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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: Alexander Payne's 'The Holdovers' / Essential Werner Herzog Films
Alexander Payne reunites with Paul Giamatti for a holiday period comedy that is one of the director’s best—and one of the best of the year. Plus, t...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Michael Fassbender in David Fincher's 'The Killer'
David Fincher’s "The Killer" has more on its mind than mere genre thrills. Adam and Josh have a review of Fincher’s 12th feature, then run down the...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Sofia Copolla's 'Priscilla' / 'Fingernails'
Adam and Josh debate whether Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” is a new kind of biopic, or just more of the same. Then, each rank their top 5 Sofia Coppo...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Anatomy of a Fall' / 'All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt'
Praise for star Sandra Hüller in director Justine Triet’s slippery, sophisticated courtroom drama that puts a woman and her marriage on trial, "Ana...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' / Martin Scorsese films, ranked
Adam and Josh go long and deep the new film from cinematic master Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon," and do their best to rank their fa...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Movies Siskel & Ebert Got Wrong
Adam, Josh, and guest Matt Singer (“Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever”) wrangle with Gene and Roger over reviews of movie...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Wes Anderson's Roald Dahl shorts
Wes Anderson follows up this year’s “Asteroid City” with four short films, all adapted from Roald Dahl stories, for Netflix. This week, Adam and Jo...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'The Creator'
Is Gareth Edwards’ Humans vs. A.I. movie, "The Creator," the original piece of Hollywood filmmaking that we’ve been waiting for? Plus, a road map f...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Flora and Son' / 'Stop Making Sense' (revisited)
John Carney has given us a musical love story (“Once”), a musical coming-of-age story (“Sing Street”), and now, with the new “Flora and Son”, a mus...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:48:00
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Caption: Top 5 Music Docs, 'The Last Waltz' (at 45)
With Jonathan Demme's seminal Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense” back in theaters, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Music Docs, and give...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10