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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: 'American Fiction' / 'Rustin' / Sundance 2024
Adam and Josh do a little catch-up with reviews of newly minted Oscar nominees “American Fiction” (Best Picture, Best Actor/Supporting Actor) and “...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 2024 Movie Preview, Death Match Edition
Rather than a preview of the year-to-come in film, Adam and Josh bring a Mad Max inspired format: Two films enter, one film leaves in their 2024 De...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Filmspotting's Live 2023 Wrap Party
Adam and Josh head west for the 2023 Wrap Party, sharing their favorite scenes of the year, along with Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Mia L...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Ferrari' / 'Maestro' / 'Wonka' / 'The Color Purple'
It’s the 2023 movie orphans show, with reviews of late-year releases from Michael Mann (“Ferrari”) and Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”), along with thoug...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Barbie' / 'Oppenheimer'
To kick off the new year, we revisit the most anticipated double feature in years -- Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" and Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" ...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In part 2 of their year-end best of picks, Adam, Josh are joined by special guests hosts Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Marya E. Gates dive...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Best Films of the Year, Part 1 (Consensus Picks)
In part 1 of their year-end best of picks, Adam, Josh are joined by special guests hosts Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Marya E. Gates -- a...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The 30 Best Performances of 2023
With the year 2023 near its end, Adam and Josh sift through their lists of the best as they run down their favorite film performances of the year. ...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 'Poor Things' / 'May December'
Playing catchup ahead of their year-end Top 10s, Adam and Josh dig into the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Ridley Scott, and more, with...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: From the Archive: Alien (sacred cow review) / Top 5 Joaquin Phoenix Performances
Inspired by the new film "Napoleon" -- directed by Ridley Scott and starring Joaquin Phoenix -- Adam and Josh pull from the show archives to revis...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6