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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: Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in Sean Baker's 'The Florida Project'
One of the surprising success stories of 2015 was “Tangerine,” an indie shot on iPhones about a pair of transgender prostitutes who spend their Chr...

Bought by KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WRST-FM Oshkosh, WOUB, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner 2049'
Thirty-five years after the original “Blade Runner” brought its influential tech-noir vision of the future to movie screens, the highly anticipated...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio), WNJR and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Tom Cruise in 'American Made'
Tom Cruise has been cranking out high-profile motion pictures at the rate of one a year for more than three decades now. His latest is "American Ma...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Colin Firth, Pedro Pascal, and Taron Egerton in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
In 2015, the comic book adaptation “Kingsman: The Secret Service” opened to divisive -- but mostly favorable -- reviews. Some critics appreciated t...

Bought by WRIR, WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!"
Since his startling 1998 debut "Pi," Darren Aronofsky has used his intense, visceral style to tell stories about damaged and obsessive characters. ...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Pennywise from the new adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic 'It'
Stephen King’s first book “Carrie” came out in 1974. Brian De Palma's film followed two years later. Then came Kubrick's "The Shining" in '80. Sinc...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WUTC, WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRGY and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott's 1982 classic, 'Blade Runner'
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...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, KCPW and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig and Adam Driver in Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky'
With new films from George Clooney ("Suburbicon"), Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnorak"), and Darren Aronofsky (the Jennifer Lawrence-starring "mother!"...

Bought by WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMRE-LP, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in 'The Trip to Spain'
Adam reveres the Coogan/Brydon "Trip" movies. Josh? Hadn't seen them. Until now. With Josh finally up to speed on Caine, Pacino, Connery and sixtee...

Bought by WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, KSRQ, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel & Steve Buscemi in Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'
When "Reservoir Dogs" came out 25 years ago, Adam and Josh were movie geek teenagers. They were bound by their DNA to love it. But does Quentin Tar...

Bought by WRIR, WQCS, KMRE-LP, KCPW, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal's 'Detroit' (2017)
In "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow explored the complexities of post-9/11 warfare. For her latest ...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the 'City of a Thousand Planets'
You might be able to figure out your tolerance for the new "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" by the title alone. Got a soft spot for Fl...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Fionn Whitehead in 'Dunkirk'
Christopher Nolan films are many things, but they are rarely straightforward (or short). So "Dunkirk" -- based on the legendary WWII rescue effort ...

Bought by KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, WMUU-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
Spidey’s back. Again. After suffering through a disappointing reboot in 2012 (and its 2014 sequel), the webslinger returns - this time under the gu...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSRQ, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'
Religious experiences at the movies? You've had them, or witnessed them. Sometimes they're right in your face, while at other times, they're hidd...

Bought by WQCS, WRIR, Georgia Public Broadcasting, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in 'The Beguiled'
Nearly 15 years after its release, "Lost in Translation" remains Sofia Coppola’s best-known film. (She won a Best Screenplay Oscar for it in 2004.)...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WRIR, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in 'The Big Sick'
Filmspotting speaks with Kumail Nanjiani, co-writer and star of Sundance hit "The Big Sick." Nanjiani also offers up the Top 5 films that most inf...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Joel Edgerton and Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Trey Shults' 'It Comes at Night'
Writer/director Trey Edward Shults knocked a lot of us out last year with his indie debut "Krisha." This year, he comes to the multiplex with "It C...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRIR, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Gal Gadot as Diana in 'Wonder Woman'
As the first superhero movie directed by and starring a woman, "Wonder Woman" went into its opening weekend with more baggage than its male-centric...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WRIR, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Actor Tom Hanks on Nerdette
Guests on Nerdette always assign listeners homework, and we’ve compiled the BEST OF THE BEST into this hour-long Nerdette summer homework special. ...

Bought by WUTC, KAAD-LP, Prairie Public, KMUN, KCPW and more


  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 25