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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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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
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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

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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
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Our childhood memories may not always be reliable, but they have a lot to teach us about how we think, learn, and build an identity. In this episod...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KSJD, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WTJU, KISU and more

  • Added: Dec 14, 2011
  • Length: 08:22
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Morgensen in 'A Dangerous Method'
Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune joins Adam this week to discuss David Cronenberg's biopic on psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, "A ...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: :30
Caption: Host Gabriel Spitzer and producer Michael De Bonis, Credit: (WBEZ/Andrew Gill)
This science special is perfect for your holiday programming needs. We've gathered our favorite segments from 2011 and gift-wrapped them in this ho...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio

  • Added: Dec 07, 2011
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael Fassbender in 'Shame'
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...

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

  • 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