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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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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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79 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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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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21 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

Latest Pieces

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64 films. Only one survives. Welcome to the Madness. In the 2018 edition of Filmspotting Madness -- Best of the 90s -- the championship round had ...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton in 'Ordinary People'
Worse than a coven of witches? The 'Burbs. "Suspiria" star Jessica Harper has appeared in over 20 films since the mid-'70s, but she's also had a c...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUU-LP, KCPW Salt Lake City, WRIR and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Keanu Reeves in 'The Matrix' (1999)
For the second film in their "9 From '99" series, Adam and Josh reconsider the Wachowski Sisters' seminal sci-fi film, which, while a popular and c...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WMUU-LP, WRIR, KSRQ, and KCPW Salt Lake City


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part'
"The Lego Movie" was Josh's #1 film of 2014. Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" made Adam's Top 10 of the same year. Five years later, Emmet Brickowski an...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KSRQ, KCPW Salt Lake City, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: WBEZ's Making Obama
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 t...

Bought by KUOW, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUER, KRWG, Indie3 Radio and more


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 31
Caption: WBEZ's Making Obama
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 t...

Bought by KUOW, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUER, KRWG, Indie3 Radio and more


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 33
Caption: Prison photos of Ricky Amos (left), and the wrongfully incarcerated Richard Jones (right)
Richard Jones was sentenced to 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Seventeen years in, he discovers he has a look-alike, with the same...

Bought by KOSU, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WGCU, KUNM, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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. ...

Bought by KZYX, WCNY, KOSU, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WUTC and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 29
Caption: Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle in 'T2 Trainspotting '
"Trainspotting" wasn't huge hit in its day, but the 1996 film made an impression on a generation of young film fans thanks to its visual flair, mem...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., XRAY.fm, WRIR, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Hugh Jackman in 'Logan'
The tale of the once-great gunslinger forced out of retirement for one more job is a familiar one, but not one we’ve seen adopted by the superhero ...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio, WQCS, WRIR, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 11