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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.


Caption: Julie Christie and Omar Sharif in 1965's 'Doctor Zhivago'
Back in March, Adam and Josh celebrated Filmspotting's 10th anniversary with the Top 10 Blind Spots – significant oversights in their ongoing film ...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'
Former Dissolve Managing Editor Genevieve Koski joins Scott Tobias for week 2 of The Dissolve's Filmspotting residency. It's also week 2 of putting...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Southpaw'
For two years, members of The Dissolve staff put blood, sweat and tears into running their great film site – and all you get is a lousy top 5 list....

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Satyajit Ray's 'Pather Panchali,' the first film in his Apu Trilogy
Indian auteur Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali" is considered one of the best films of all time according to the last Sight & Sound poll, which is c...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'
Mr. Brown. Mr. White... Mr. Pink... This week on the show, a 'Sacred Cow' review of Quentin Tarantino's debut film, 'Reservoir Dogs.' Plus, Ada...

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  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: From 'Furious 7'
Having gone from "Furious" novices to completists in the past couple of weeks, Josh and Adam are all revved up to discuss the latest installment, "...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: 'The Breakfast Club'
If Josh is "The Brain," what does that make Adam – Vice Principal Vernon? Filmspotting commemorates the 30th anniversary of John Hughes' classic "T...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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To help ring in 2015, we bring you a rebroadcast of Adam and Josh's review of this year's most talked about film, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." Th...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Crow Moses
On his album, Horse Heaven Hills, Crow Moses delivers a collection of songs that build upon Americana and folk traditions. Though this is his debut...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 56:50
Caption: Tall Walker
Chicago’s Tall Walker create songs that are contemplative in mood and delivered with a touch of Classic Rock sensibilities. The band evokes a sense...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:06
Caption: North By North
Chicago’s gritty blues rock trio North by North have done something very ambitious with their debut LP- they made it an 18 track double album, and ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:12
Caption: Aryk Crowder
It was in his late teens that Aryk Crowder got into the sounds of James Taylor, Maxwell and Prince. Taking notes from the greats he’s been admiring...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:11
Caption: The Orwells
In just under two years, The Orwells have released an official full-length and an EP, and their most recent full-length album "Disgraceland". With ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:17
Caption: The J. Davis Trio
The J. Davis Trio authentically combine their love of traditional Jazz with their passion for Hip Hop. The result is an exhibition of smooth lyrici...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:13
Caption: Archie Powell and The Exports
Chicago’s Archie Powell and The Exports deliver a downpour of raucous rock at their live shows and on their recordings. Their latest album Back In ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:09
Caption: Empires
Since they started, Chicago's Empires have been committed to a DIY approach to music. That, and their hard work ethic has nurtured their impressive...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:21
Caption: Esso Afrojam Funkbeat
You may think Chicago’s Esso is just about having a good time and getting people on their feet. That’s partially true. But beneath the Latin rhythm...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 57:10
Caption: Free Ajents
Chicago’s Free Ajents combine heavy guitar, turntables, beats, rhymes and life to create their own strain of hip hop.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 56:25
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