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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
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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: Colin Firth, Pedro Pascal, and Taron Egerton in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
In 2015, the comic book adaptation “Kingsman: The Secret Service” opened to divisive -- but mostly favorable -- reviews. Some critics appreciated t...

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


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!"
Since his startling 1998 debut "Pi," Darren Aronofsky has used his intense, visceral style to tell stories about damaged and obsessive characters. ...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Pennywise from the new adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic 'It'
Stephen King’s first book “Carrie” came out in 1974. Brian De Palma's film followed two years later. Then came Kubrick's "The Shining" in '80. Sinc...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott's 1982 classic, 'Blade Runner'
Attack ships on fire, glittering c-beams, an alien in a bike's basket passing over a full moon. We've seen some things, too, Roy Batty. The Chicago...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig and Adam Driver in Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky'
With new films from George Clooney ("Suburbicon"), Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnorak"), and Darren Aronofsky (the Jennifer Lawrence-starring "mother!"...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in 'The Trip to Spain'
Adam reveres the Coogan/Brydon "Trip" movies. Josh? Hadn't seen them. Until now. With Josh finally up to speed on Caine, Pacino, Connery and sixtee...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel & Steve Buscemi in Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'
When "Reservoir Dogs" came out 25 years ago, Adam and Josh were movie geek teenagers. They were bound by their DNA to love it. But does Quentin Tar...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal's 'Detroit' (2017)
In "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow explored the complexities of post-9/11 warfare. For her latest ...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the 'City of a Thousand Planets'
You might be able to figure out your tolerance for the new "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" by the title alone. Got a soft spot for Fl...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Fionn Whitehead in 'Dunkirk'
Christopher Nolan films are many things, but they are rarely straightforward (or short). So "Dunkirk" -- based on the legendary WWII rescue effort ...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6