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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


Milos Stehlik Talks with British Filmmaker, Mike Leigh, about His New Historical Drama, ‘Peterloo’

Milos Stehlik interviews the world’s great filmmakers on ‘Worldview’. Today, he chats with famed British filmmaker, Mike Leigh (‘Naked’, ‘Secrets and Lies’), about his new film, ‘Peterloo’, about a class uprising in 19th-century England.


Justice Department Releases Redacted Mueller Report

Today’s release of Special Prosecutor Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections started off with controversy.


Chemi Peres On How Tech And Innovation Can Bring Middle East Peace

As the chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, Chemi Peres signed a memorandum of cooperation between the center and the City of Chicago.


India Votes 2019: A Chicago Council On Global Affairs Panel Discussion

India’s general election began on Thursday with the first of seven phases and will end on May 19. Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell moderated a recent panel hosted by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs where speakers examined the issues most likely to influence Indian voters.


What Would It Be Like To Be on A Suicide Mission For Humanity … In Space?

French filmmaker Claire Denis stopped by to chat with film contributor Milos Stehlik about her new film, 'High Life'.


How Should We Remember? Nelson Mandela’s Personal Archivist Thinks Through Historical Memory

From 2001 until Nelson Mandela’s death, Verne Harris worked with the former South African icon and anti-apartheid activist to archive his personal materials.


Challenges Of Training Health Professionals In Haiti

The NGO EqualHealth has stepped in to provide training and education to over two thousand doctors, nurses and students in Haiti.


Laughter And The Puerto Rican Experience

Eli Castro’s solo comedy show, 'Made in Puerto Rico' was, in fact, made in Chicago. The comedian returns to perform at Laugh Factory on Tuesday night.


Israeli Prime Minster Vows To Annex Occupied Territory If His Party Wins Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins reelection this Thursday.


Milos Stehlik Interviews Jia Zhangke On New Film 'Ash is Purest White'

WBEZ Film Contributor Milos Stehlik talks with Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke about his new film, 'Ash is Purest White,' and cinema as social critique.


Has Islam Lost Its Science?

Has Islam lost its science? Admah Sadri and Aaron Freeman join Worldview to discuss this question.


Chicago-Area Activists Engage In Citizen Diplomacy With Iran

The relationship between the United States and Iran has been largely hostile since Iran’s Islamic Revolution deposed the U.S.-backed Shah and Iranian college students took 52 American diplomats and citizens hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. But not everyone wants it to stay that way. Today’s guests, Sean Reynolds and Sarah Ball, spent six days in Iran as part of a 28-member delegation of Americans organized by peace and human rights activist group CODEPINK that visited the country as part of a larger effort to avert military conflict and achieve harmonious relations between the two nations. They spent several hours with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, talked with Iranian legislators, students and citizens, and toured Tehran and Isfahan. Tune in to hear about about their experiences, what they learned about Iranians’ feelings about Americans and the United States and what they think the U.S. needs to do to improve its relations with the Islamic Republic.


The French New Wave: An Era Of Experimentation In Film

Jonathan Rosenbaum is an internationally renowned film critic, historian and author of numerous books.


Triage For Endangered Birds: Which Species Do We Save?

Scientists agree that the planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction event.


Milos Stehlik Reviews Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset'

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik reviews László Nemes' film 'Sunset.'


What Fascism Looks Like in the 21st Century

Professor of philosophy at Yale University Jason Stanley joins us to talk about his new book, "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them."


Food Justice Takes Center Stage at 2019 Good Food Expo

In 2004, Jim Slama, founder of food justice and sustainability NGO FamilyFarmed, created the group’s highest-profile event, the Good Food EXPO.


Milos Stehlik Interviews Christian Petzold About 'Transit' Film

WBEZ Film Contributor and director at Facets Chicago Milos Stehlik talks with German filmmaker, screenwriter and director Christian Petzold.


New Zealand Mosque Shootings Leave 49 Dead

At least 49 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand around the time of midday prayer on Friday


Global Activism: Coptic Orthodox Mama Maggie Gobran

Stephen’s Children is an organization founded by Coptic nun Mama Maggie Gobran, dedicated to improving the lives of children living in central Cairo’s slums.

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