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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: Johnny Depp in 'Black Mass'
Master of Disguise Johnny Depp goes Southie as infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the new film "Black Mass." Josh and Adam eat some chowdah ...

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Caption: Olivia DeJonge and Deanna Dunagan in Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit'
A trip to grandma and grandpa's house takes a turn for the Brothers Grimm, and my, Adam and Josh never realized what big teeth they had! Filmspotti...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2015
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Caption: Elisabeth Moss in 'Queen of Earth'
Live from the rooftop of Nakatomi Plaza, it's Filmspotting, where this week Adam and Josh welcome special guests Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh, Prince...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
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Caption: Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond film, 'Spectre'
If the summer and year-end movie seasons are all about expectation, fall… is all about surprises. Hopefully good ones. The Chicago Tribune's Michae...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
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Caption: Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke in 'Mistress America'
Of current actor-director combos, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are significant for their writing partnership – and for Gerwig’s impact on Baumbac...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2015
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Caption: From Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Look of Silence'
With 2012's "The Act of Killing," director Joshua Oppenheimer delivered one of the most acclaimed, innovative - and harrowing - documentaries in re...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
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Caption: Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel in 'The End of the Tour'
Since his death in 2008 at age 46, a kind of cult following has developed around writer David Foster Wallace. For proof, look no further than the e...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
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Caption: Julie Christie and Omar Sharif in 1965's 'Doctor Zhivago'
Back in March, Adam and Josh celebrated Filmspotting's 10th anniversary with the Top 10 Blind Spots – significant oversights in their ongoing film ...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
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Caption: Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'
Former Dissolve Managing Editor Genevieve Koski joins Scott Tobias for week 2 of The Dissolve's Filmspotting residency. It's also week 2 of putting...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
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Caption: Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Southpaw'
For two years, members of The Dissolve staff put blood, sweat and tears into running their great film site – and all you get is a lousy top 5 list....

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
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