Art/Work is a monthly profile series that features contemporary visual artists exhibiting in Chicago talking about the inspiration and perspiration behind their creative endeavors.
Once a month, WBEZ's education reporter Linda Lutton breaks down the Chicago Board of Education meetings with Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy. Check here for analysis and to hear complete audio from the meetings.
Chicago Amplified was created in 2006 to bring wider distribution to some of the most exciting and informative public programming happening throughout the Chicago region. Today, Chicago Amplified is Chicago Public Media’s gateway to community voices and ideas. Click here for more information and content listed by partner. And be sure to check out Dynamic Range which showcases hidden gems from this collection.
Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy your curiosities. You ask your questions about Chicago, the region and the people who live here, vote for your favorites, and together we find the answers. It’s your Curious City.
Curious City is produced by Jennifer Brandel and brought to you by WBEZ, Zeega and Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In the chorus of voices surrounding the upcoming election, pundits sometimes drown out people. Using text, photographs, audio, and video, WBEZ’s Dear Chicago commentary series flips the script by having Chicago residents talk about urgent problems affecting their lives--in their own words. Dear Chicago is a project of WBEZ’s Partnership Program.
Dueling theater critics Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel discuss the latest stage productions and dissect the best — and the worst — of Chicago's theater scene.
Dynamic Range showcases hidden gems unearthed from Chicago Amplified’s vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Hear inspiring writers, daring chefs, groundbreaking artists, and newsworthy politicos take on an exciting variety of topics.
Global Activism features individuals with Chicago ties who want to make the world a better place. Listen live on Thursdays or subscribe to the Global Activism podcast. If you know someone to nominate for the series, fill out this form. Chicago Public Media (WBEZ) has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.
On Wednesdays, Eight Forty-Eight and Radio M’s Tony Sarabia and Catalina Maria Johnson check in to tell us about music from around the globe. Hear interviews with far-flung musicians who are passing through town, album dissections, and of course, lots of music.
Ground Shifters: Stories of Women Changing Unseen Worlds is part of an ongoing collaboration between WBEZ and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media at Columbia College-Chicago called "Gender, Human Rights, Leadership, and Media." The Institute develops projects with journalists, artists, human rights workers and activists to investigate global issues. Bolivia-based journalist, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, a Fall 2010 Institute Fellow, presents a five-part series featuring stories of women and girls in Bolivia and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico - Executive Producer, Steve Bynum. Producer/Creative Advisor, Jane Saks.
There are some issues that cut across language, culture and geography. Our occasional series, Here, There, examines how other countries approach these universal questions. We’ve looked at everything from gay soldiers in the United Kingdom's military to public transit in Bogotá. Perhaps there's something about Australia's experience with the invasive cane toad that we can apply to Lake Michigan's Asian carp problem. At the very least -- amidst the differences that make us American or Korean or Russian -- these stories are intended to remind us that the human experience is a shared one.
Founded in 2001, this annual youth poetry slam engages schools and community organizations from throughout the Chicago region. Each year since 2005, WBEZ has invited competition Finalists into our studios to record their work, presented below. Full-length performances are also recorded, and presented here. The Louder Than a Bomb Youth Poetry Festival took place February 16 through March 9, 2013.
Race is a national obsession and a Chicago obsession. Yet often our deepest feelings go unspoken. WBEZ and vocalo want to change that. Throughout this summer, we’ll be talking about race—out loud, and on the air, in frank conversations and stories and in lively public events.
Join us and share your views at wbez.org/raceoutloud.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants. Presented here are favorites from past visits alongside stories collected during the recent StoryCorps' MobileBooth visit. Produced by WBEZ, with interviews recorded by StoryCorps.
Every Friday, a different guest from Chicago shares his or her choices for the upcoming weekend. Tune in for help in planning your weekend!