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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: 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
Caption: Judy Garland in 'A Star Is Born' (1954)
50 years after Judy Garland's death at the tragically young age of 47, the movie musical legend is largely remembered for one iconic film role -- D...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999)
Back in 1999, it was hard to watch "Eyes Wide Shut" without thinking about Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a real-life married couple participating...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Bill Skarsgård in 'It Chapter Two'
Adam and Josh left 2017's blockbuster "It" at least mildly curious for more, but is the new film's nearly three-hour running time and the addition ...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: John Cusack in 'Being John Malkovich' (1999)
In 1999, "Being John Malkovich" marked the auspicious debut of two geniuses: screenwriter Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,"...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Cate Blanchett and Emma Nelson in 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'
Richard Linklater brings his trademark emotional complexity to the adaptation of a bestselling comic novel. Initial critical response to Richard L...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Aisling Franciosi in Jennifer Kent's 'The Nightingale'
Jennifer Kent's follow up to "The Babadook" isn't quite horror, but it is horrific. Making a film that details the violence — specifically the sex...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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...

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  • 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