Special Programming

Here is a list of special programs that air Monday nights at 9  and at other times outside of our normal schedule.

Capitol Steps

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9 PM

Okay, we're behind on celebrating Indepence Day. But it's never too late to laugh with the Capitol Steps. If there’s anything both sides can agree on, it’s that we all could use a good laugh.

Death, Sex And Money: Manhood, Now

Jul 6, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9 PM on WVPE News2 - Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9 PM on 88.1 WVPE

Making Obama

Jun 5, 2018
WBEZ, Chicago

Monday, June 11 & 18, 2018 at 9 PM

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.

David Kennerly / Getty Images

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9 PM

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus.

Royal Wedding Airs Live On WVPE News2

May 17, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018 6-9 AM

WVPE will air the BBC World Service's live coverage of the Royal Wedding. Nuala McGovern hosts the broadcast of nuptial festivities of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Coverage includes the Royal Wedding and the Wedding Parade.

Coverage starts at 6 AM EDT on WVPE News2.

New Intelligence Squared Debates

May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14 & 21, 2018 at 9 PM

May 14: Bitcoin is more than a bubble and is here to stay.

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7 PM

The candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Donnelly meet to debate one last time before the May 8 Primary Election. Former State Rep. Mike Braun faces off against U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita.

The debate sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission takes place at the studios of WFYI in Indianapolis and is moderated by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz.

Innovation Hub

Apr 30, 2018

Monday, April 23 & 30, 2018 at 9 PM

In conjunction with Idea Week at The Unviersity of Notre Dame, WVPE brings two extra broadcasts of Innovation Hub, which can also be heard Sundays at 9 AM on WVPE News2.

Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. Hosted by Kara Miller, the show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.

Invisibilia Season 4

Mar 23, 2018

Mondays at 9 PM, March 26, April 2, 9 & 16, 2018

Season 4 of Invisibilia will examine how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another... and what happens in the space in between.

Embedded: The Russia Investigation

Mar 19, 2018

Monday, March 12 & 19, 2018 at 9 PM

Two radio specials of NPR’s Embedded podcast, hosted by Kelly McEvers, showcase reporting on the investigation of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 US election.

The first program covers the question of “collusion” -- whether or not the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia.

Re:Defining Black History

Mar 19, 2018

State of the Reunion

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 9 PM

Getting to Know the Presidents

Mar 19, 2018

With Good Reason

Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9 PM

Sahar Baharloo / WNYC

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at 9 PM

Real Love with host Anna Sale is a one-hour Valentine’s Day Special from WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money. It’s a personal, honest look at love and how it defines the many chapters of life. Celebrities as well as listeners from all over the U.S. share their most intimate thoughts about falling in love, navigating the highs and lows of marriage, testing boundaries, forgiveness, and breaking up.

2018 State of the Union

Jan 30, 2018
Liam James Doyle / NPR

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 9 PM

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the speeches live.

The Emergence of Linda Ronstadt

Jan 29, 2018
Michael Ochs

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9 PM

The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans.  The program features hits and deep album cuts from all of her many genre explorations and  commentary from Peter Asher, J.D. Souther, Maria Muldaur, John Boylan, and others plus Linda herself.  

Hosted by Paul Ingles