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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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12 Pieces

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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25 Pieces

Content produced and presented by Vocalo for WBEZ.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014

Latest Pieces

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His sixth year in the competition, Nate says this piece is about poetry, the Slam, and the positive impact it can have on youth. Nate Marshall is ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:26
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Her first year in the competition, Annie says this piece is about a boy who thought he deserved a story. Annie Kahane is 19 years old and a member...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:04
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Her third year in the competition, Deja says this piece is an about the under appreciation of female MCs. Deja Taylor is 18 years old and a membe...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:24
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Her fifth year in the competition, Supreme says this piece is about a longing for home (Chicago) and feeling displaced after heading off to college...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:52
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His fourth year in the competition, Jesse says this piece is about the bible's opinion on homosexuality. Jesse Welsh is 17 years old and a member ...

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Her first year in the competition, Elisha says this piece is about being friends with your imaginary friend once again. Elisha Miles is 14 years o...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:54
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His fourth year in the competition, Adam says this piece is a poem for his Grandma - it's a beautiful reflection on a Chicago landmark. Adam Gottl...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:13
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Her fourth year in the competition, 'Imagine Amaya' says this piece is an about the world in 50 years - what kind of woman would you like? She is ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:05
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This is the group piece (4 poets) performed in-studio by Northside College Prep High School, which was a team finalist in the 2008 Louder Than a Bo...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:08
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Her first year in the competition, Melanie says this piece is an unrequited poem featuring Barry Manilow. Melanie Decelles is 18 years old and a m...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:27