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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: Killer Moon
Chicago trio Killer Moon reaches deep into 60’s rock traditions and the mind-bending guitar solos coupled with hypnotic bass grooves needed to revi...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:09
Caption: The Singles
L.A. based pop garage rock outfit, The Singles have made a name for themselves for their catchy tunes that cut to the chase of infectious guitar me...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:14
Caption: M and O
Jamila and Owen of Chicago’s “adventure soul” duo M&O (formerly Milo and Otis) have been cultivating a sound that incorporates elements of brooding...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:22
Caption: Chicago Loud 9 aka cLOUD9
Chicago Loud 9 also known as cLOUD9 is a nine member group who worked together to create a rich, high energy atmosphere by mixing a variety of ingr...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:23
Caption: Making Movies
Kansas City rock band Making Movies is always on the move, both musically - combining Latin rhythms and grooves with indie rock arrangements - and ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:07
Caption: The Hudson Branch
Since forming, Chicago’s The Hudson Branch have been combining folk rock melodies with, sometimes, offbeat arrangements and rhythms to craft their ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:20
Caption: Rabble Rabble
If you live in Chicago and frequent dingy rock clubs and underground basement parties, chances are you’re familiar with Rabble Rabble. You might ha...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:13
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When one thinks of fashion forward countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo usually doesn't come to mind. But Les Sapeurs might make us feel dif...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:44
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Unlike retail stores that sell new merchandise, pawn shops serve a unique purpose in communities. Dan and Luis call a Pawn Shop owner to find out t...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 04:57
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Irasema Gonzalez talks about coming of age as a young Latina in 1990s Chicago, and how her definitions of love and womanhood shifted with the passi...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Nailah Stevenson talks candidly about why she stayed in an abusive relationship. And when she realized it was time to go.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:04
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How a therapeutic dog named Jane saved a young woman's life in an unexpected way... She stopped trying to commit suicide.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 06:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Interviews with Darryl Jones and Juan Rodriguez. Darryl was an Assistant State's Attorney based at the jail, and Juan Rodriguez has run a food tru...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 14:05
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Interview with Carlos Sanchez, former County Jail Inmate. Interview conducted by Jackie Serrato for 96 Acres. Audio produced by Vocalo's Ayana Cont...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 20:35
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Interview With Jennifer Gonzalez, Girlfriend Of A Cook County Jail Inmate. Interview conducted by Hugo Antunez for 96 Acres. Audio produced by Voc...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:20
Caption: a band called death
Recently at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, Ayana Contreras caught a documentary about Death, a 1970s all-black proto-punk band out of Detroit. The do...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Audra Wilson talks about the ongoing struggle for Voter's Rights in the United States, as some states are questioning the relevance of the Voters R...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, "Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five fomented the musical revolution known as hip-hop. Theirs was a p...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:34
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Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras brings us rocket-fueled soul music with outer space themes.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Stevie Wonder should know the feeling of flattery well. His son...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30