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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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Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) presents the latest series of studio recordings featuring finalists from the 2012 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 27, 2012
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25 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) presents the latest series of studio recordings featuring finalists from the 2013 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition, including the heart-wrenching "Found Letters to My Granddaughter" and the viral successes "Thick" and "Ray" - all under 3 minutes!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2013
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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.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 23, 2018
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Nerdette is a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life. Hosts Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen talk to people about their obsessions: from science to science fiction, great lady nerds of history to Beyoncé.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2017
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A new series investigating mental illness in youth.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2011
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A sound-rich, experimental comedy program from WBEZ-FM Chicago Public Radio

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2005
Caption: Studio 312 host Jimmy Carrane
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Studio 312 is an offbeat celebrity interview segment hosted by Chicago comedian and radio personality, Jimmy Carrane. Carrane's quirky interview style is humorous and informative. His comedic approach delivers a satircal take on the serious or hard-ball interview. Think: Stephen Colbert-meets-Jiminy Glick. Carrane asks the questions that everyone else is too polite to ask, often with hilarious consequences. His quirky style, and half-insider half-clueless persona, allows his guests to reveal a side of themselves you wouldn’t normally hear. Previous interviews include Conan O’Brien, Frangela, Cindy Crawford, Tommy Chong, Harold Ramis and Dr. Laura Berman, to name a few. Studio 312 is a co-creation between Jimmy Carrane and WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio. The segment airs regularly on WBEZ's award-winning morning magazine program, Eight Forty-Eight.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Sep 04, 2009
Caption: The State We're In (WBEZ)
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Host Jonathan Groubert and WBEZ have teamed up to bring back the revered program, The State We're In. In Season 1 of this reboot, you'll hear astonishing true and personal stories from all over the globe. The sonically beautiful, and narratively gripping "talkumentary" program brings you guests who will amaze you, break your heart or leave you laughing -- sometimes, all at once.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Jan 13, 2014
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EMBARGOED FOR AIR UNTIL JANUARY 16, 2017 AUDIO AVAILABLE FOR STATIONS TO AUDITION "The View from Room 205" is a one-hour documentary that takes an unflinching look at the intersection of poverty and education in this country. It tells the story of a fourth grade classroom at William Penn Elementary, a public school in one of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods, North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side. The documentary weaves together human stories in the school, from the children to their teacher to the principal, and pulls back to explain the big picture. It looks at poverty’s hold on school achievement and explores the unintended consequences of a core belief driving school reform today – that poverty is no excuse for low achievement.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Jan 10, 2017
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Content produced and presented by Vocalo for WBEZ.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014

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Caption: Top 5 M/ Night Shyamalan Moments / 'Knock at the Cabin' review
M. Night Shyamalan is on the short list of big-budget filmmakers who reliably bring original stories to the multiplex, which means that enthusiasm ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 2023 Movie Preview
Gerwig, Nolan, Wes, Scorsese. The new movie year is full of promise. For their '23 Movie Preview, Adam and Josh look to avoid getting burned by the...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Filmspotting 2022 Wrap Party, Live from Brooklyn
Delayed nearly three years by the pandemic, but, in many ways, 18 years in the making, the show's live NYC debut was worth all the waiting. Joined ...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'White Noise' / Top 5 Noah Baumbach Characters
With the help of regular collaborators Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach leaves the big city -- and reality -- behind for his ambitious a...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, Filmspotting offers up a lookback at two meaty pieces from the past year. Starting things off, Adam and Josh revisit their review of the...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2022, Part 2
Filmspotting returns with part 2 (of 2) of their look back at the Top 10 Films of 2022 -- aka, Filmspotting's 18th annual "films-of-the-year roundt...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2022, Part 1
Filmspotting returns with its 18th annual "films-of-the-year roundtable." Or, as listeners call it: The Top 10 Films of the Year. This is part 1 of...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Avatar: The Way of Water'
It's been so long since the first "Avatar" that it came out two years before Josh was even on the show. But back in 2009, Josh was a fan of James C...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Best Performances of 2022 / Sight & Sound
With Adam and Josh facing a deadline for submitting their Chicago Film Critics Association best of the year ballots, they use this episode to hash ...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'The Fabelmans' / 'The Eternal Daughter'
With "The Fablemans," what appeared to be Steven Spielberg’s portrait of the filmmaker as a young man turns out to be a more complicated autopsy of...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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