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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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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
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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
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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 10 Films of 2016, Part 2
2016 was a tough year. We lost icons like Prince, David Bowie and just days ago Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. And how about that not-divisive-...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:52
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2016, Part 1
A lot of usual suspects at the top of the box office charts in 2016: Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Harry Potter. And a lot of those movies? ...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
There’s no such thing as a small Star Wars movie, but without a roman numeral anywhere in its title the new "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" promises...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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PREVIEW THE HOUR NOW! http://www.prx.org/pieces/194893-the-view-from-room-205 "The View from Room 205" is a one-hour documentary that takes an unf...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
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Caption: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in 'La La Land'
It says something about the contemporary movie landscape that the prospect of a new live-action movie musical is as much of a curiosity as the high...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Hailee Steinfeld in Kelly Fremon Craig's 'The Edge of Seventeen'
In most teen coming of age movies, it’s usually the boys who do the coming of age. But in "The Edge of Seventeen," the focus is squarely on the gir...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Movies can entertain us, transport us and move us, but can they heal us? That’s the question Adam, Josh and Michael Phillips wrestled with as they ...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Royalty Hightower in Anna Rose Holmer's 'The Fits'
With Thanksgiving approaching, Adam and Josh give a shout out to some of the year's best overlooked movies. Along with the shortlist for the 2016 G...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight'
Director Barry Jenkins and playwright Tarell McCraney grew up in the same neighborhood in 1980s-era Miami. "Moonlight," based on an autobiographica...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'
The clown under the bed. The shadow on the other side of the shower curtain. The elevator filled with blood. Scary movies make an impression -- and...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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