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9:16 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Bluegrass Gathering Coming to Warsaw PAC

Blue Mafia at Bluegrass Gathering Saturday September 27 at 7pm

  WVPE invites you to The Bluegrass Gathering at The Warsaw Performing Arts Center, Saturday, September 27 at 7pm.  The Goldmine Pickers, Circle City, and Blue Mafia all in one location with some bluegrass music that would impress even Bill Monroe (the father of Bluegrass).  Don’t miss this evening of knee slappin’ dowwn-home music!

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10:45 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

WVPE "Code" Rewards Every Ticket Purchase With an Additional Ticket.

Use WVPE code for bonus ticket reward

   On Friday, October 03, 2014, The Lerner will celebrate "Magic of Motown Music" featuring the Las Vegas touring act, The Temptations Revue, including Nate Evans and the Motown Rhythm Orchestra.

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Commentary
7:30 am
Fri September 19, 2014

A Visit with Mom

It was a low-key weekend back at my mother’s house in St. Louis. I cleared my work schedule and drove across Illinois on Thursday, accepting the boredom of the interstate highway in exchange for its efficiency. At least they’ve added a couple of wind farms in recent years, and standing above the bean and corn fields those white towers and the slow waving of those great white blades make the sky seem alive in a new way. I crossed the Mississippi River on the north side of St.

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10:52 am
Wed September 17, 2014

JLCO led by Wynton Marsalis at the Debartolo PAC

Marsalis Headlines JLCO performance September 28 at Debartolo PAC

  Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) led by nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Wynton Marsalis gave the Presenting Series’ inaugural performance, September 19, 2004, at The Debartolo Performing Arts Center.  They return to mark that special occasion in this 10th anniversary year, Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 PM.

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Commentary
8:30 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Girl and the First Day of Kindergarten

My lunches have been lonely. I mean, Libby is there, but one on one time is different than when it was Libby and Portia and I heatedly discussing how many carrots must be consumed. I miss Portia and Libby together, fighting and working things out. Or like today as together they make up "Nut Job: The Musical" at the breakfast table, the energy is just different. I don't exactly mind it, but I feel unsettled. My lunches are lonely because Portia started Kindergarten this Fall.

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9:37 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Propane Industry Tells Consumers To Prepare For Winter Now

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Summer isn’t over yet, but propane industry officials say it’s already time to start thinking about propane supplies for the coming winter.
Photo: Sylvia Bao WTIU-WFIU News The frigid winter that struck most of the Midwest last December and January made propane delivery difficult and pushed prices to new highs. So the Propane Education and Research Council hopes a campaign launched this week will teach consumers how to most efficiently conserve their propane and coordinate with their propane retailer *before* winter begins.
9:33 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Report: Climate Change Threatens Indiana’s Native Birds

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A new report from the Audubon Society predicts 314 North American bird species are at risk because of climate change.
A new Audubon Society report claims the combination of climate change and habitat destruction could put a large number of North American bird populations, including some native Hoosier birds, at risk sooner rather than later.
WVPE News
4:28 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

University of South Carolina Research Survey

  WVPE Pubic Radio is participating in a research project from the University of South Carolina. The more we learn about our audience the better we can serve you. Partnering with academics who work in the field is a sound way to learn about your listening, your opinions on supporting public radio and your community.

Would you help in this project by participating in a survey? The questionnaire should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please be assured it is entirely anonymous, unless you'd like to provide an email to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.

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WVPE News
3:42 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Volunteers Needed

WVPE Fall 2014 Membership Campaign

October 1 through October 7, 2014

Volunteer Sign-up Schedule

WVPE is in need of volunteers to answer telephones and take contribution information during our upcoming membership campaign. Please consider volunteering. We always have a great time visiting and getting to know each other.

If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Elaine Wolkins (574-262-5823) or ewolkins@wvpe.org.

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10:09 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Appeals Court Questions Approval Of Utility Rate Increase

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The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission recently allowed Duke Energy to pass the costs of building its Edwardsport plant on to its customers.
A state appeals court is asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for more information on why it's allowing Duke Energy to pass on costs of one of its power plants to consumers. To cover the costs of building its coal gasification plant in Edwardsport, Duke Energy has asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to let it make up those costs in the form of rate increases.

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