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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

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Caption: A24's 10th Anniversary / 'Prey'
Indie distributor A24 started memorably, if modestly, back in 2012 and 2013, with titles like Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” and Sofia Coppola’...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Brad Pitt Performances / Bullet Train
When Brad Pitt arrived on screen 30+ years ago, he was a pretty face with a surprising sinister side. That brief turn in Ridley Scott’s “Thelma and...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Jordan Peele's 'Nope'
With their potent mix of horror, comedy, and social satire, the films of Jordan Peele are the rare Hollywood films that succeed in entertaining whi...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Roy Scheider in Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1975)
We revisit this episode which originally aired back in June of 2020 during our first summer living with COVID-19, and the parallels between the pol...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Thor: Love & Thunder / Power Ranking the Chrises
Taika Waititi helming another Thor movie was always going to mean a great deal of silliness along with whatever planetary crisis the MCU brain trus...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Barbara Stanwyck Marathon - Stella Dallas
As a social climber turned selfless mother in the heartbreaking 1937 melodrama "Stella Dallas," Barbara Stanwyck earned the first of her four Oscar...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Barbara Stanwyck marathon (Baby Face) / 1930s Starter Pack
The frank sexuality of 1933's "Baby Face" has made it one of the defining films of Hollywood’s precode era, with Filmspotting marathon subject Barb...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Movie Summers
The summer movie season offers the promise of a special kind of escape. With our brains and bodies fried from the heat, we go to the multiplex less...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Cooper Raiff (Cha Cha Real Smooth) / Top 5 Toy Story Moments
Cooper Raiff's debut film, 2020's "Sh*thouse," put the young writer/director on the map with a tale of collegiate malaise, and was made not long af...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Films of the Year So Far / Keaton Marathon Awards (Live in Chicago)
At the midpoint of the movie year, Adam and Josh come to the show with several titles big and small vying for their Top 5 Films of the Year So Far,...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10