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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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244 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
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24 Pieces

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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Adam Kempenaar and guest host Josh Larsen (LarsenOnFilm.com, ThinkChristian.net) discuss director Steve McQueen's new film starring Michael Fassben...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: :30
Caption: Rock paper scissors, and its variations, may lie hidden in the math that underlies natural systems. (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer), Credit:  (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
Behind the workings of nature, there is math. It's the blueprint for galaxies and atoms. But WBEZ's science experiment is about to make it look eas...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 08:15
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Marius Stan and Dan Pancake lead double lives on top of their scientific pursuits.
We explore the secret lives of nuclear scientists and learn why these brainiacs are way more interesting than you’d have ever imagined.

Bought by WTJU and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: 08:20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in 'Like Crazy'
Adam Kempenaar and guest host, film journalist Alison Willmore (contributing writer, the AV Club), review the romantic drama, 'Like Crazy.' They'l...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: :31
Caption: Elizabeth Olsen and Sarah Paulson in 'Mary Marcy May Marlene'
Adam Kempenaar and guest host Josh Larsen (LarsenOnFilm.com, ThinkChristian.net) discuss Martha Marcy May Marlene, featuring Elizabeth Olsen, the y...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2011
  • Length: :30
Caption: Ana is in her early twenties and is living at a facility run by Thresholds: the largest mental health agency in Illinois.
People between the ages of 18 and 25 are the most likely of any age group to experience mental illness. They’re also the least likely age group to ...

Bought by WABE, PRX Remix, KPVL, KSFR, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 09:23
  • Purchases: 5
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A teenage girl describes how her mental illness effects her relationship.

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A reporter shadows a teacher in Lakeshore Hospital's psychiatric ward.

Bought by WABE, KPVL, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 28, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 3
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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