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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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134 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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21 Pieces

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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23 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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Caption: Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner' (1982)
Attack ships on fire, glittering c-beams, an alien in a bike's basket passing over a full moon. We've seen some things, too, Roy Batty. The Chicago...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2017 (Part 2)
With their 'outlier' picks behind them, Adam and Josh -- joined by guests Tasha Robinson (The Verge) and Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) -- get ...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2017 (Part 1)
With Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson joining Adam and Josh for the Top 10 Films of 2017 countdown, the roundtable devotes part one to 'The Outl...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Mark Hamill in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
If 2015’s “The Force Awakens” was an explicit attempt to resurrect the rousing adventure and sly humor of the original Star Wars, then it was reaso...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Dave Franco and James Franco in 'The Disaster Artist'
It’s not easy to make a good movie -- never mind a great one. But it may be even harder to make a truly terrible movie. 2003’s "The Room" is one su...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'There Will Be Blood'
Great movie years usually come down to a memorable Best Picture matchup. In 1939, it was "Gone With the Wind" vs. "The Wizard of Oz." In '94, "Pulp...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Daisy Ridley in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015)
In advance of the forthcoming sequel in the intergalactic franchise, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Adam and Josh revisit their review of 2015's "Star...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird'
Back in 2010, actress Greta Gerwig was the loopy, optimistic life-force in Noah Baumbach’s otherwise bitter and cynical “Greenberg.” She went on to...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Photographer/muralist J.R and director Agnes Varda, 'Faces Places'
With a deluge of great stuff heading to theaters over the next couple of weeks, Adam and Josh devote this week’s show to the latest from three grea...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: Ragnarok'
With new superhero movies making their way to screens every couple of months, less devoted fans of the genre start to look for a more compelling re...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 7