uganda; how LGBT people in China sometimes arrange fake marriages to hide their sexuality; and meet the transgender American tennis player who fought for the right to compete in tournaments as a woman in the 1970s.

The Freed People

Jun 21, 2021
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Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9 PM

Written and produced by David Freudberg, The Freed People is a one-hour documentary that examines a time when the United States faced an unprecedented refugee crisis: 4 million slaves had been emancipated, primarily from plantations where they’d been held captive, following the bloody Civil War. Most possessed no more than the clothes on their backs and were now suddenly homeless and jobless. 

All Photos Provided By Charlie Porter, Darryl Buchanan and Chris Greene

  'The Sauce' with host Dawn Burns is back for the program's June installment. 

Enjoy this one-hour monthly radio broadcast focusing on the arts, music and culture in the Michiana area. Celebrate the vibrant and flavorful melting pot of local and regional talent. The Sauce is produced by Karl Smith (J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd power). 

 

Wild Rose Moon

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 9 PM

This episode of the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour features songwriter Matt Watroba.

Hip Hop And Healing: Commemorating Tulsa

May 30, 2021
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Monday, May 31, 2021, at 9 PM
 

A century ago, one of the worst episodes of racial violence in US history took place - the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Greenwood was a prosperous and thriving district, nicknamed 'Black Wall Street' because it was a mecca for Black entrepreneurs and businesses. On Memorial Day 1921, a young shoe-shiner, Dick Rowland, was wrongly accused of attacking a white girl in an elevator - a charge she would quickly recant.

Spotlight On Rethinking Mental Health Care

May 17, 2021
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Monday, May 17 & 24, 2021 at 9 PM

 

The nation’s mental health crisis is worsening with the COVID-19 pandemic. About two in five adults reported struggling with their mental health, including substance use, in the last year. That’s twice the number of Americans who typically experience a mental illness in any given year. It’s time to rethink mental health care.  

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Monday, April 26, 2021, at 9 PM

Elmer Street: The Northside

Apr 14, 2021
Photo provided by Karl Smith, Logo by Tiana Batiste Waddell

WVPE's Karl Smith steps out of his usual role as host and producer of shows that focus on music and the arts to look at a piece of South Bend's secret history.  It's a program based in part on the book Better Homes of South Bend along with personal recollections from Karl's family and friends.

 

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9 PM

Hour Six: "Music" and "More Music and Less Talk"

In the first half of the hour, we hear how African American musicians found more acceptance as major record companies recognized the crossover appeal of Black music. In the second half of the hour, we hear about how AM radio lost its popularity to FM and how big personalities survived and prospered.

'Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was' is the story of radio’s role in the 20th century transformation of the African American community. This is another installment of a segment that first aired in 1996. The specials have been reformatted into six hours for 2021. Original host Lou Rawls guides us, with new narration from original producer Jacquie Gales Webb.

Janet Flahaven-Law

The Sauce with host Dawn Burns debuts Monday, March 15th at 9:00pm.

 

A one-hour monthly radio broadcast focusing on the arts, music and culture in the Michiana area. Celebrate the vibrant and flavorful melting pot of local and regional talent. The Sauce is produced by Karl Smith (Host of J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd Power.)

 

On Monday, March 15th hear the backstory of Latin rock band Lalo Cura, singer-songwriter Anessa Sheikh and composer, bassist and educator Buddy Pearson.

 

Kelly Manke, Young at Heart Photography

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 at 9 PM - Hello World!

Wild Rose Moon

This month's Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour features  Zach Dubois, Cindy Boener, George Schricker, Jacob Moreno, Cindy Davis, and "Lightnin' John" Bahler.

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Join us on 88.1 WVPE on the evening of MLK Day at 9pm for 'MLK and The Fierce Urgency of Now' from "The Takeaway." Co-hosted by Tanzina Vega of "The Takeaway," Jami Floyd of WNYC, and Brian Lehrer of WNYC, this hour unpacks the implications of the election through the prisms of civil rights and modern-day social justice.

Special Programming Monday From 9-10pm On 88.1 WVPE

Jan 7, 2021
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9 PM: "John Lewis: Profile in Peace" 

On July 27, 2020, memorial ceremonies were held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for civil rights icon John Lewis. At that time, Peace Talks Radio offered its platform to capture the tributes, interviews, and speeches that recall the life and legacy of Lewis. Listen Monday, Jan. 11th at 9pm on 88.1 WVPE.

Christmas Day Programming On 88.1 WVPE

Dec 24, 2020

9 AM to Noon - Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites

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At 9 PM we begin with Hanukkah Lights. 

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