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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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Bipolar children and their families talk about their experiences with the disorder; doctors talk about how and why Bipolar diagnoses have increased...

Bought by WABE and KZYX

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 08:07
  • Purchases: 2
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One girl's struggle with mental illness.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 02:54
Caption: Nykea and Artie McGriff have struggled with Chicago Public Schools to provide adequate education for their son, Arthur.
A closer look at how, despite grant funding, many kids are still slipping through the cracks.

Bought by KPVL and KZYX

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Heinrich Jaeger demonstrates the jamming effect, which led to a soft robot., Credit: (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
What if the next generation of robots looks less like a humanoid, and more like a slug?

Bought by WTJU, KFAI Minneapolis, KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 5
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We remember the legacy of the Tevatron, the particle collider that was shut down in September of 2011.

Bought by KUT and WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 08:24
  • Purchases: 2
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After the anthrax attacks of 2001 the government chartered 13 high-security labs to study some of the world's most dangerous germs. Clever Apes got...

Bought by KUT, Vocalo.org, PRX Remix, and WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Sep 14, 2011
  • Length: 08:35
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Don White captures surround sound in downtown Chicago by mimicking human ears., Credit: WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer
Believe it or not, with just two little ears, humans hear in 3-D, and Clever Apes has captured it on tape.

Bought by KUER, WTJU, KFAI Minneapolis, PRX Remix, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more

  • Added: Aug 24, 2011
  • Length: 08:22
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Diagram of the holometer at Fermi Lab
In this episode, stories of two researchers: one measuring the shape of music, and another hunting for signs that the world is flat.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Aug 10, 2011
  • Length: 08:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lisa Utschig holds a vial of the protein active in photosynthesis.
In this installment, we consider why photosynthesis remains a puzzle to science. And we’ll find out how a research team at Argonne National Laborat...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KUT

  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A chimp at the Lincoln Park Zoo uses a stick to fish for food., Credit: Michael De Bonis/WBEZ
Humans have an incredible ability to fashion tools that make our lives easier and advance the goals of science, but we're not the only species maki...

Bought by KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KVMR, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jul 07, 2011
  • Length: 08:32
  • Purchases: 4