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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: 'Network' (7 From '76) / 'Laura' ('40s Noir #3)
A primal scream from the post-Watergate American malaise, "Network" is a movie entirely of its time that manages to speak directly to ours. Adam an...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Movie Meals
Inspired by the visually striking - and slyly funny - new documentary "The Truffle Hunters," Adam and Josh consider the greatest meals they've ever...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Taxi Driver (7 From ’76) / This Gun for Hire (40s Noir #2)
Set post-Vietnam in the Big Apple at its filthiest, Martin Scorsese's Best Picture-nominated "Taxi Driver" is very much of its time, but the film's...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Top 5 Anthony Hopkins Performances
A five-time Oscar nominee, Anthony Hopkins has played a Pope, a psychopath and the most loyal of butlers. He's also killed vampires, fought a bear ...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Jodie Foster in 1991's 'Silence of the Lambs'
Based on Thomas Harris's grisly 1988 bestseller, Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs" was, on its February 1991 release, an immediate critic...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Judas and the Black Messiah' / 'The Letter' (40s Noir #1)
The new Fred Hampton biopic "Judas and the Black Messiah" gives as much time to the FBI informant (Lakeith Stanfield) who infiltrates Hampton’s Bla...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: All the President's Men (1976) / Malcolm & Marie
It doesn’t take the investigative powers of a Woodward or Bernstein to pick up on the giddiness that Adam and Josh bring to their review of "All th...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 2021 Movie Preview
As goes Bond, so goes the rest of the movie year. With Bond 25 “No Time To Die” recently moving to October -- along with several other high-profile...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Best Scenes of 2020 / Golden Brick Winner
It goes without saying that the best movies also have their share of great movie moments, so this year’s Wrap Party allows Adam and Josh to share m...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Gal Gadot in 'Wonder Woman 1984' and Tom Hanks in 'News of the World'
For the first proper show of the new year, The Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips joins Josh for reviews of a couple of late-2020 releases: the Tom...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5