Local News

One current and eleven former student-athletes with connections to Notre Dame competed or coached at the Olympic games that concluded last night in Rio. As WVPE’s Jon Huber reports, five won medals.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with the new superintendent of the South Bend Community schools.

President Barack Obama delivered his remarks about the economy at Concord High School in Elkhart Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Video of the President's appearance begins approximately 25 minutes in.

As Elkhart prepares for one more appearance by President Barack Obama, his first visit to the city as an Illinois senator running for the Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton reveals what has and hasn't changed.

Two days before the Indiana Primary Election, Obama visited Bank Street, talking with residents and shooting some hoops with kids outside Riverview Elementary School before he spoke with me by phone.

In Elkhart, Post-Recession RV Sales Boom Strains Workforce

May 23, 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made several stops in northern Indiana Thursday, the second day of  the "Start Your Engines" re-election campaign tour.

Pence appeared confident as he met with diners at Elkhart’s Mayberry Café. The incumbent GOP governor says he’s not concerned about Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s impact on his campaign.

Modernizing main street in South Bend and other Indiana cities.

WVPE Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith, co-author of "The Paradox of Generosity" about his research on the benefits of being a generous person.

WVPE Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Scott Jackson - executive director of Shakespeare at Notre Dame - about "First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" a display on campus of the first bound copy of all of Shakespeare's plays.

John Schalliol was executive director of the South Bend Airport for more than 30 years. He talks with life-long friend Ron Wiggins about how the airport has changed over the years.

South Bend Stories

May 22, 2015

The Salvation Army Kroc Center and 88.1 WVPE present South Bend Stories in celebration of the city's 150 year anniversary. These stories are produced in the Kroc Center Recording Studio as told by individuals in the community, for the community. New Stories will be aired weekly every Monday at 7:45 AM and 12:30 PM on WVPE throughout 2015.

The ML-12 shoots bean bags filled with tiny lead pellets to knock down — but not kill — its target.

The Pokagon Band says it wants a full-fledged casino, but federal law allows it to open a facility limited to electronic bingo machines with no state input.

Watch the full video (or skim for highlights) from last week's Science Friday live show in South Bend.

Pages