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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: Betty Davis, former wife of Miles Davis
This week, Ayana Contreras brings us vintage music from women whose careers were overshadowed by their associations with megastars. From the ex-wif...

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

Bought by KSRQ, Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, WRIR, WOUB, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • 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 ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 07:49
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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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 ...

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, WRIR, WOUB, KSRQ, and KCPW


  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • 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 ...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
  • Purchases: 1
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ALL NEW! Nine years, four months and 20 days in the making... Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and Slate's Dana Stevens join Adam and Jos...

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, WRIR, KSRQ, WOUB, and KCPW


  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Josh Larsen, Michael Phillips, Dana Stevens and Adam Kempenaar
Filmspotting is gearing up for another live event--Filmspotting 500. With that in mind, we bring you this special rebroadcast of Filmspotting, whe...

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, KSRQ, WRIR, WOUB, and KCPW


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Scene from Joon-ho Bong's 'Snowpiercer'
Adam and Josh review writer-director Joon-ho Bong's latest, "Snowpiercer," starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton. Plus, they run down...

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, WRIR, KSRQ, WOUB, and KCPW


  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Nellie Bly
Hosts Tricia and Greta bring you the stories of muckraker Nellie Bly, painter Georgia O'Keeffe and jazz singer Nina Simone. We talk to authors, une...

Bought by KUAC


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 27:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Are the days of treating franchise reboots as an inferior species of movie no more? Josh and Adam check in on the damned dirty apes of "Dawn of the...

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, KSRQ, WOUB, WRIR, and KCPW


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Michael Keaton & Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's 1989 reboot of Batman
Josh and Adam really carpe the diem this week: they find the holy grail, ask out Diane Cort and fake orgasms at the Katz's Deli — all on the hottes...

Bought by Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, KSRQ, WOUB, WRIR, and KCPW


  • Added: Jul 04, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5