StationAccount image

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.


Caption: www.wbez.org/cleverapes
30 Pieces

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
Caption: PRX default Series image
0 Pieces

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

Latest Pieces

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
Caption: (flickr/groverweb)
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
Piece image
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
Caption: Heinrich Jaeger demonstrates the jamming effect, which led to a soft robot., Credit: (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
What if the next generation of robots looks less like a humanoid, and more like a slug?

Bought by WTJU, KFAI Minneapolis, KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
We remember the legacy of the Tevatron, the particle collider that was shut down in September of 2011.

Bought by KUT and WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 08:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: www.wbez.org/cleverapes
After the anthrax attacks of 2001 the government chartered 13 high-security labs to study some of the world's most dangerous germs. Clever Apes got...

Bought by KUT, Vocalo.org, PRX Remix, and WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Sep 14, 2011
  • Length: 08:35
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Don White captures surround sound in downtown Chicago by mimicking human ears., Credit: WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer
Believe it or not, with just two little ears, humans hear in 3-D, and Clever Apes has captured it on tape.

Bought by KUER, WTJU, KFAI Minneapolis, PRX Remix, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more

  • Added: Aug 24, 2011
  • Length: 08:22
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Diagram of the holometer at Fermi Lab
In this episode, stories of two researchers: one measuring the shape of music, and another hunting for signs that the world is flat.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh

  • Added: Aug 10, 2011
  • Length: 08:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lisa Utschig holds a vial of the protein active in photosynthesis.
In this installment, we consider why photosynthesis remains a puzzle to science. And we’ll find out how a research team at Argonne National Laborat...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KUT

  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 2