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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: Kristen Stewart in Kelly Reichardt's 'Certain Women'
For certain film lovers, a new Kelly Reichardt film is an event. Spare and deliberately paced movies like "Wendy and Lucy" and "Meek's Cutoff" are ...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Documentary director and producer, Steve James
Back in June, IDA and Chicago's Kartemquin Films invited Adam to host a career-spanning conversation with documentary filmmaker Steve James ("Hoop ...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Colman Domingo and Nate Parker in 'The Birth of a Nation' (2016)
Director Nate Parker came out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January with an award-winning debut film and talk of being an Oscar front-ru...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Denzel Washington in Spike Lee's biopic 'Malcolm X'
Denzel Washington has been nominated for an Oscar in every decade since the ‘80s. He’s been a consistently bankable star for just about that long, ...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Oliver Stone's 'Born on the Fourth of July'
In the 1980s and '90s, Oliver Stone was one of the most vital and high-profile directors working in Hollywood. "Platoon," "JFK," "Natural Born Kill...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Tom Hanks stars in 'Sully'
When a couple of American movie icons pair up, it’s sometimes a little surprising to realize that they’ve never worked together before. In the case...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Teri Garr, Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman in 'Young Frankenstein'
Earlier this year, the BBC polled movie critics worldwide for the best films of the 21st century. The resulting list -- the Top 100 of the new mill...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Markees Christmas and Craig Robinson in 'Morris from America'
Single dad moves to Germany for work bringing his reluctant, rap-obsessed teen son along with him. The Sundance-friendly plot made comic drama "Mor...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'
Citizen Kane, Vertigo, The Godfather. 200 years from now, will anyone even remember these movies? Or are we currently overlooking the classics of t...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Julian Dennison in 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'
New Zealand director Taika Waititi got on a lot of people’s radars last year with his hilarious vampire mock documentary "What We Do in the Shadows...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9