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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
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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

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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
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How a child's mental illness forces a family to celebrate birthdays and take vacations separately in order to stay together.

Bought by WABE, KPVL, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Joey's family works together to provide a support network for the bipolar teen.
A family reshapes itself to accommodate their mentally ill son.

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 12:13
  • Purchases: 1
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According to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 15 percent of Latino youth in the Unit...

Bought by KZYX and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 11:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Straight or gay, coming to terms with one's sexuality is one of the biggest hurdles a teenager crosses. Transgendered people often face ridicule th...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 19:29
Caption: Julian's mother found help through a little-known and hard to obtain solution.
When a mentally ill child becomes unmanageable at home, his mother digs deep into the system to find state funding that will pay for his residentia...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 11:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Officer Julie Joyce is often a first-responder to mentally ill children, Credit: Courtesy of Julie Joyce
Exploring how first responders often have a say in the futures of mentally ill kids.

Bought by KZYX, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 09:02
  • Purchases: 3
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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