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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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12 Pieces

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
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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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Which overlooked films will compete for our 2019 award?

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMRE-LP, KSRQ, KCPW, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, and Azhy Robertson in 'Marriage Story'
Noah Baumbach has grown up. The director's last movie about divorce - 2005's "The Squid and the Whale" -- took the perspective of the kids. For his...

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


  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 film, 'Magnolia'
Paul Thomas Anderson followed up his breakout hit "Boogie Nights" with 1999’s "Magnolia," a 3+-hour ensemble film featuring a treatise on coinciden...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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
  • Purchases: 7
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
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Kang-ho Song, Hyun-jun Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, and Woo-sik Choi in Gisaengchung (2019)
One of the most praised films of the year, Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" has been the subject of rave reviews since its Palme d'Or-winning debut at the...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening in 'American Beauty' (1999)
Back in '99, the trailers and movie posters for "American Beauty" implored us to "look closer." For their 9 From '99 review, Adam and Josh give the...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker' (2019)
Between its late-August premiere at the Venice Film Festival (where it won the festival's top prize) and its release in theaters here in the States...

Bought by WRIR, KSRQ, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMRE-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Elijah Wood in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'
Released in consecutive Decembers beginning in 2001, Peter Jackson’s colossal adaptation of Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy reached its concl...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra'
It's always good news when an acclaimed director announces a new project, but it's somehow especially thrilling when that project is set in space. ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7