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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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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
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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

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Caption: The films of documentarian Barbara Kopple
“That's what I love doing more than anything: really getting to know people and let them tell their story." That's legendary documentary filmmaker ...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Boys State / I Used To Go Here / Black is King / She Dies Tomorrow
While the world waits for the release of blockbusters like "Tenet" and "Mulan," smaller films continue to appear on the regular and on a variety of...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Purple Rain,' 'Stop Making Sense'
"Purple Rain" was one of the highest-grossing films of 1984, but Prince's semi-autobiographical screen debut hasn't aged as well as its music has. ...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: The films of Christopher Nolan
Back in 2017, Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" made both Adam and Josh's Top 10 of the year. (It was Josh's #1.) For this revisit -- the final film in...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'First Cow' / Kelly Reichardt
Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow" opened in limited release in March 2020—and less than two weeks later the COVID-19 pandemic shut theaters down. The f...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' and Andy Samberg's 'Palm Springs'
In Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," Matthew McConaughey's Cooper battles the forces of quantum physics (and regular old physics) to save humanit...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Hamilton' hits the small screen
The biggest movie event of the summer isn't even a movie, but the debut -- 18 months ahead of schedule -- of Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton" on Disn...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Top 5 Films of 2020 So Far
It's been an unusual year for movies – and for everything else – but there's been great stuff to see if you knew where to look. This week, Adam and...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: John Hughes' 'The Breakfast Club'
If Josh is "the brain," is Adam... the vice principal Richard Vernon of Filmspotting? This week, they give John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club" a sac...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Roy Scheider in Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1975)
A blowhard anti-science mayor ignoring the threat of a murderous invisible menace because it threatens the economy? What could "Jaws" possibly have...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6