| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Former WBEZ-FM 91.5 PR director Merillee Clark Redmond has sent over this remembrance Carole Nolan, who transformed the station from a sleepy, part-time classroom-of-the-air outlet to a full-service public radion station, died early this morning at age...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 1:45 AM
The recent controversy surrounding National Public Radio, in which a conservative operative caught top executives disparaging conservative groups and offering to protect a controversial donor, could not have come at a worse time for WVPE.
| Mar 15, 2011
| 1:45 AM
SOUTH BEND -- WVPE is not the only local public media station that would be affected by cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
According to President and General Manager Mary Pruess, PBS member station WNIT Television receives about one-...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would bar federal funding for National Public Radio -- a longtime target of conservatives irritated by what they consider the outlet's liberal bias.
The bill passed 228-192 in...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was formed with the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. As stated by President Lyndon Johnson when he signed the bill into law, while the CPB will receive support from the government, it will be...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:40 PM
If life is a banquet, playwright and actor Al Letson doesn't let a crumb go to waste.
"I do a lot of autobiographical work," said the author of "Crumbs," currently on the boards at Theatre Project. "I am concerned with the truth, if not the literal...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:47 AM
SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- A 25-year-old Mexican who signed up for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection plan aimed at speeding up frequent border crossings was caught with 637 pounds of pot, authorities said Wednesday.
The suspect was arrested about 10 a.m....
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
With the primaries in full swing, the cowboy poetry festival and Big Bird have returned to the news.
The Nevada festival is the most recent whipping boy for those who oppose government funding of the arts. Mitt Romney joined this chorus by suggesting...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:34 PM
What, exactly, does Mitt Romney have against Big Bird?
Well, he doesn't want the feathered 8-foot-tall bird on the federal dole. At least not when he's president.
Romney, the 2012 Republican candidate and former governor of Massachusetts, has taken...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Stanley Harrison, a communications and writing teacher who edited a scholarly journal about H.L. Mencken, died of cardiac arrest after a stroke April 5 at the home of a friend in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81 and lived in Florida and Woodbine.
Born in East...