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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: Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'
The last time Wes Anderson took his act overseas, it was to India for 2007's "The Darjeeling Limited," which faced criticism for cultural insensiti...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Claire Foy in Steven Soderbergh's 'Unsane'
When Steven Soderbergh returned to feature filmmaking last year with the low budget heist caper "Logan Lucky," it was just another chapter in the m...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Gabriel Byrne in the Coen Brothers' 'Miller's Crossing'
Note: your "Coen Bros. Ranked" lists may need some readjusting -- especially if you haven't seen, or haven't seen in a long while, the duo's densel...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Ava DuVernay's adaptation of 'A Wrinkle in Time'
It's been a week since their review of "Annihilation," but it feels like Adam and Josh never quite escaped The Shimmer. Ava DuVernay's visually adv...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Natalie Portman in Alex Garland's 'Annihilation'
Adam and Josh exchange theories about "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland's latest mind-bender, "Annihilation," which continues Garland's sci-fi exp...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet in James Cameron's 'Titanic'
"Pulp Fiction," "Goodfellas," "Fargo": some ‘90s movies moved seamlessly from best of the year, to best of the decade, to best of all time. But as ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Michael B. Jordan & Chadwick Boseman in Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther'
A review of "Black Panther. Plus, the inspired pairing of Ryan Coogler and "Black Panther" has Adam and Josh in pitch mode as they offer up the su...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'
In the 30 years since his turn as the temperamental Sid Vicious in Alex Cox's '86 punk biopic "Sid and Nancy," Gary Oldman has brought an intense c...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's 1983 classic 'The King of Comedy'
1983 had De Palma's "Scarface," Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" (and "Delirious"!), four Tom Cruise movies and the final film in the original "Sta...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Oscar nominees
With so much good news to celebrate with this year's Oscar nominations, Adam and Josh talk through the nominees for "the big six" awards, along wit...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8