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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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WBEZ’s science experiment, “Clever Apes” is a nano-sized show with a cosmic scope. It tells the stories of the rich scientific community of the Chicago area, its quirky characters and the fascinating, often mind-bending questions they’re out to answer. But it is not so Chicago-centric that it won't work for your town.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2012
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From Nobel Peace Prize winners to Nicaraguan sweatshop workers, Worldview highlights a range of voices that go beyond the headlines.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2011

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Caption: Host Gabriel Spitzer and producer Michael De Bonis, Credit: (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)
This science special is perfect for your holiday programming needs. We've gathered our favorite segments from 2011 and gift-wrapped them in this ho...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio

  • Added: Dec 07, 2011
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael Fassbender in 'Shame'
Adam Kempenaar and guest host Josh Larsen (LarsenOnFilm.com, ThinkChristian.net) discuss director Steve McQueen's new film starring Michael Fassben...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: :30
Caption: Rock paper scissors, and its variations, may lie hidden in the math that underlies natural systems. (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer), Credit:  (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
Behind the workings of nature, there is math. It's the blueprint for galaxies and atoms. But WBEZ's science experiment is about to make it look eas...

Bought by WTJU, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 08:15
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Marius Stan and Dan Pancake lead double lives on top of their scientific pursuits.
We explore the secret lives of nuclear scientists and learn why these brainiacs are way more interesting than you’d have ever imagined.

Bought by WTJU and WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: 08:20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in 'Like Crazy'
Adam Kempenaar and guest host, film journalist Alison Willmore (contributing writer, the AV Club), review the romantic drama, 'Like Crazy.' They'l...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: :31
Caption: Elizabeth Olsen and Sarah Paulson in 'Mary Marcy May Marlene'
Adam Kempenaar and guest host Josh Larsen (LarsenOnFilm.com, ThinkChristian.net) discuss Martha Marcy May Marlene, featuring Elizabeth Olsen, the y...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2011
  • Length: :30
Caption: Ana is in her early twenties and is living at a facility run by Thresholds: the largest mental health agency in Illinois.
People between the ages of 18 and 25 are the most likely of any age group to experience mental illness. They’re also the least likely age group to ...

Bought by WABE, PRX Remix, KPVL, KSFR, and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 09:23
  • Purchases: 5
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A teenage girl describes how her mental illness effects her relationship.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 08:00
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A reporter shadows a teacher in Lakeshore Hospital's psychiatric ward.

Bought by WABE, KPVL, and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 3
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How a family's effort to provide for their mentally ill child turns into a custody battle with the state.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 07:29
  • Purchases: 1