Special Programming

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

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 9 PM - 12 AM  

Once again, 88.1 WVPE, with support from the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, presents three hours of programming to commemorate the annual festival of lights.

  

9 PM Hannukah Lights

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah stories. written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.  

10 PM Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

Cameron Pollack / NPR

Former President George H.W. Bush is being honored with funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The 41st president will be eulogized by his son, former President George W. Bush, as well as a former U.S. senator and a former Canadian prime minister. Dozens of U.S. and world leaders are expected to attend the service.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 9 PM

This episode of Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour features Society of Broken Souls, Lincoln Junior High student Meg Robinson as guest announcer, and some interesting questions for the Shoot the Moon Radio Quiz Show, including a question about baritone guitar player, Duane Eddy.

Monday, November 26, 2018, at 9 PM 

November 22, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of one of The Beatles' most remarkable releases. The two-album set was officially called THE BEATLES, but it became known forever after as The White Album. It was the top-selling of all The Beatles' albums and ranks #11 on the all-time album sales list.

  

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Interviews - Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7 PM

MichMash Election Special - Friday, Nov. 2, 7 PM

Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth and WDET's Jake Neher discuss the three issues on the November ballot addressing marijuana, Gerrymandering, and voter access.

Mondays at 9 PM, October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 12 and 19

Indiana Senate Debate

Oct 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7 PM

Watch a live stream of the debate between candidates for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat; Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly; his Republican challenger, for State Representative Mike Braun, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton. The debate will also air live on 88.1 WVPE.

James Doyle / NPR

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

krpoliticaljunkie.com

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9 PM

As the 1968 presidential candidates left their conventions and moved into the general election, the nation was watching to see what would happen.  Would Richard Nixon, the Republican, hold onto his lead and become the 37th president?  Could Hubert Humphrey, the Democrat, unite the party in time to give himself a chance to win?  And what role would George Wallace, the candidate of the American Independent Party, have?  Could he get enough votes to throw the election into the House?

Some RESPECT for Aretha

Sep 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018 at 9 PM

Aretha Franklin's over 6 decade career is recalled by music documentarian Paul Ingles and a panel of music writers and commentators in the wake of Aretha's August 2018 passing at the age of 76.

Featured in the program are 20 of Aretha's legendary performances and commentary from Ann Powers of NPR Music, Writer and educator Rob Bowman, writer Ashley Kahn, writer and musician John Kruth, and public radio host Gwen Thompkins. 

1968: 50 Years Later - Part 2: A Party Divided

Aug 24, 2018
Bettman/CORBIS

Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9 PM

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus.

APM Reports: Order 9066

Aug 3, 2018
APM Reports

Monday, Aug. 6, 13, and 20, 2017 at 9 PM

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten “relocation” camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of them were American citizens.

Capitol Steps

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9 PM

Okay, we're behind on celebrating Indepence Day. But it's never too late to laugh with the Capitol Steps. If there’s anything both sides can agree on, it’s that we all could use a good laugh.

Death, Sex And Money: Manhood, Now

Jul 6, 2018
WNYC

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9 PM on WVPE News2 - Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9 PM on 88.1 WVPE

Making Obama

Jun 5, 2018
WBEZ, Chicago

Monday, June 11 & 18, 2018 at 9 PM

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.

David Kennerly / Getty Images

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9 PM

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus.

Royal Wedding Airs Live On WVPE News2

May 17, 2018
BBC

Saturday, May 19, 2018 6-9 AM

WVPE will air the BBC World Service's live coverage of the Royal Wedding. Nuala McGovern hosts the broadcast of nuptial festivities of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Coverage includes the Royal Wedding and the Wedding Parade.

Coverage starts at 6 AM EDT on WVPE News2.

New Intelligence Squared Debates

May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14 & 21, 2018 at 9 PM

May 14: Bitcoin is more than a bubble and is here to stay.

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7 PM

The candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Donnelly meet to debate one last time before the May 8 Primary Election. Former State Rep. Mike Braun faces off against U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita.

The debate sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission takes place at the studios of WFYI in Indianapolis and is moderated by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz.
 

Innovation Hub

Apr 30, 2018

Monday, April 23 & 30, 2018 at 9 PM

In conjunction with Idea Week at The Unviersity of Notre Dame, WVPE brings two extra broadcasts of Innovation Hub, which can also be heard Sundays at 9 AM on WVPE News2.

Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. Hosted by Kara Miller, the show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.

Invisibilia Season 4

Mar 23, 2018
NPR

Mondays at 9 PM, March 26, April 2, 9 & 16, 2018

Season 4 of Invisibilia will examine how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another... and what happens in the space in between.

Embedded: The Russia Investigation

Mar 19, 2018

Monday, March 12 & 19, 2018 at 9 PM

Two radio specials of NPR’s Embedded podcast, hosted by Kelly McEvers, showcase reporting on the investigation of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 US election.

The first program covers the question of “collusion” -- whether or not the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia.

Re:Defining Black History

Mar 19, 2018

State of the Reunion

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 9 PM

Getting to Know the Presidents

Mar 19, 2018

With Good Reason

Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9 PM

Sahar Baharloo / WNYC

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at 9 PM

Real Love with host Anna Sale is a one-hour Valentine’s Day Special from WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money. It’s a personal, honest look at love and how it defines the many chapters of life. Celebrities as well as listeners from all over the U.S. share their most intimate thoughts about falling in love, navigating the highs and lows of marriage, testing boundaries, forgiveness, and breaking up.

2018 State of the Union

Jan 30, 2018
Liam James Doyle / NPR

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9 PM

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the speeches live.

The Emergence of Linda Ronstadt

Jan 29, 2018
Michael Ochs

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9 PM

The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans.  The program features hits and deep album cuts from all of her many genre explorations and  commentary from Peter Asher, J.D. Souther, Maria Muldaur, John Boylan, and others plus Linda herself.  

Hosted by Paul Ingles

WAMU

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at 9 PM

A year after President Trump's inauguration, Diane Rehm returns to the airwaves to talk with a panel of top political analysts about how the country has changed since his election, and what's ahead for the White House, Congress and voters in 2018.

Guests include:

Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent, New York Times

Juana Summers, senior writer, CNN Politics

Beyond #MeToo

Jan 19, 2018
WNYC

Monday through Thursday, January 22-25, 2018 at 8 PM on WVPE News2

Sexual harassment and gender discrimination have been met with a grassroots response in the #MeToo moment. WNYC is producing four one-hour conversations focused on what we need to do as a society to remedy widespread sexual harassment.

The four night broadcast event will cover the workplace, corrective responses, how we are raising and educating our children in this environment and how men can play a role in the solution.

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at 9 PM

In this Humankind special, host David Freudberg takes a look back at the stunning display of forgiveness and nonviolence by the traumatized family members of Mother Emanuel church congregants, who were gunned down in 2015, in the wake of the gunman’s conviction.

We also hear stories of peacemakers who draw from their diverse lives and religious traditions as a basis for breaking down barriers and promoting conflict resolution.

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