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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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11 Pieces

Chicago Public Radio's coverage of the economic meltdown.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2009
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WBEZ’s Curious City is a new approach to community-powered stories. The public poses questions about Chicago, the region and its people, votes on their favorites and teams up with WBEZ reporters to find answers. The outcomes range from videos to comic books to yes - radio stories! Here you can find a collection of our stories that relate to Chicago but have wider appeal.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 22, 2013
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16 Pieces

Got a question about Chicago, the region or the people who live here? Anything you’ve always wondered about, found peculiar or downright confusing? Ask questions, vote, discover answers. It’s your Curious City.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2013
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208 Pieces

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film, including: movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Filmspotting is available on PRX by noon (CST) on Fridays. Promos are available on PRX earlier in the week.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 30, 2014
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17 Pieces

This a series produced by Vocalo for WBEZ, called Live From Studio. LFS10,

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014
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Presented here are finalists from the 2005 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2010
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21 Pieces

Presented here are the finalists from the 2007 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2007
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24 Pieces

Chicago Public Radio is pleased to distribute the 2008 collection of Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition studio recordings (LTAB2008), just in time for National Poetry Month. For the fourth year, the station invited competition finalists in-studio from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, and present these 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes) to you ? enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2008
Caption: Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition, Credit: Young Chicago Authors
24 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Radio is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition. For the sixth year, Chicago Public Radio invited competition finalists from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, to record their performance pieces in our studios. We present to you 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes.) Enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2010
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22 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2011 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2011

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Caption: Hayao Miyazaki's 'Family Time' and Bette Davis in 'Dark Victory'
With Adam and Josh cooped up at home and spending lots (and lots) of quality time with their families in front of the TV, this week's Top 5 is devo...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Jeremy Theobald in 'Following' / Bette Davis in 'Jezebel'
Christopher Nolan’s films are events: smart, ambitious and original. But before he made "Interstellar," "Dunkirk" or his "Dark Knight" trilogy—even...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 10 Films of the 2010s (Pt. 1)
Films from Abbas Kiarostami, Sofia Coppola, Spike Lee – and a couple of former Golden Brick winners – all make the cut as Adam and Josh start their...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
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Caption: Top 10 Performers of the 2010s
It was the decade we discovered Jennifer Lawrence, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o. The decade we watched actors like Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
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Caption: WBEZ's 'Making Beyoncé'
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a media mogul. A philanthropist. A feminist hero. But before the Grammys, the platinum records and Destiny’s Child, ther...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Judy Garland in 'A Star Is Born' (1954)
50 years after Judy Garland's death at the tragically young age of 47, the movie musical legend is largely remembered for one iconic film role -- D...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2019 (Pt. 2)
Was the last year of the decade also its best? Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman." Terrence Malick's "A Hidden Life." Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2019 (Pt. 1)
The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips and The Next Picture Show's Tasha Robinson are back for this year's Best of '19 roundtable, and in part one ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Robert De Niro in 'The Irishman' (2019)
A new film from Martin Scorsese is always an event, but "The Irishman" is one that, for many, won’t happen at a movie theatre. After a short theatr...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in 'The Lighthouse' (2019)
In 2014, director Robert Eggers brought 17th century Puritan New England to frighteningly vivid life in "The Witch." For his follow-up -- The Light...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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