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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

Latest Pieces

Caption: Satyajit Ray's 'Pather Panchali,' the first film in his Apu Trilogy
Indian auteur Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali" is considered one of the best films of all time according to the last Sight & Sound poll, which is c...

Bought by WRIR, WOUB, WNJR, KCMJ Community Radio, and KCPW Salt Lake City


  • Added: Jul 03, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'
Mr. Brown. Mr. White... Mr. Pink... This week on the show, a 'Sacred Cow' review of Quentin Tarantino's debut film, 'Reservoir Dogs.' Plus, Ada...

Bought by KSRQ, WRIR, WOUB, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WNJR and more


  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: From 'Furious 7'
Having gone from "Furious" novices to completists in the past couple of weeks, Josh and Adam are all revved up to discuss the latest installment, "...

Bought by KSRQ, WRIR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WOUB, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: 'The Breakfast Club'
If Josh is "The Brain," what does that make Adam – Vice Principal Vernon? Filmspotting commemorates the 30th anniversary of John Hughes' classic "T...

Bought by WRIR, KSRQ, WOUB, WNJR, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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To help ring in 2015, we bring you a rebroadcast of Adam and Josh's review of this year's most talked about film, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." Th...

Bought by KSRQ, WRIR, WOUB, KSKQ, and KCPW Salt Lake City


  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Crow Moses
On his album, Horse Heaven Hills, Crow Moses delivers a collection of songs that build upon Americana and folk traditions. Though this is his debut...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 56:50
Caption: Tall Walker
Chicago’s Tall Walker create songs that are contemplative in mood and delivered with a touch of Classic Rock sensibilities. The band evokes a sense...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:06
Caption: North By North
Chicago’s gritty blues rock trio North by North have done something very ambitious with their debut LP- they made it an 18 track double album, and ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:12
Caption: Aryk Crowder
It was in his late teens that Aryk Crowder got into the sounds of James Taylor, Maxwell and Prince. Taking notes from the greats he’s been admiring...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:11
Caption: The Orwells
In just under two years, The Orwells have released an official full-length and an EP, and their most recent full-length album "Disgraceland". With ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:17