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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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11 Pieces

Chicago Public Radio's coverage of the economic meltdown.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2009
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0 Pieces

WBEZ’s Curious City is a new approach to community-powered stories. The public poses questions about Chicago, the region and its people, votes on their favorites and teams up with WBEZ reporters to find answers. The outcomes range from videos to comic books to yes - radio stories! Here you can find a collection of our stories that relate to Chicago but have wider appeal.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 22, 2013
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16 Pieces

Got a question about Chicago, the region or the people who live here? Anything you’ve always wondered about, found peculiar or downright confusing? Ask questions, vote, discover answers. It’s your Curious City.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2013
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143 Pieces

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film, including: movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Filmspotting is available on PRX by noon (CST) on Fridays. Promos are available on PRX earlier in the week.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: May 30, 2014
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17 Pieces

This a series produced by Vocalo for WBEZ, called Live From Studio. LFS10,

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014
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21 Pieces

Presented here are finalists from the 2005 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2010
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23 Pieces

Presented here are the finalists from the 2007 Louder Than a Bomb teen poetry slam. The work of these incredible young writers is offered to you so that they might share their stories, break stereotypes, and speak the truth as they challenge both themselves and their audiences.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2007
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24 Pieces

Chicago Public Radio is pleased to distribute the 2008 collection of Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition studio recordings (LTAB2008), just in time for National Poetry Month. For the fourth year, the station invited competition finalists in-studio from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, and present these 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes) to you ? enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2008
Caption: Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition, Credit: Young Chicago Authors
24 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Radio is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition. For the sixth year, Chicago Public Radio invited competition finalists from this nationally-renowned teen poetry slam, hosted by Young Chicago Authors, to record their performance pieces in our studios. We present to you 24 pieces (all under 3 minutes.) Enjoy!

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2010
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22 Pieces

Just in time for National Poetry Month, Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) is thrilled to distribute a series of studio recordings featuring the finalists of the 2011 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Festival and Competition.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2011

Latest Pieces

Caption: FEMEN leader, Inna Shevchenko
Jonathan speaks with Inna Shevchenko, a leader of the radical feminist protest organization FEMEN, whose manifestations have garnered her equal mea...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 25:58
Caption: Anna Broinowski, filmmaker
Australian filmmaker Anna Broinowski wanted to stop an oil company from fracking in the park near her house. When her message fell short, she decid...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 25:59
Caption: 'The Lego Movie'
Filmspotting is headed to Tune-Town with reviews of "The Lego Movie," and "The Wind Rises." The latter is the latest, and reportedly last film from...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Philip Seymour Hoffman in scene from 'Capote'
"Be honest and unmerciful. Good advice for a budding rock critic." Also a fine description of the actor who spoke those lines. Filmspotting devotes...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Still of film critic Roger Ebert used in 'Life Itself', Credit: Art Shay
Josh, Adam and guest Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) avoid turning into Norma Desmond's driveway for this week's Top 5: Movies About Fame (Non-H...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Veerle Baetens from 'The Broken Circle Breakdown'
Belgium: we have long loved you for your beer; we had no idea you were so into tattoos and bluegrass music. Or so Adam and Josh learned from watchi...

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, WOUB, WRIR, KCPW, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Leo vs. JLaw, the 'Wolf' vs. 'Hustle'
Adam and Josh do a bit of looking behind -- and a bit of looking ahead this week. First, a showdown of sorts of two newly-minted Best Picture nomin...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Filmspotting's live 2013 'Wrap Party'
With Filmspotting's best films of the year safely in the books - and, per tradition, etched in stone - Josh and Adam take a final look at the year ...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: "Tough times in Shepherds Bush, London" / www.rexfordmusic.net
In this first episode of The State We're In podcast/radio show reboot (now from WBEZ), host Jonathan Groubert speaks with a man who know a thing or...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 25:58
Caption: Harrison Ford in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
The box office champ of 1981 -- and for many that year’s best loved film -- was Steven Spielberg’s "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Back in the fall of 2...

Bought by WOUB, WRIR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6