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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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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: WBEZ's Making Obama
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 t...

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  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 29
Caption: WBEZ's Making Obama
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 t...

Bought by KUER, KRWG, Indie3 Radio, Capital Public Radio, KCUR and more


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 31
Caption: Elijah Wood as Frodo in 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy
Released in consecutive Decembers beginning in 2001, Peter Jackson’s colossal adaptation of Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy reached its concl...

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  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mackenzie Davis and Charlize Theron in 'Tully'
"It's the most terrifying day in your life, the day the first one is born." Bill Murray bringing the truth in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation"...

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  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov in You Were Never Really Here
The massive success of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" may have made the concept of a “summer” blockbuster season irrelevant, but ther...

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  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: 'Avengers: Infinity War'
With the first decade of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) coming to a close with "Avengers: Infinity War" (and its 2019 sequel), Adam and Josh a...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Charlie Plummer in Andrew Haigh's 'Lean on Pete'
On this week's show, Adam and Josh have a review of "Lean on Pete" and, in the tradition of inspired Top 5 topics like Bicycle Scenes and Movie Red...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: John Krasinski and Noah Jupe in 'A Quiet Place'
It's a little surprising to see nice guy "Office"-alum John Krasinski directing a monster movie, but Adam and guest-host Michael Phillips agree tha...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Prison photos of Ricky Amos (left), and the wrongfully incarcerated Richard Jones (right)
Richard Jones was sentenced to 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Seventeen years in, he discovers he has a look-alike, with the same...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Scene from Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'
Is there a four-hour cut of "Ready Player One"? Adam and guest host Tasha Robinson (TheVerge.com, The Next Picture Show) have no idea, but it would...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8