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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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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
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