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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
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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: Top 5 Joaquin Phoenix Performances / 'Beau Is Afraid'
Joaquin Phoenix. Enigmatic, tortured, funny. It’s the Oscar-winning actor’s best from his ‘90s breakthrough with Gus Van Sant, to his partnerships ...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Florence Pugh in Ari Aster's 'Midsommar'
Guest critics Tasha Robinson (The Next Picture Show, Polygon) and Angelica Jade Bastién (Vulture, New York Magazine) join Josh for a lively debate ...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'How to Blow Up a Pipeline' review
Daniel Goldhaber's "How to Blow Up a Pipeline" shows impressive craft and is fueled by real generational anxiety about the climate crisis, but does...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Showing Up' / 'Air'
This week, we find out where Adam and guest host Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) stand on Ben Affleck's bio-sports-pic on Chicago's hero, Michae...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'John Wick: Chapter 4' - Endurance Test or Series’ Best
John Wick 4's 169-minute run time could be seen as a betrayal of its lean and mean origins, or a welcome embrace of its byzantine mythology and inc...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Books That Should Be Adapted Into Movies
The new book from film writer Kristen Lopez asks, “But Have You Read The Book?” Kristen joins Adam and Josh for a conversation about books they hav...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'The Big Lebowski' at 25
The Coen Brothers followed up their Oscar-winning "Fargo" with a stoned, shaggy-dog film noir riff, "The Big Lebowski." The box office bomb went on...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Creed III'
It takes a star of great confidence to play opposite the electrifying Jonathan Majors. And while "Creed III’s "Michael B. Jordan is up to the chall...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: 2023 Oscar Picks
Adam and Josh compare Oscar ballots with the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips, sharing picks for who will win, who should win, and who should hav...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Films of 1973 / 1960s Madness Play-Ins
Coming on the heels of the era-defining “The Godfather” in ’72, the 1973 movie year had a lot to live up to. But if Adam and Josh’s Top 5 of 1973 i...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9