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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: 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
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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