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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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11 Pieces

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
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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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Martin Woods talks to Audra Wilson about the challenges and the rewards of being a Black Operatic Baritone from the West Side of Chicago, and takin...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 08:55
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Artist and Chicago native, Maria Gaspar, interviews neighbors to uncover their opinions about what it means to live next to one of the largest pre-...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 13:37
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The word "gesture" isn't typically associated with sound; but verbal gestures have become a major part of the English language.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:47
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O Captain! My Captain! if Robin Williams ever failed to seize the day, it wasn't on camera. Filmspotting celebrates the life of the late actor and ...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
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What are the origins of this dance? How did it begin? Who are the rising talents of this subculture based on the West Side of Chicago? And how has ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 11:57
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Joshua Sirotiak seeks out the history of Second Line Jazz culture in New Orleans. Along the way, he finds a few answers to questions about his own ...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
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ALL NEW! Nine years, four months and 20 days in the making... Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and Slate's Dana Stevens join Adam and Jos...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Josh Larsen, Michael Phillips, Dana Stevens and Adam Kempenaar
Filmspotting is gearing up for another live event--Filmspotting 500. With that in mind, we bring you this special rebroadcast of Filmspotting, whe...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 52:00
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Caption: Scene from Joon-ho Bong's 'Snowpiercer'
Adam and Josh review writer-director Joon-ho Bong's latest, "Snowpiercer," starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton. Plus, they run down...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Hosts Tricia and Greta bring you the stories of muckraker Nellie Bly, painter Georgia O'Keeffe and jazz singer Nina Simone. We talk to authors, une...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 27:00
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