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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.


Caption: Crow Moses
On his album, Horse Heaven Hills, Crow Moses delivers a collection of songs that build upon Americana and folk traditions. Though this is his debut...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 56:50
Caption: Tall Walker
Chicago’s Tall Walker create songs that are contemplative in mood and delivered with a touch of Classic Rock sensibilities. The band evokes a sense...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:06
Caption: North By North
Chicago’s gritty blues rock trio North by North have done something very ambitious with their debut LP- they made it an 18 track double album, and ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:12
Caption: Aryk Crowder
It was in his late teens that Aryk Crowder got into the sounds of James Taylor, Maxwell and Prince. Taking notes from the greats he’s been admiring...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:11
Caption: The Orwells
In just under two years, The Orwells have released an official full-length and an EP, and their most recent full-length album "Disgraceland". With ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:17
Caption: The J. Davis Trio
The J. Davis Trio authentically combine their love of traditional Jazz with their passion for Hip Hop. The result is an exhibition of smooth lyrici...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:13
Caption: Archie Powell and The Exports
Chicago’s Archie Powell and The Exports deliver a downpour of raucous rock at their live shows and on their recordings. Their latest album Back In ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:09
Caption: Empires
Since they started, Chicago's Empires have been committed to a DIY approach to music. That, and their hard work ethic has nurtured their impressive...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:21
Caption: Esso Afrojam Funkbeat
You may think Chicago’s Esso is just about having a good time and getting people on their feet. That’s partially true. But beneath the Latin rhythm...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:10
Caption: Free Ajents
Chicago’s Free Ajents combine heavy guitar, turntables, beats, rhymes and life to create their own strain of hip hop.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 56:25
Caption: Killer Moon
Chicago trio Killer Moon reaches deep into 60’s rock traditions and the mind-bending guitar solos coupled with hypnotic bass grooves needed to revi...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:09
Caption: The Singles
L.A. based pop garage rock outfit, The Singles have made a name for themselves for their catchy tunes that cut to the chase of infectious guitar me...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:14
Caption: M and O
Jamila and Owen of Chicago’s “adventure soul” duo M&O (formerly Milo and Otis) have been cultivating a sound that incorporates elements of brooding...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:22
Caption: Chicago Loud 9 aka cLOUD9
Chicago Loud 9 also known as cLOUD9 is a nine member group who worked together to create a rich, high energy atmosphere by mixing a variety of ingr...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:23
Caption: Making Movies
Kansas City rock band Making Movies is always on the move, both musically - combining Latin rhythms and grooves with indie rock arrangements - and ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:07
Caption: The Hudson Branch
Since forming, Chicago’s The Hudson Branch have been combining folk rock melodies with, sometimes, offbeat arrangements and rhythms to craft their ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:20
Caption: Rabble Rabble
If you live in Chicago and frequent dingy rock clubs and underground basement parties, chances are you’re familiar with Rabble Rabble. You might ha...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:13
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When one thinks of fashion forward countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo usually doesn't come to mind. But Les Sapeurs might make us feel dif...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:44
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Unlike retail stores that sell new merchandise, pawn shops serve a unique purpose in communities. Dan and Luis call a Pawn Shop owner to find out t...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 04:57
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Irasema Gonzalez talks about coming of age as a young Latina in 1990s Chicago, and how her definitions of love and womanhood shifted with the passi...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
  • Purchases: 1