What's Going On...

It's Fall Membership Campaign Time!

Twice a year we take to the airwaves here at WVPE to ask you to support the programming heard here twenty four hours a day, seven days per week. For just 7 days, now through October 13th we take the opportunity to ask for your help. WVPE is member supported radio because over 50% of the operating budget comes from member contributions. If you have not yet done so, click here to complete your online contribution. Then you can go on your way, knowing that you have done your part to keep the...
Read More

British artist Andy Goldsworthy works in the fields and forests near his home in Scotland using natural elements as his media. His pieces have a tendency to collapse, decay and melt, but, as he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "It's not about art. It's just about life and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."

This post was updated at 1:00 p.m.

In a shocking move Thursday afternoon, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pulled out of the race for Speaker of the House, throwing the GOP leadership race into chaos and confusion.

According to Republican congressmen coming out of the caucus meeting — where lawmakers were expected to pick a successor to retiring House Speaker John Boehner — McCarthy told Republicans he didn't have a path to victory.

In a stunning turn of events, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has withdrawn from the race to become the next speaker of the House.

McCarthy was the favorite ahead of Thursday's closed-door vote by House Republicans. He was in a three-way race for the top spot in the House with Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Daniel Webster, R-Fla.

Michael Horn, the CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. business, appeared in Congress Thursday to answer lawmakers' questions about the German automaker's use of software in its diesel vehicles to fool emissions tests. VW has said some 11 million vehicles worldwide have the software.

Horn testified on the same day German prosecutors raided offices at Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg and elsewhere, seizing documents and records as they investigate the emissions scandal.

Updated at 12:56 p.m. ET.

Corrections officials in Oklahoma used the wrong drug to execute Charles Warner back in January.

A bill proposed Wednesday by two U.S. senators would require drugmakers and medical device manufacturers to publicly disclose their payments to nurse practitioners and physician assistants for promotional talks, consulting, meals and other interactions.

These are critical days for the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush.

The former Florida governor has been traversing Iowa this week, in effect reintroducing himself to voters, with the first-in-the-nation caucuses in that state now less than four months away.

This is not where Bush and his advisers expected to be when he got into the race early this year. Back then he was quickly labelled the front runner — the man to beat.

No one calls Bush that anymore, with the topsy-turvy, crowded GOP field with outsiders named Trump, Carson and Fiorina sitting atop the polls.

The Most Important Quiz Of The Day

2 hours ago

West Egg on a Seabiscuit with Lady Marmalade―yum! For our final round, every correct answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a breakfast food or beverage.

Heard in The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date

I Saw The Seinfeld

2 hours ago

In this game we put our VIPs, The Milk Carton Kids, on the same team. Kenneth describes famous Seinfeld catchphrases to Joey, who must guess the line. But there's a catch: Kenneth has never really seen Seinfeld.

Heard in The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date

Opposites Attract

2 hours ago

The word "sanction" can mean both "to approve or permit" and "to punish." Weird, huh? It's an example of a contronym: a word that can be its own opposite, or have two contradictory meanings.

Heard in The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date


WVPE Features

Exciting Programming Changes at WVPE

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