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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:  Historic rail worker rowhouses in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood. The one on the right is boarded up and in foreclosure., Credit: WBEZ/Ashley Gross
WBEZ's Ashley Gross talks to people who are reviving neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 06:59
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The city of Chicago has $55 million to rehab, sell or rent more than 5,000 foreclosed residential buildings, so officials are enlisting the help of...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Adriene Hill looks at the etiquette of being unemployed.

Bought by Michigan Radio Economy Special and KUOW

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carole and her cat Romeo., Credit: WBEZ/Adriene Hill
Adriene Hill looks at what happens when unemployment benefits run out for some people.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 04:18
Caption:  The new Aqua tower is nearing completion at the northwest corner of Lakeshore East, a development that’s drawn families with kids and empty-nesters to downtown., Credit: WBEZ/Ashley Gross
There are 6,000 unsold homes in downtown Chicago, and that’s left many people questioning plans to create sustainable living in the area.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 06:34
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National banks are getting into the practice of modifying mortgages for homeowners facing foreclosure, and that worries some housing experts.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 05:42
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Some residents of a South Chicago neighborhood share what it's like to live on a "ghost block."

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 1
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That mix tape you received from an ex

Bought by KALW, KFAI Minneapolis, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Oct 27, 2009
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A one-hour, music rich appreciation of the legendary Chicago-born jazz saxophonist. Griffin died at the age of 80 on July 25, 2008.

Bought by Vermont Public, WNIJ, WCPN, and WNCU

  • Added: Aug 26, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Youth voices share their perspectives on Black masculinity.

Bought by WFAE, WEAA, New Hampshire Public Radio, WYSO, WCPN and more

  • Added: Jul 23, 2008
  • Length: 52:33
  • Purchases: 19