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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

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Caption: Constance Wu and Henry Golding in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
This week, we revisit this episode where Adam and Josh -- and fellow podcast veteran Dave Chen from the /Filmcast -- consider what a decade-plus of...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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This week, we revisit interviews two big interviews from the past year. With the critical reappraisal of Ethan Hawke in full swing after a career-...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2018 (Pt. 2)
You can't have consensus without a little misguided dissent. True of climate change research -- and of the films discussed on part two of Filmspott...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2018 (Pt. 1)
With guests Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Tasha Robinson (The Verge) filling out the round-table, Adam and Josh start their conversation a...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: KiKi Layne and Stephan James in Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
This week, Filmspotting reviews "If Beale Street Could Talk," the latest from director Barry Jenkins. Along with that, Adam and Josh have a review ...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Alfonso Cuarón's Roma (2018)
Adam and Josh break out the high praise for their reviews of Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos's "The Favourite" – both films in the con...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Tim Blake Nelson in the Coen Brothers' 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs'
When news first broke about the new Coen brothers project for Netflix, it looked like it wasn't going to be a proper film, but a limited-run series...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Movies can entertain us, transport us and move us, but can they heal us? That’s the question Adam, Josh and Michael Phillips wrestled with as they ...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Kiere Johnson, Bing Liu and Zack Mulligan in the documentary 'Minding the Gap'
With year-end fast approaching, Adam and Josh talk through the current crop of nominees for the show's Golden Brick Award, which goes to the overlo...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Viola Davis and Liam Neeson in 'Widows'
Oscar-winner Viola Davis heads the ace ensemble for Steve McQueen's ("12 Years A Slave") new Chicago-set heist thriller "Windows," writer Gillian F...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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