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9:55 am
Wed October 1, 2014

IPBS hiring part-time statehouse reporter

IPBS job description

The network of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, IPBS, is seeking  a part-time, contractor/freelance journalist who can increase the depth of our legislative reporting.  The ideal candidate should have an understanding of Indiana state government, a passion for good storytelling, experience writing for broadcast and web under tight deadlines. 

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10:52 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Indiana Lawmakers: Simplifying The Tax Code Is Easier Said Than Done

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Indiana lawmakers say they face a political conundrum when deciding what tax credits to cut.
Photo: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU-WTIU News Tax experts, officials from the Department of Revenue and lawmakers agree that the state's tax code needs to be simplified. But legislators say that's easier said than done. As part of the effort to revamp the code, several lawmakers met today in a legislative study committee.
Commentary
8:05 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Tiny House, Big Life

As we kiss summer goodbye and head back into our homes with their clanking furnaces, cozy blankets and pie, it’s a good time to consider the connections between our houses … and ourselves.

Some of the biggest ideas in home-building right now are quite … small.  Tiny, actually.  It seems like everyone, suddenly, is talking about tiny houses. And yes, that’s actually the term – not downsized, not small, but … tiny. The average size of a house in the U.S. is 2300 square feet, and tiny houses are about 400 – and sometimes more like 70.

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WVPE News
9:15 am
Tue September 23, 2014

South Bend Civic Theatre presents "Frankenstein" A new Creation

At South Bend Civic Theatre Warner Mainstage Auditorium Oct. 17 through Nov. 2

  WVPE is a media sponsor for  "Frankenstein" a world premier original adaptation of the novel by Mary Shelley at the South Bend Civic Theatre. Growing out of actor and designer workshops at SBCT, you will see a whole new take on the legend of a scientist playing God and facing the dire consequences of his actions. Don’t miss the birth of a new chapter in the story of SBCT!  Here is the link for ticket information.

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WVPE News
3:09 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

"Science Friday " host coming to Notre Dame

Ira Flatow coming to the University of Notre Dame

  Ira Flatow, host of the national radio show "Science Friday," will present a public lecture Oct. 13 at the University of Notre Dame and tape his national radio show before an audience here Oct. 15 in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Both events are among a series of activities that will take place during the next year hosted by the College of Science to celebrate 150 years of science at Notre Dame.

Flatow will present an address titled "Science is the New Sexy" at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Washington Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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WVPE News
10:45 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

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

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   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.

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