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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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Chicago Public Radio's coverage of the economic meltdown.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2009
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WBEZ’s Curious City is a new approach to community-powered stories. The public poses questions about Chicago, the region and its people, votes on their favorites and teams up with WBEZ reporters to find answers. The outcomes range from videos to comic books to yes - radio stories! Here you can find a collection of our stories that relate to Chicago but have wider appeal.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 22, 2013
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16 Pieces

Got a question about Chicago, the region or the people who live here? Anything you’ve always wondered about, found peculiar or downright confusing? Ask questions, vote, discover answers. It’s your Curious City.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2013
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249 Pieces

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film, including: movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Filmspotting is available on PRX by noon (CST) on Fridays. Promos are available on PRX earlier in the week.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 30, 2014
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17 Pieces

This a series produced by Vocalo for WBEZ, called Live From Studio. LFS10,

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014
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Presented here are finalists from the 2005 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2010
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21 Pieces

Presented here are the finalists from the 2007 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2007
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24 Pieces

Chicago Public Radio is pleased to distribute the 2008 collection of Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition studio recordings (LTAB2008), just in time for National Poetry Month. For the fourth year, the station invited competition finalists in-studio from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, and present these 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes) to you ? enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2008
Caption: Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition, Credit: Young Chicago Authors
24 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Radio is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition. For the sixth year, Chicago Public Radio invited competition finalists from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, to record their performance pieces in our studios. We present to you 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes.) Enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2010
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22 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2011 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2011

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Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras brings us rocket-fueled soul music with outer space themes.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Stevie Wonder should know the feeling of flattery well. His son...

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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Caption: Betty Davis, former wife of Miles Davis
This week, Ayana Contreras brings us vintage music from women whose careers were overshadowed by their associations with megastars. From the ex-wif...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
  • Purchases: 1
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It's Sociopath Week at the Filmspotting Lounge... half off Pabst Blue Ribbons and nitrous oxide chasers! The perfect combo to put you in the proper...

Bought by KSRQ, Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, WRIR, WOUB, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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William and Yvonne Russell talk about life after his return from Vietnam; and how they dealt with PTSD before the term existed.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:45
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Does it matter that we are being watched? This story explores young people's views on social media and government surveillance. Produced at Vocalo ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 07:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Vocalo contributor Alex Thibodeau talks about growing up biracial outside of Detroit… without the benefit of knowing his Jamaican father. He shares...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 2
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At some point or another we've all known a person that's really into shoes, but have you ever met a "sneakerhead"? Produced at Vocalo (90.7 FM Chic...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:18
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Stephanie has had a stutter for sixteen years. In those sixteen years, she never identified with her stutter. That is, until she finally learned to...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 10:19
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Ray has been an activist most of his life. He organized lunch counter sit-ins and participated in the March on Washington. When he was drafted to f...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 23:59