Over the past eight years, over 2,500 public events have been recorded and publicly archived by WBEZ, through the Chicago Amplified program, with the intention of increasing access to these valuable community voices and conversations. Chicago Amplified ceased production June 2013 but WBEZ will strive to continue as much of this work as possible including preserving these event recording in this space for our listeners to download, listen and share.
Moving forward, WBEZ hopes to continue the relationships we’ve built with these organizations to better serve our community and listeners.
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.
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.
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 being collected now at the booth in Chicago. Produced by WBEZ, with interviews recorded by StoryCorps.