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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.

The University of Notre Dame announced today it is investigating allegations of academic fraud by several students, including four football players. The university says it has notified the NCAA, and the four football players will be held out of practice and competition until the conclusion of an ongoing investigation and the University honor code process.

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