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WBEZ 91.5 offers over 560,000 listeners each week a wide variety of programs from news and public affairs to music and arts.  Chicago Public Media produces such distinctive and innovative programming as This American Life, Eight Forty-Eight, Sound Opinions, Worldview and Vocalo.org. WBEZ is the only Chicago area member station of NPR®, producers of Morning Edition® and All Things Considered®. We also broadcast programming distributed by Public Radio International and American Public Media as well as from many other national and international program sources.

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11 Pieces

Chicago Public Radio's coverage of the economic meltdown.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2009
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0 Pieces

WBEZ’s Curious City is a new approach to community-powered stories. The public poses questions about Chicago, the region and its people, votes on their favorites and teams up with WBEZ reporters to find answers. The outcomes range from videos to comic books to yes - radio stories! Here you can find a collection of our stories that relate to Chicago but have wider appeal.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 22, 2013
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16 Pieces

Got a question about Chicago, the region or the people who live here? Anything you’ve always wondered about, found peculiar or downright confusing? Ask questions, vote, discover answers. It’s your Curious City.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2013
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139 Pieces

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film, including: movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Filmspotting is available on PRX by noon (CST) on Fridays. Promos are available on PRX earlier in the week.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 30, 2014
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17 Pieces

This a series produced by Vocalo for WBEZ, called Live From Studio. LFS10,

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014
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21 Pieces

Presented here are finalists from the 2005 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2010
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23 Pieces

Presented here are the finalists from the 2007 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2007
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24 Pieces

Chicago Public Radio is pleased to distribute the 2008 collection of Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition studio recordings (LTAB2008), just in time for National Poetry Month. For the fourth year, the station invited competition finalists in-studio from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, and present these 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes) to you ? enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2008
Caption: Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition, Credit: Young Chicago Authors
24 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Radio is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition. For the sixth year, Chicago Public Radio invited competition finalists from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, to record their performance pieces in our studios. We present to you 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes.) Enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2010
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22 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2011 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2011

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You might be able to figure out your tolerance for the new "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" by the title alone. Got a soft spot for Fl...

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Caption: Fionn Whitehead in 'Dunkirk'
Christopher Nolan films are many things, but they are rarely straightforward (or short). So "Dunkirk" -- based on the legendary WWII rescue effort ...

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Caption: Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
Spidey’s back. Again. After suffering through a disappointing reboot in 2012 (and its 2014 sequel), the webslinger returns - this time under the gu...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
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Caption: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'
Religious experiences at the movies? You've had them, or witnessed them. Sometimes they're right in your face, while at other times, they're hidd...

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Caption: Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in 'The Beguiled'
Nearly 15 years after its release, "Lost in Translation" remains Sofia Coppola’s best-known film. (She won a Best Screenplay Oscar for it in 2004.)...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in 'The Big Sick'
Filmspotting speaks with Kumail Nanjiani, co-writer and star of Sundance hit "The Big Sick." Nanjiani also offers up the Top 5 films that most inf...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
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Caption: Joel Edgerton and Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Trey Shults' 'It Comes at Night'
Writer/director Trey Edward Shults knocked a lot of us out last year with his indie debut "Krisha." This year, he comes to the multiplex with "It C...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
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Caption: Gal Gadot as Diana in 'Wonder Woman'
As the first superhero movie directed by and starring a woman, "Wonder Woman" went into its opening weekend with more baggage than its male-centric...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
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Caption: Actor Tom Hanks on Nerdette
Guests on Nerdette always assign listeners homework, and we’ve compiled the BEST OF THE BEST into this hour-long Nerdette summer homework special. ...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Brad Pitt as Gen. Glen McMahon in 'War Machine'
Inspired by Gen. Stanley McChrystal's dramatic fall from grace in 2010 following a Rolling Stone profile, the new "War Machine" from Netflix puts a...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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