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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
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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: Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods,' and Denzel Washington in Lee's 'Malcolm X'
While it's true that there's never a bad time for a new Spike Lee joint, it just happens to be an especially good time to be getting a new film fro...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: James Baldwin in 'I Am Not Your Negro' and Spike Lee in 'Do the Right Thing'
When a Minneapolis police officer killed unarmed black man George Floyd on May 25, 2020, protests broke out across the U.S. On this week's show, Ad...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Trilogy
After scoring $2B and change at the box office and near-universal praise from audiences and critics, the only black mark on Christopher Nolan's "Da...

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  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 1984's 'Ghostbusters' vs 'Gremlins'
Back in '84, "Ghostbusters" was a bigger hit than "Gremlins" (#2 and #4 at the box office, respectively), and it's got the more memorable cast—and ...

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  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'
With movie theaters shuttered and many of us housebound, Adam and Josh look back over a lifetime of going to the movies with their Top 5 Moviegoing...

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  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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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
  • Purchases: 5
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
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WMUU-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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
  • Purchases: 29