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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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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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119 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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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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21 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: Dominique James
Poet Dominique James, 16, is a sophomore at Walter Payton College Prep and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a member of team Youmedia Chicago...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:27
Caption: Team Youmedia Chicago
This team piece is performed by Youmedia Chicago, comprised of poets: Dominique James, 16, a sophomore at Walter Payton College Prep; Malcolm Londo...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 03:21
Caption: Melana Bass
Poet Melana Bass, 17, is a junior at TEAM Englewood; she competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing her high school. ‘What would I do withou...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:36
Caption: Christian Palacios
Poet Christian Palacios, 16, is a sophomore at Whitney Young; he competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 representing his high school. Villians gives ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:49
Caption: Malcolm London
Poet Malcolm London, 17, is a senior at Lincoln Park High School and competed in Louder Than a Bomb 2011 as a member of team Youmedia Chicago. ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 02:11
Caption: Paleontologist Paul Sereno
Why do dinosaurs ignite our imaginations and why do we have so many misconceptions about them? In this episode, Gabriel Spitzer tackles those quest...

Bought by KUT and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode, host Gabriel Spitzer explores the realm of the senses, finding out how cochlear implants are opening up a world of sound for the h...

Bought by KUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ham, the first chimp in space, Credit: NASA
In this episode, host Gabriel Spitzer considers what science has to learn from flying saucers, what it might take for humans to colonize space in o...

Bought by WTJU, KBGA 89.9 FM, WRST-FM Oshkosh, PRX Remix, and KUT


  • Added: Jan 28, 2011
  • Length: 12:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Over this hour, we'll bring you highlights from the show's first half-year. We’ll learn about why kids play with fire, how vibrations let us peer ...

Bought by KUT and KZYX


  • Added: Dec 16, 2010
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mike Wong using mirror therapy., Credit: Spitzer/WBEZ
Mirrors treat phantom limb pain, chronic pain changes your brain, and one scientist's colorful guide to insect bites.

Bought by KUT and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 12:59
  • Purchases: 2