Programs A-Z

  • In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes...

  • Welcome to The Back Porch!  Norm and Al will try to keep you up to date on top acoustic/Americana albums and other major acoustic music happenings around the WVPE listening area.   We hope you'll stop back often!

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  • Selected audio news-magazine programming from the British Broadcasting Corporation for the International audience, which includes the US.

  • Broadcasting live recordings of Memphis Blues in all its forms, Beale Street Caravan presents seasoned veterans along with up and coming artists.

  • Big Picture Science takes on big questions by interviewing leading researchers and weaving together their stories of discovery in a clever and off-kilter narrative style. What came before the Big Bang? How does memory work? Will our descendants...

  • Back in 1983 someone did music lovers in Michiana a big favor. Harvey Stauffer was asked to sit in--for one week--on a music program on WVPE. "The next thing I knew, I was hosting it," Stauffer recalls.

    After 30 years as the producer and...

  • Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers...

  • Since 1980, San Francisco-based non-profit City Arts & Lectures has offered unique programs with leading figures in arts and ideas. Each year there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations – and a few surprise performances,...

  • Each week, Cool Jazz Countdown highlights the Top 10 Jazz Albums in traditional and smooth jazz. It will help you stay on top of new jazz releases and reissues.

  • Thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. Tune in for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and...

  • A fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation. In every episode you’ll learn a joke… bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe… meet artists of note (for instance Willie Nelson, Venus...

  • Deep conversations that open the window on contemporary arts as well as current issues.

  • The Friday Night Special is a collection of programs that are not regular enough to hold their own slot, are a special biography feature, or are a showcase of additional programs carried by WVPE for additional exposure.

  • Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from the...

  • Humankind presents features that focus on personal ideals and values, including compassion, service, generosity and equality. The show seeks to provide a positive alternative to media negativity and exploitation.

  • Jazz By the Border was broadcast on WVPE Saturday nights from 9:00 pm-Midnight from 2001 to early 2015. Hosted by WVPE Program Director Lee Burdorf, the program was designed for true jazz fans featuring a larger variety of jazz...

  • Jazz Night In America is the next generation of multi-platform jazz programming from NPR Music, WBGO (Jazzset), Jazz at Lincoln Center and clubs across America. It's a weekly radio show with an internationally...

  • From the mind of Harry Shearer comes a weekly romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music

  • With in-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets, Marketplace is timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and...

  • Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition. Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and...

  • Examining the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

  • Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, On the Media decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day, and arms us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age. With compelling reporting and...

  • A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor often originating from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. PHC is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians,...

  • Explore science-related topics -- from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes. Listen to in-depth discussion with scientists and others from all walks of life whose work influences our daily lives.

  • Host Michael Feinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the years, changing with each interpretation and artist. Guests as diverse as Joshua Bell,...

  • Interviews with medical experts on a wide range of current, medical topics from Alzheimer research to the pandemic flu.

  • The radio show for people who love to eat provides listeners with information on food preparation, appreciation, and culture. The program features guests discussing travel-related material on restaurants and cuisine from around the country and...

  • An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to...

  • The Folk Sampler is a syndicated radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues coming to you from the foothills of the Ozarks since 1978.

  • There's a theme to each episode with a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe.

  • Warren Olney hosts a fast-paced, news based daily national conversation with experts focusing on the hot-button issues of the day.

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be...

  • Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The...

  • In January 2012, Rachel Martin began hosting the program. Previously she served as NPR National Security Correspondent and was part of the team that launched NPR's experimental...

  • Enter the mind of Jonathan Goldstein. It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. Each week, WireTap invites you to eavesdrop on a mix of funny, thoughtful and unpredictable stories and conversations. Whether it's a tale...

  • WVPE presents an acoustic mainstream jazz service focusing on a strong lyrical sound, designed to delight both casual listeners and passionate jazz lovers.