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Steve Bynum

Steve Bynum

Worldview Producer

Steve has been a senior producer for Worldview, WBEZ’s global affairs/news program since 2001. Worldview is the only daily radio talk show in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to global news and affairs. On Worldview, Steve is responsible for creating in-depth stories, features, series, film projects and outreach events that connect listeners to global communities in Chicago and around the world.

Prior to joining WBEZ, Steve worked as: program manager for WYLL 106.7 FM in Elk Grove Village, IL; morning show producer for WMBI 90.1 FM in Chicago; producer at WSCR sports radio in Chicago; freelance sports reporter for the Chicago Tribune: and he worked in marketing for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (now Joint Commission) in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

For his work on the program Sandy Rios Live on WYLL 106.7 FM, Steve shared a Gabriel Award, honoring “works of excellence in broadcasting that serve audiences through the positive, creative treatment of concerns to humankind.” In 2013, he shared the Indiana Associated Press Award for producing “Best Public News Program” for the episode, “The Afternoon Shift, live from Crown Point.”

Steve serves as a board director for organizations such as WorldChicago and the Chicago Cultural Alliance. He is also program committee member for the International Network for Urban Agriculture and an International Fellow at the University of Alberta’s Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life.

Steve is a fan of Sci-fi, Foreign and 1930s film.

Recent Stories

Worldview

Trump Meets Putin in Helsinki: Why it Matters

Today, President Donald Trump and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, met in Helsinki.

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Puerto Ricanstruction: Federal Court Cases Determine Human Rights and Creditors' Rights

The government of Puerto Rico is struggling to pass its own budget, as the federal board tries to push its own into the territory.

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Food Mondays: "The Wines Report" with Master Sommelier Emily Wines

Emily Wines joins us for “The Wines Report”. She’ll take us on global journeys to learn about wine culture, history, and communities.

Worldview

Mass Protests as Trump Visits UK

President Donald Trump is in England, days after he said the United Kingdom was in "turmoil".

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Milos Stehlik Reviews Israeli Film, "The Cakemaker", and Fashion Doc, “Westwood”

WBEZ film contributor and Facets multimedia founder Milos Stehlik joins Worldview to share reviews of "The Cakemaker" and "Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist"

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President Trump Weighs in on Breastfeeding

The U.S. has a long history of taking the side of the formula industry when it comes to breastfeeding.

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Puerto Ricanstruction: Investigative Report on Failures of FEMA

FEMA announced its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program for Texas and Puerto Rican residents affected by hurricanes Harvey and Maria would end.

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U.S. Excluded from Iran Nuclear Deal Summit in Vienna

Iran, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany are meeting in Vienna today to discuss how to work around continuing U.S. efforts to kill the Iran deal.

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Congresspersons Schakowsky and Quigley on Why Americans Should Still Care About Nuclear Weapons

Many experts and leaders believe Americans must put the nuclear threat at the top of their priorities. To discuss, we’ll talk with Illinois Congresspersons, Jan Schakowsky (9th Dist.) and Mike Quigley (5th Dist.). Joining them is Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund, co-director of the Global Security Program for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

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Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi India’s Trump? - Anti-Corruption Crusader Prashant Bhushan Compares

Years before this recent, global wave of political nationalism and populism, leaders like India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, rose to power on a nationalist message. Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP party, has used language, and advocates policies, eerily similar to President Donald Trump’s. Human and civil rights advocates in India have accused Modi of fomenting intolerance and violence against the country’s non-Hindu populations. We’ll compare Modi and Trump, and get an anti-corruption update from Prashant Bhushan, a public interest lawyer and anti-corruption crusader in India. Bhushan, a member of Sambhaavnaa, an Institute of Public Policy and Politics, has spent well over 25 years fighting corrupt politicians and companies in his country. He’s led massive protests demanding anti-corruption legislation, and also protects anti-corruption whistleblowers, thousands of whom face assassination, attacks and kidnappings.

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Play, "Not One Batu", Reveals Hawaii’s Hidden Meth Culture

Not One Batu, a play from the theater troupe Nothing Without a Company, centers on the under-reported meth crisis in Hawaii.

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Puerto Ricanstruction: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

After the commercial success of “Black Panther,’” a new generation of black people is seeking authentic representation.

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2018 World Cup Update: Russia Stuns Soccer World with Victory over Spain

The Russians forced an overtime shootout by “parking the bus,” a defensive strategy of packing players in front of one’s own goal, rather than trying to score.

Worldview

Medea Benjamin on Civil Disobedience and Iran

Medea Benjamin is a human rights activist, co-founder of the women-led peace group CodePINK and co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. We’ll talk with her about U.S. Middle East Policy and her opinions on the role of protest in civil society.

Worldview

Ukrainian Filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, on 3rd Month of Hunger Strike in Russian Gulag

Oleh Sentsov is in a Siberian prison for protesting Russia's occupation of Ukraine. He's on a hunger strike to protest the World Cup.

Worldview

Mexico Elections

Opinion polls in Mexico suggest a landslide victory for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the left-wing former mayor of Mexico City, to become the country's next president on Sunday. We’ll get analysis from Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy

Worldview

Supreme Court Upholds "Travel Ban 3.0"

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump has authority to ban travelers from predominantly-Muslim countries to protect the United States. Conservatives led the 5 to 4 decision, and we’ll discuss Travel Ban 3.0’s history, legalities, and also what comes next with Lucas Guttentag.

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Gutierrez: GOP Using ‘Inhumane’ Immigration Policy To Win Midterms

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who will move to Puerto Rico next year, accused the GOP of being as “nasty” toward immigrants as possible.

Worldview

The Saudi Assault on Yemen

The United Nations calls Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Worldview

Global Activism: CircEsteem Hosts Social Circus from Indonesia

Today we feature CircEsteem, a Chicago-based social circus.

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