One-On-One

Morning Edition Host Kent Fulmer interviews area leaders and newsmakers.

South Bend Art Beat Preview

Aug 19, 2021
Photo Courtesy Downtown South Bend

WVPE's Kent Fulmer Discusses this year's Art Beat with Kylie Carter, Interim Executive Director and Director of Marketing and Events for Downtown South Bend.

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Photo courtesy of Elkhart Community Schools

WVPE's Morning Edition Host, Kent Fulmer, discusses the new school year with Elkhart Community Schools Superintendent Steve Thalheimer. Click on the link to hear the full interview.

Elkhart Community Schools is the broadcast licensee of 88.1 WVPE.

Photo Courtesy of Berrien County Sheriff's Department

The Berrien County Sheriff's Department was recently gifted a device called an AquaEye by the family of drowning victim Cody Yergeau. WVPE's Kent Fulmer spoke with Undersheriff Chuck Heit about the gift. Click on the link to hear the full interiview.

Elkhart County Symphony

Kent Fulmer:  My guest today is Dr. Soo Han who is the…can we still say new…Musical Director of the Elkhart Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Han?

Soo Han:  Sure…it allows me a little bit more opportunities to mess up and be forgiven a bit more.

Kent Fulmer:  The orchestra is having their first public performance in quite some time, coming up this weekend, right?

Provided by Oaklawn

June is PTSD Awareness Month. WVPE's Kent Fulmer spoke to John Horsley, Vice President of Adult and Addiction Services at Oaklawn about post traumatic stress disorder.

Elkhart Community Schools

WVPE Morning Edition Host Kent Fulmer talks with Dr. Steve Thalheimer, Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools. They discuss education funding in the state of Indiana, the disadvantage Elkhart has in hiring and retaining teachers, and the upcoming referendum designed to address those issues.

Elkhart Community Schools is the broadcast licensee of 88.1 WVPE.

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WVPE's Kent Fulmer spoke to the Elkhart Co. Symphony conductor about a concert scheduled for Saturday. 

(A transcript of the interview is below.)

COURTESY OF THE POKAGON BAND OF POTAWATOMI

November is Native American Heritage Month.

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At the end of September, the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra announced the selection of Dr. Soo Han from the Cleveland, Ohio, area as the new conductor of the orchestra. WVPE's Kent Fulmer recently had a chance to interview Dr. Han about his appointment. Han is a first-generation immigrant and, for him, a career in music is part of living out the American dream.

May Is National Motorcycle Safety And Awareness Month

May 1, 2019

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Jay Jackson, the executive director of Abate Indiana, about how motorists can safely share the road with motorcyclists during the summer.

University of Notre Dame

A conversation with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly

Feb 1, 2017

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) shares his thoughts on the first week of the Trump Presidency and other issues.

A conversation with Lynn Coleman

Nov 3, 2016

WVPE Morning Edition host speaks with Lynn Coleman, the Democratic candidate for Indiana's second district seat in the U.S. House

A Conversation with Anne Reel

Sep 14, 2016

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Anne Reel, Director of The Humane Society of Elkhart County, about the society's new facility and capital campaign.

A conversation with West Hyler

Aug 16, 2016

WVPE Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with West Hyler, the director for The University of Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's production of The Tempest.

A conversation with Dr. Kenneth Spells

Jul 22, 2016

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with the new superintendent of the South Bend Community schools.

A Possible Restructuring for Elkhart Schools

Jun 21, 2016

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Elkhart Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Haworth about a possible restructuring throughout the school system.

BBQ Blues and Bluegrass in St. Joe this Weekend

May 20, 2016

Witney Behnke, executive director of St. Joe Today discusses Saturday's BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass event in downtown St. Joe.

A conversation with Tsung Yeh

May 6, 2016

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Maestro Tsung Yeh about his final concert tomorrow as the musical director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.

A conversation about One Book, One Michiana

Apr 1, 2016

WVPE Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith, co-author of "The Paradox of Generosity" about his research on the benefits of being a generous person.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Dale Ogden about the "Lincoln Mallet"

A Conversation with Indiana's New Poet Laureate

Jan 28, 2016

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Shari Wagner, the new poet laureate of Indiana - who also shares her poem, " The Lerner Theater 1953 Elkhart

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WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Peter Hanscom of Indiana Competes about his organizations efforts to ensure civil rights protections for LGBT Hoosiers and tonight's state of the state address.

WVPE Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Scott Jackson - executive director of Shakespeare at Notre Dame - about "First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" a display on campus of the first bound copy of all of Shakespeare's plays.

Exciting Programming Changes at WVPE

Sep 29, 2015

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Station Manager Anthony Hunt about new programs on WVPE.