Special Programming

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

2018 Indiana State of the State Address

Jan 9, 2018

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 7 PM

88.1 WVPE and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations present Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's second address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly.

Thursday, Dec. 21, 9 PM

Join WVPE for special coverage on the tax code from Marketplace. This one-hour special will examine what the changes mean for the economy and you.  We'll look at the big picture and the small details -- how we live, govern, do business, save and get ahead.  We will answer listener questions throughout the broadcast.

A Paul Winter Solstice Celebration

Dec 19, 2017
© Kay Winter, 2013

Thursday, Dec. 21, 10 PM to 12 AM

Night of Hannukah Programming

Dec 15, 2017
WXQR

Monday, Dec. 18, 9 PM to 12 AM

Hanukkah Lights, 9 PM

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.

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party, 10 PM

All Songs Considered for the Holidays

Dec 15, 2017

Sunday, Dec. 17, 4 PM

Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and more special musical guests join All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton on a “steam engine to the north pole.”

Holidays of the Future

Dec 12, 2017

Monday, Dec. 11, 9 PM

A Marketplace Tech Holiday Special: What will the holidays be like ten years from now?  How will we buy things?   What other machines and bots will be around the dinner table? What companies will be household names?  How will people with less money be utilizing technology?  This special looks at current tech trends and predicts the lasting effects on our most special occasions.

The Afterlife of Otis Redding

Dec 8, 2017

Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 PM

Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash 50 years ago on Dec. 10, 1967. "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," which he wrote and recorded with Steve Cropper days before, subsequently became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts.

A Paul Winter Solstice Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 21, 10 PM to 12 AM

WFMT

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 4 PM

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at 9 PM

Is the old cliché true — is laughter the best medicine? Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, host of the podcast Only Human, go to a laughter yoga class to find out. Also, we hear from a neuroscientist who studies laughter and moonlights as a standup comedian. Comic Chris Gethard explains why he resisted getting help for his depression out of fear of losing his humorous edge—and how getting treatment transformed his career. And we find out when medical humor is – and is not – just what the doctor ordered.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM

For 2017, the Third Coast Festival is back with the annual "Best of the Best" broadcast featuring the winners of its annual documentary competition. In this two-hour special, host Gwen Macsai, presents the top radio stories of the year!

Truth, Politics and Power

Nov 20, 2017

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 9 PM

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at 9 PM

A talk about why trade was one of the biggest issues that got Donald Trump elected. What Americans stand to gain - and lose - by pulling out of trade deals. And what really happened to American manufacturing jobs. We’ll also see how the rest of the world is preparing for a massive shift in US policy, from a microbrewery in Tijuana to a medical manufacturer in Berlin.

His Blue Heaven: A Fats Domino Appreciation

Nov 20, 2017

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at 9 PM

Fats Domino, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89. Music historian and documentarian Paul Ingles has produced a 59:00 special that showcases Fat's legendary performances. It is a music-intensive hour with heart-felt and informational commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Scott Freiman, Nick Spitzer, Ben Sandmill, Rick Coleman and others.

Sound Opinions Remembers Tom Petty

Oct 12, 2017
soundopinions.org

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 9 PM

Through four decades of success, Tom Petty entertained audiences around the world. Nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis pay tribute to a man who defined classic rock. Petty died at age 66 after suffering cardiac arrest in his Malibu home October 2. Throughout the show, Jim and Greg play excerpts from an exclusive Sound Opinions interview with Tom Petty from 2003.

Program 1 - The Battle of the Airwaves

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 9 PM

The first hour of a two-part series that explores the music created during the Vietnam War, which expressed the deep divisions in the U.S. and provided a life line for GIs in Vietnam, as well as a source of healing when they came home.

Program 2 - The Soundtrack in Vietnam

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at 9 PM

The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel

Sep 20, 2017
radiodiaries.org

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at 9 PM

APM Reports: Hard to Read

Sep 18, 2017
APM Reports

How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 9 PM

APM Reports: Shackled Legacy

Sep 15, 2017
APM

Universities and the Slave Trade

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at 9 PM

Flyover from MPR News

Sep 7, 2017

Sundays at 4 PM beginning Sept. 10 through Nov. 26, 2017 (12 weeks)

Flyover from MPR News is a weekly, live, national call-in show focused on issues of American identity and the changing American dream as they are lived and experienced in the cities, towns, and rural areas that lie beyond the media spotlights in New York, D.C., and L.A.. A candid conversation full of life experiences and viewpoints from people across the aisle and between the coasts. 

APM

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at 9 PM

APM

Faces of the Shadow Class - College Dreamers in Trump's America

Monday, August 28, 2017, 9 PM

Six undocumented college students, all beneficiaries of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, tell their stories of challenges, hopes and fears as they make their way through college, all of them the first in their families to pursue a degree in the U.S.

Chelsea Beck / NPR

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9 PM

President Trump addressed the nation Monday night on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia.  The president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom offer context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

Monday, August 14, 2017, 9 PM

Much of President Trump’s populist support comes from people who are deeply worried about globalization and immigration. But Donald Trump’s pro-border wall, anti-NAFTA stance has strained US- Mexico relations. Can the two nations find common ground and work past the rhetoric?

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, 9 PM

Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour 8/6

Jul 31, 2017

"More Noir!"

Okay. We heard you.

Join us this Sunday night at 10:00 for the Folk Noir of Iowa's Society of Broken Souls and the Dog Noir of Indiana's Jim Yocom. You do not want to miss it. 

Blood, Lead and Soil: A Year In East Chicago

Jul 26, 2017

One year ago, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland told residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex they had to move out because of lead and arsenic contamination.

The announcement sparked a year of frantic action from residents, public officials, activists, and lawyers that’s still ongoing.

Monday, July 17 & 24, 2017, 9 PM

For decades, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has ranked highly on many All-Time Best Album lists. Celebrated as the first quasi-concept album in rock, fans and critics have long lauded the songcraft, the pioneering production sounds, and its colorful, now iconic, cover art. Some say it both reflected and drove the burgeoning youth culture through the "Summer of Love" in 1967.

Embedded Radio Special

Jul 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017, 9 PM

Capitol Steps

Monday, July 3, 2017; 9 PM

So you think you don’t have any plans for July 4th?  WRONG!  SAD!  Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets by listening to the Capitol Steps as they poke fun at today’s news with their brand new, one-hour 4th of July romp.  This special promises to be huge, fantastic, tremendous…believe me, believe me.

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