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3:36 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Art Attack in Harbor Country April 24-26

 

   Join the excitement of the Midwest's most eclectic, interactive celebration of "All that is Art." Enjoy a full palette of colorful activities including gallery receptions, artist’s demonstrations, exhibitions, music, wine tasting, open houses and an overall great time!

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11:04 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Budget Amendments On LGBT Civil Rights, School Bus Ads

Republicans rejected more than a dozen Democratic amendments, including proposals to alter education funding and increase money for public mass transit.
Photo: Noah Coffey (Flickr) Senate Republicans Tuesday rejected a slew of amendments to the state budget offered by Democrats. That includes one aimed at continuing a recent discussion over the civil rights of gays and lesbians.
10:59 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Bill Regulating High-Fenced Deer Hunting Defeated Again

The Senate voted down the measure that would have imposed restrictions while officially sanctioning some high-fenced hunting preserves.
For the second year in a row, the Senate shot down a bill regulating Indiana's high-fenced deer hunting preserves. The legality of the state's high-fenced hunting facilities has been the subject of legislative debate and court proceedings for a decade. This year's legislation would have limited the industry to the four existing preserves and imposed significant regulation.
10:00 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Rally Today Against Repeal Of Common Construction Wage Law

The Indiana General Assembly plans a vote this week on the bill.
Indiana contractors plan to rally today at the Statehouse to stop a proposed repeal of the 80-year-old Common Construction Wage law. The Indiana General Assembly plans a vote this week on the bill. Its changes create new regulations for contractors - including requirements for training workers and a ban on paying them in cash.
WVPE News
3:05 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Tickets now on sale for A Prairie Home Companion Tent Simulcast!

  WVPE’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Tent Simulcast and After Party will feature a video feed of the sold out show in the Goshen College Music Centers’ Sauder Concert Hall, held in a large tent adjacent to the Music Center simultaneous to the live show on May 2nd, from 5:30-8:00pm.

The simulcast  will feature heavy Hors D ‘Oeuvres and include a Dance Party afterwards until almost 11:00pm with the WVPE ‘house band,’ The Elwood Splinters Blues Band.

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8:53 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Indiana Communities Updating Non-Discrimination Ordinances

In response to RFRA, community leaders across Indiana are updating ordinances to make sure people can’t be discriminated against based on sexual orientation.
Community leaders across Indiana are updating their ordinances to make sure people can't be discriminated against based on sexual orientation in response to the state's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Some Hoosiers feared the original version of the law that aims to protect religious liberties would nullify local non-discrimination ordinances.
8:51 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Pence’s Balanced Budget Amendment Survives Committee Vote

The amendment would prohibit the state from spending more in its budget than it's expected to collect in taxes.
Governor Mike Pence's proposed balanced budget amendment narrowly survived a House committee vote Tuesday. The balanced budget amendment that Governor Pence proposed in his State of the State address would prohibit the state from spending more in its budget than it's expected to collect in taxes.
10:36 am
Tue April 7, 2015

INDOT, FRA Reach Deal To Keep Hoosier State Line Running

The line, which has faced several threats of closure in recent months, was set to cease operation at the end of this month if a deal wasn’t reached.
Indiana Department of Transportation officials have reached an agreement in principal with the Federal Railroad Administration to keep the Amtrak Hoosier State Rail Line running indefinitely. The line, which has faced several threats of closure in recent months, was set to cease operation at the end of this month if a deal wasn't reached.
WVPE News
2:19 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Thank You!

  Thank you to everyone who made our success possible.  WVPE's recent Spring Membership Campaign could not have happened without all of you who renewed support, made additional gifts, or became brand new members.  WVPE members are truly the "public" in Public Radio.  

In addition, the following restaurants provided meals and snacks for our phone volunteers during the campaign:

Between the Buns Corporate

Calahan’s Restaurant, Elkhart IN

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Commentary
7:40 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Gimme Shelter

My daughter is building a shanty. 

She comes from a long line of shanty builders.  In our family, we have been building these makeshift dwellings since our oldest child first set foot in Central High School.  It's a project for World Geography -- normally sometime in ninth grade.  And it's a great opportunity . . . for procrastination.

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