WBEZ

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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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Caption: Justin Long in scene from Kevin Smith's 'Tusk'
With Adam out for a week, Josh found a willing accomplice in Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) for a countdown of their Top 5 Movie Manimals, tyin...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: David Lynch's 'Eraserhead'
It's Sociopath Week at the Filmspotting Lounge... half off Pabst Blue Ribbons and nitrous oxide chasers! The perfect combo to put you in the proper...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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William and Yvonne Russell talk about life after his return from Vietnam; and how they dealt with PTSD before the term existed.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:45
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Does it matter that we are being watched? This story explores young people's views on social media and government surveillance. Produced at Vocalo ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 07:49
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Vocalo contributor Alex Thibodeau talks about growing up biracial outside of Detroit… without the benefit of knowing his Jamaican father. He shares...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 1
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At some point or another we've all known a person that's really into shoes, but have you ever met a "sneakerhead"? Produced at Vocalo (90.7 FM Chic...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:18
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Stephanie has had a stutter for sixteen years. In those sixteen years, she never identified with her stutter. That is, until she finally learned to...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 10:19
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Ray has been an activist most of his life. He organized lunch counter sit-ins and participated in the March on Washington. When he was drafted to f...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 23:59
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Martin Woods talks to Audra Wilson about the challenges and the rewards of being a Black Operatic Baritone from the West Side of Chicago, and takin...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 08:55
Caption: Jack O'Connell in the British drama, 'Starred Up'
Josh and Adam head to the clink, the slammer, the Big House to name their Top 5 Movie Prisoners. Plus, a review of the acclaimed new UK prison dram...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss in 'The One I Love'
Time hurries on, and the leaves that are green turn to brown... Josh and Adam preview the fall movie season. Plus, a clash over the new film "The O...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal in scene from 'Frank'
Get your Spinal Tap on as Josh and Adam take it to ELEVEN with their Top 5 (Fictional) Movie Bands. Plus, acclaimed director Lenny Abrahamson is ou...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Artist and Chicago native, Maria Gaspar, interviews neighbors to uncover their opinions about what it means to live next to one of the largest pre-...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 13:37
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The word "gesture" isn't typically associated with sound; but verbal gestures have become a major part of the English language.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: Robin Williams in scene from 'Dead Poets Society'
O Captain! My Captain! if Robin Williams ever failed to seize the day, it wasn't on camera. Filmspotting celebrates the life of the late actor and ...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Brendan Gleeson in John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary'
Ray Harryhausen, Douglas Trumbull, Dick Smith... Michael Phillips joins Adam in praise of the old school effects guys with their Top 5 Pre-CGI Scen...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, WRIR, KSRQ, WOUB, and KCPW


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
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What are the origins of this dance? How did it begin? Who are the rising talents of this subculture based on the West Side of Chicago? And how has ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 11:57
Caption: Opening Second Line, Credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons
Joshua Sirotiak seeks out the history of Second Line Jazz culture in New Orleans. Along the way, he finds a few answers to questions about his own ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
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Tom Perrotta talks about his novel and new HBO show The Leftovers, why his nickname in high school was Frodo and what he learned from a summer work...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Emmy nominee Jessi Klein, a stand up comedian and head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, nerds out with Tricia and Greta about the Marx Brothers, Blac...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 27:04
  • Purchases: 1