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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
Caption: The View from Room 205
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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: Brooks College Prep's Lyrikally Xplicit, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Sex Sells is a team piece about the objectifying stereotypes of women, performed by the poets of Lyrikally Xplicit from Gwendolyn Brooks College Pr...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
Caption: Antwon Funches, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Antwon Funches, 15, is a freshman at Simeon Career Academy and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the first time this year. His piece "You...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:47
Caption: Mariah Starks, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
Poet Mariah Starks, 15, is a freshman at Simeon Career Academy and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the first time this year. Her piece, "The...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:17
Caption: Writers Never Die, Simeon Career Academy, Credit: (WBEZ/file)
"The Pursuit of Happiness" is a team piece about addiction performed by the poets of Writers Never Die from Simeon Career Academy: sophomore Deandr...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:01
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Filmspotting celebrates its 400th episode in front of a live studio audience at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Adam and Josh are joined by special guest...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 08, 2012
  • Length: 53:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Megan Bang helped incorporate systems-level thinking into the design of an early education classroom., Credit: (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
We go back to one of the first lessons kids learn about science, and what it says about how human minds develop. As children discover the natural w...

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2012
  • Length: 08:16
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Poet AJ Tran
Poet AJ Tran, 18, is a senior at Northside College Prep. This is the second year she has represented her school at Louder Than a Bomb, which advan...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Poet Ashley Gonzalez
Poet Ashley Gonzalez, 18, is a senior at Northside College Prep. This is the second year she has represented her school at Louder Than a Bomb, whi...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:53
Caption: Northside College Prep Slam Poetry Team
The Commute is a team piece performed by the poets of Northside College Prep Slam Poetry Team: seniors Ashley Gonzalez, 18, and Tyler Sauter, 18, a...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:53
Caption: Poet Kristen Turner
Poet Kristen Turner, 17, is a senior at Kenwood Academy. This is the second year she has represented her school at Louder Than a Bomb, which advanc...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:50