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How WBEZ got its start as the OG remote learning tool

‘Reset’ kicks off a new Chicago history series with a look at WBEZ’s origin story.


Did you know that Chicago got its public radio station as a response to a polio epidemic and as a way to teach kids stuck at home?

Reset listens back to the archives to learn more about how WBEZ got its start and how its mission has evolved over 80-plus years.

GUESTS: Ken Davis, former WBEZ news director, program director and host

Heidi Goldfein, WBEZ vice president of programming

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