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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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25 Pieces

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
Caption: Studio 312 host Jimmy Carrane
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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
Caption: The State We're In (WBEZ)
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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
Caption: The View from Room 205
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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

Latest Pieces

Caption: Christian Robinson
Poet Christian Robinson, 18, is a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School; he competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing his high sch...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:32
Caption: Sherry Reuter
Poet Sherry Reuter, 17, is a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School; she competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing her high school....

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:16
Caption: Elisha Miles
Poet Elisha Miles, 17 (who turned 18 during the competition), is a senior at Northside College Prep; she competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 repres...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 03:13
Caption: Benj Sullivan-Knoff
Poet Benj Sullivan-Knoff, 18, is a senior at Northside College Prep; he competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing his high school. His piec...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:36
Caption: Team Northside College Prep
This team piece is performed by the team representing Northside College Prep, comprised of poets: Nina Coomes,17, Benj Sullivan-Knoff, 18, Elisha M...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:56
Caption: Briana Tomlinson
Poet Briana Tomlinson, 16 (who turned 17 during the competition), is a junior at Kenwood Academy and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a membe...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:51
Caption: Slayton Goodman
Poet Slayton Goodman, 17, is a junior at Kenwood Academy and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a member of team Epic Sound representing his hi...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:23
Caption: Team Kenwood Academy
This team piece is performed by Kenwood Academy’s Epic Sound, comprised of poets: Ashaki Howard, 17, a senior; Kristen Turner, 16, a junior; Rachel...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:56
Caption: Samuel Carroll
Poet Samuel Carroll, 17, is a junior at Lincoln Park High School and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a member of team Youmedia Chicago. For...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 03:04
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Caption: Dominique James
Poet Dominique James, 16, is a sophomore at Walter Payton College Prep and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a member of team Youmedia Chicago...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:27