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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

"The Wines Report" From Mexico

Mexico has a rich tradition around alcohol and spirits that’s linked to its colonized past.

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How The Netherlands Is Learning from America’s Mistakes on Segregation

Scores of housing authorities in the Netherlands own more than two million homes for lower-income residents.

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Chicago 7th Graders “Walk for Water” In Solidarity with Sudanese Women

South Sudanese women and girls often have to walk up to five miles to get fresh water. These kids want to learn what that's like, and maybe even help.

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Grassroots Organizers in Honduras With a Lesson For America

Carlos Porfirio Armijo joins Worldview to discuss his work as an indigenous community organizer in Honduras.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents "BigMouth”

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents a new one-man performance, “BigMouth”.

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Mayor of Rotterdam Discusses Racism and Sustainable Urbanism

We talk with Ahmed Aboutaleb about domestic politics and some of the challenges he faces as Mayor of Rotterdam.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Legacy in a “Global City”

Critics of Mayor Emanuel have argued that the emphasis on global business only serves the Loop, not more economically disenfranchised areas of the city.

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Swedish Elections: Large Gains Expected by Far Right

Sweden is in store for huge political upheaval as far right parties are expected to make large gains in parliamentary elections on Sunday.

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Milos Stehlik's Picks for Fall 2018 and Telluride Recap

WBEZ Film Contributor, Milos Stehlik, is back from the 2018 Telluride Film Festival. He’ll recap some of his favorite moments.

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Cuba’s Deputy Ambassador In Town to Work on U.S. Relations

Illinois has always had a favorite state status in Cuba, but how does having a new president in power, in Cuba and the U.S. fair for both countries?

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Sonia Shah Organization: Resisting Terrorism and Sexism Through Girls Education in Pakistan and Chicago

Years before the Me Too movement, one privileged girl, Winnetka, Illinois teen, Sonia Shah, decided to elevate women’s voices

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Trump announces NAFTA agreement with Mexico

Yesterday, the U.S. and Mexico made a tentative deal. Trump coins it the “U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement”.

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UN Declares Burma Committed Genocide on Rohingya

UN investigators now call for prosecutions of genocide against the Burmese military for the slaughter and displacement of nearly one million Rohingya.

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Brookfield Zoo Wants To Save The World’s ‘Most Trafficked Animal’

Some cultures believe pangolin scales have medicinal qualities, and that’s led to poaching.

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Uganda: Government Charges Celebrity Opposition Politician with Treason

Bobi Wine, a pop star turned opposition politician, was charged with treason by a military court in Uganda on Thursday.

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Milos Stehlik Interviews Bjorn Runge on his Film “The Wife”

Milos Stehlik chats with Swedish filmmaker, Bjorn Runge about his new film “The Wife”.

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1968: Lessons from Mexico’s Tlatelolco Massacre

Like in Chicago, Mexican authorities didn’t want activists spoiling their big event.

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Deadly Rains, Floods and Mudslides in Kerala Southern India

Deadly floods have engulfed most regions of Kerala, a southern state of India. Heavy rains have wiped away homes, forcing mass evacuations.

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Greece Emerges from Three-Year Austerity Program

Greece has completed its third and final bailout today.

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Carnage from War in Yemen Continues

Democratic lawmakers are concerned about the U.S. military’s support of Saudi Arabia and neighboring Gulf States’ intervention in Yemen's civil war.

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