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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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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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141 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
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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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The funniest scenes. The most moving moments. The best needle drops. Plus, a look at the Oscar nominees, and Adam and Josh announce the winner of ...

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Caption: Judy Garland in 'A Star Is Born' (1954)
50 years after Judy Garland's death at the tragically young age of 47, the movie musical legend is largely remembered for one iconic film role -- D...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2019 (Pt. 2)
Was the last year of the decade also its best? Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman." Terrence Malick's "A Hidden Life." Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2019
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2019 (Pt. 1)
The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips and The Next Picture Show's Tasha Robinson are back for this year's Best of '19 roundtable, and in part one ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
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Caption: Daisy Ridley in 'Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker' (2019)
With the critically adored but audience-divisive "Last Jedi" behind them, J.J. Abrams and his team set out to deliver a Star Wars finale that satis...

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Caption: Liam Neeson, Jake Lloyd, and Ewan McGregor in Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999)
A long-time defender of the Star Wars prequels, Josh has rarely been given a platform on the show to actually do the work of defending them. That c...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
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Caption: Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of 'Little Women' (2019)
Costume dramas, biopics, elite directors and their passion projects: the prestige movie season is upon us. But if Greta Gerwig's new "Little Women"...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
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Which overlooked films will compete for our 2019 award?

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
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Caption: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, and Azhy Robertson in 'Marriage Story'
Noah Baumbach has grown up. The director's last movie about divorce - 2005's "The Squid and the Whale" -- took the perspective of the kids. For his...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 film, 'Magnolia'
Paul Thomas Anderson followed up his breakout hit "Boogie Nights" with 1999’s "Magnolia," a 3+-hour ensemble film featuring a treatise on coinciden...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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