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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
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
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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: Heather Donahue in 'The Blair Witch Project' (1999)
Two decades after its release, is the seminal found footage horror movie a genre classic or a dated relic of its time? Benefiting from an ingeniou...

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


  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jason Statham, Idris Elba, and Dwayne Johnson in 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' (2019)
The Fast & Furious franchise has come a long, long way since its street-racing origins, and its latest entry, "Hobbs & Shaw" (from "John Wick" co-d...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Al Pacino star in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood'
Adam and Josh sift through the rogues' gallery of memorable QT creations for their Top 10 Tarantino Characters and discuss the director's latest, t...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Florence Pugh in 'Midsommar'
Guest critics Tasha Robinson (The Next Picture Show, The Verge) and Angelica Jade Bastién (Vulture) join Josh for a lively debate over of Ari Aster...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Robert De Niro in 'Goodfellas' (1990)
Whether used ironically or to provide insight -- or just to make characters look really, really cool -- classic rock has been memorably employed by...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino's classic film, 'Pulp Fiction'
Back in 2012, Josh was only a couple months into his role as new co-host, when Adam suggested the Best of '94 Top 5. The reconsideration of "Pulp F...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Elisabeth Moss in 'Her Smell'
Midway through the year, Adam and Josh run down their lists for the best films of 2019 (so far).

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'Toy Story 4'
With Josh on vacation, Adam recruits Toy Story super-fan Griffin Newman (Blank Check podcast, Amazon's "The Tick") for a review of the Forky-tastic...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, and Adam Driver in 'The Dead Don't Die'
Jim Jarmusch brings his trademark dead pan to the living dead. Jim Jarmusch has made a surreal, existential western ("Dead Man"), a Zen samurai/mo...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in David Fincher's 'Fight Club' (1999)
"Fight Club," the third film our 9From99 series, was initially met with lukewarm critical and box office response, but developed a cult following o...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5