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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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136 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

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Youth voices share their perspectives on Black masculinity.

Bought by WFAE, WEAA, New Hampshire Public Radio, WYSO, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2008
  • Length: 52:33
  • Purchases: 19
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Her fouth year in the competition, Dianna says this piece is about Emmett Till's mother. Dianna Harris is 17 years old and was an individual final...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Her third year in the competition, Melissa says this piece is about questioning Judaism. Melissa Goldman is 17 years old and was an individual fin...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:12
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Her first year in the competition, Camea says this piece is about encouraging young women to love themselves and succeed beyond adversity. Camea O...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
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His second year in the competition, Demetrius says this piece is about fitting into all four of his races. Demetrius Amparan is 17 years old and w...

Bought by SpiritHouse Inc/Youth Noise Network


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Her first year in the competition, Esther says this piece is about being made fun of for talking "white". Esther Ikoro is 18 years old and was an ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 01:48
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His sixth year in the competition, Nate says this piece is about poetry, the Slam, and the positive impact it can have on youth. Nate Marshall is ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:26
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Her first year in the competition, Annie says this piece is about a boy who thought he deserved a story. Annie Kahane is 19 years old and a member...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:04
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Her third year in the competition, Deja says this piece is an about the under appreciation of female MCs. Deja Taylor is 18 years old and a membe...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:24
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Her fifth year in the competition, Supreme says this piece is about a longing for home (Chicago) and feeling displaced after heading off to college...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:52