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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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227 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
Caption: Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition, Credit: Young Chicago Authors
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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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Poet Natalie Richardson, 16, is a junior at Oak Park and River Forest High School. This is her second year participating in Louder Than a Bomb. Eg...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:36
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Poet Keith Warfield, 18, is a senior at TEAM Englewood Community Academy High School. This is his fourth year participating in Louder Than a Bomb....

Bought by KHSU and KSFR


  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Tova Benjamin, 17, participated as an individual poet representing In One Ear Open Mic at the Heartland Cafe. This is her first year particip...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 03:34
Caption: Poet Malcolm London
Poet Malcolm London, 18, is a 2011 graduate of Lincoln Park High School and participated in Louder Than a Bomb for the third year, this time as par...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 02:44
Caption: Gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo, Credit: WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer
WBEZ's Gabriel Spitzer explains why figuring out high finance means you have to understand the critter economy.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, PRX Remix, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Joseph Orgel holds his sample of T. rex tissue. , Credit: (WBEZ/Michael De Bonis)
In this installment, Gabriel Spitzer discovers how an ancient specimen might rewrite prehistory, and maybe medical books, too.

Bought by KUT and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Mar 07, 2012
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Philip Janicak of Rush University Medical Center adjusts his TMS machine. , Credit: WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer
Host Gabriel Spitzer explores how doctors are using magnets to tweak the brain's machinery and treat depression. Plus, how magnets and radio waves ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KFAI Minneapolis, KISU, KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2012
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Clockwise and counterclockwise galaxies from the Hubble Telescope, Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team, STScI/AURA
Astronomers re-evaluate origins of our solar system and entertain the idea that the universe is shaped like a small doughnut.

Bought by KUER, New Hampshire Public Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2012
  • Length: 08:31
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Scientists say the intestines are like a second brain., Credit: (WBEZ/Michael De Bonis)
We take a trip into the emerging field of gut science and its effects on everything from cancer to dementia to obesity.

Bought by Raven Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KISU, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jeremy Irvine in 'War Horse', Credit: Photo by Andrew Cooper
New York film critics Alison Willmore and Matt Singer take over Filmspotting as they talk about the two holiday offerings from filmmaker Steven Spi...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1