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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
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

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Caption: Best Performances of 2022 / Sight & Sound
With Adam and Josh facing a deadline for submitting their Chicago Film Critics Association best of the year ballots, they use this episode to hash ...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'The Fabelmans' / 'The Eternal Daughter'
With "The Fablemans," what appeared to be Steven Spielberg’s portrait of the filmmaker as a young man turns out to be a more complicated autopsy of...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: The Art of Adaptation with David Kajganich ('Bones and All')
Luca Guadagnino’s "Bones and All" is a coming-of-age story with an unusual twist: cannibalism. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell, the f...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Wakanda Forever' / 'Glass Onion'
For the second installment in his "Knives Out" series, Rian Johnson leaves the family squabbling behind for a trip to a luxury island where murder ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Father-Daughter Duos / Aftersun
Director Charlotte Wells's "Aftersun" documents a holiday that 11-year-old Sophie takes with her loving but troubled father (played by Paul Mescal)...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Armageddon Time / Causeway / Wendell & Wild / Triangle of Sadness
Adam and Josh cover lots of new releases on this week's show, including James Gray's guilt-ridden coming-of-age film "Armageddon Time" and Ruben Ös...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: The Banshees of Inisherin / Top 5 Bromances / Ticket To Paradise
In Martin McDonagh’s new "The Banshees of Inisherin," Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play a couple of longtime friends whose relationship takes ...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Cops In Love / Park Chan-wook’s 'Decision To Leave'
Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s "Decision To Leave" is something of a departure for a director best known for the violent and sexual provocations of...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'TÁR' / 'Amsterdam'
Director Todd Field ("In The Bedroom," "Little Children") returns after a sixteen-year hiatus with "TÁR," the most acclaimed film of his career and...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Most Anticipated at Chicago Film Festival / 'God's Creatures'
The 58th annual Chicago International Film Festival closes out the fall fest season with screenings of highly anticipated titles from Sarah Polley,...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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