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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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132 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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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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21 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

Latest Pieces

Caption: 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part'
"The Lego Movie" was Josh's #1 film of 2014. Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" made Adam's Top 10 of the same year. Five years later, Emmet Brickowski an...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis in M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass'
On this week's show, a double-dose of divisive auteur M. Night Shyamalan, whose new film "Glass" is either "profoundly dumb" or "like opening a bra...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Adam and Josh look ahead to the new year with their Top 5 Questions about the 2019 Movie Year. Plus the good, the bad and the bewildering of this w...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Tasha Robinson, Michael Phillips, Josh Larsen and Adam Kempenaar at the 2018 Live Wrap Party
Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson -- and a full house at Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts -- join Adam and Josh for the Live 2018 Wrap Party, ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Constance Wu and Henry Golding in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
This week, we revisit this episode where Adam and Josh -- and fellow podcast veteran Dave Chen from the /Filmcast -- consider what a decade-plus of...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we revisit interviews two big interviews from the past year. With the critical reappraisal of Ethan Hawke in full swing after a career-...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Top 10 Films of 2018 (Pt. 2)
You can't have consensus without a little misguided dissent. True of climate change research -- and of the films discussed on part two of Filmspott...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Top 10 Films of 2018 (Pt. 1)
With guests Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Tasha Robinson (The Verge) filling out the round-table, Adam and Josh start their conversation a...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: KiKi Layne and Stephan James in Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
This week, Filmspotting reviews "If Beale Street Could Talk," the latest from director Barry Jenkins. Along with that, Adam and Josh have a review ...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Alfonso Cuarón's Roma (2018)
Adam and Josh break out the high praise for their reviews of Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos's "The Favourite" – both films in the con...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7