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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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25 Pieces

Content produced and presented by Vocalo for WBEZ.

  • From: WBEZ
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014

Latest Pieces

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This is the group piece (4 poets) performed in-studio by WordPlay, which was a team finalist in the 2008 Louder Than a Bomb Competition. They desc...

Bought by KRZA and KSFR


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Her fifth year in the competition, KeeKey says this piece is about the love of writing, from the perspective of a multi-racial girl (note: in Engli...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 01:34
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His first year in the competition, Keith says this piece is about humanity. Keith Redman is 18 years old and a member of Kuumba Lynx, which was th...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:20
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This is the group piece (4 poets) performed in-studio by Kuumba Lynx, which was the winner of the 2008 Louder Than a Bomb Competition. They will n...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:04
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Primary night in Chicago - Barack Obama's Speech - 2/5/08

  • Added: Feb 07, 2008
  • Length: 22:11
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Interview with the screenwriter and star of the new indie-flick darling, "Juno"

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Dec 14, 2007
  • Length: 08:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Barack Obama speech

Bought by PRX Administrator and WNPR


  • Added: May 08, 2007
  • Length: 39:09
  • Purchases: 2
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One young writer tells his coming of age story. This poet is a student at Steinmetz Academic Centre (Chicago, IL).

  • Added: Mar 22, 2007
  • Length: 02:39
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With her amazing voice and sly poetry, this young writer approaches depression head-on. This poet is a student at Steinmetz Academic Centre (Chica...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Mar 22, 2007
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
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One young writer feels there is no hope for the youth of America. This poet is a student at Maine East High School (Park Ridge, IL).

  • Added: Mar 22, 2007
  • Length: 02:00