WBEZ

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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.

Series

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
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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: Paleontologist Paul Sereno
Why do dinosaurs ignite our imaginations and why do we have so many misconceptions about them? In this episode, Gabriel Spitzer tackles those quest...

Bought by KUT and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: www.wbez.org/cleverapes
In this episode, host Gabriel Spitzer explores the realm of the senses, finding out how cochlear implants are opening up a world of sound for the h...

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ham, the first chimp in space, Credit: NASA
In this episode, host Gabriel Spitzer considers what science has to learn from flying saucers, what it might take for humans to colonize space in o...

Bought by WVTF, WTJU, KBGA 89.9 FM, WRST-FM Oshkosh, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Jan 28, 2011
  • Length: 12:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Over this hour, we'll bring you highlights from the show's first half-year. We’ll learn about why kids play with fire, how vibrations let us peer ...

Bought by KUT and KZYX


  • Added: Dec 16, 2010
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mike Wong using mirror therapy., Credit: Spitzer/WBEZ
Mirrors treat phantom limb pain, chronic pain changes your brain, and one scientist's colorful guide to insect bites.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 12:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gordon's pez: an image of tensor glyphs baffles a spouse., Credit: Courtesy of Gordon Kindlmann
Some tough science threatens an otherwise happy marriage, and some gifted students try to unravel relativity.

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alexander Karczmar, at 93, is an authority on the brain and a student of the self.
How our brains age, and why some people manage to cheat death and stay sharp.

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What better symbol of human mastery over the power of nature than fire? Countless years of evolution have written fire into our DNA…No wonder kids ...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: La Chaire Trepidante: the 19th century vibrating chair invented to relieve Parkinsons's symptoms., Credit: Christopher Goetz
Treating Parkinson's with a vibrating chair; reading the rumblings of the earth; and a hip-hop battle of cosmic proportions.

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2010
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When we run out of ways to deal with a troubled child, often that child ends up in prison. In Illinois, thousands are incarcerated every year. We i...

Bought by WKCC, WTIP, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 28, 2010
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3