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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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127 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

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The government has shuttered 120 banks this year and 19 in Illinois alone. But few closures have caused as much consternation and community concern...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: 03:55
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Chicago Public Radio's Adriene Hill visits Macy's in Chicago to find out how their holiday hiring is going.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: 04:03
Caption:  Historic rail worker rowhouses in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood. The one on the right is boarded up and in foreclosure., Credit: WBEZ/Ashley Gross
WBEZ's Ashley Gross talks to people who are reviving neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 06:59
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The city of Chicago has $55 million to rehab, sell or rent more than 5,000 foreclosed residential buildings, so officials are enlisting the help of...

Bought by EconomyBeat Podcast


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Adriene Hill looks at the etiquette of being unemployed.

Bought by Michigan Radio Economy Special and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carole and her cat Romeo., Credit: WBEZ/Adriene Hill
Adriene Hill looks at what happens when unemployment benefits run out for some people.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 04:18
Caption:  The new Aqua tower is nearing completion at the northwest corner of Lakeshore East, a development that’s drawn families with kids and empty-nesters to downtown., Credit: WBEZ/Ashley Gross
There are 6,000 unsold homes in downtown Chicago, and that’s left many people questioning plans to create sustainable living in the area.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 06:34
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National banks are getting into the practice of modifying mortgages for homeowners facing foreclosure, and that worries some housing experts.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 05:42
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Some residents of a South Chicago neighborhood share what it's like to live on a "ghost block."

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 11, 2009
  • Length: 06:01
  • Purchases: 1
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That mix tape you received from an ex

Bought by KALW, KFAI, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 27, 2009
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 4