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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

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Milos Stehlik At Cannes 2018 — Day 4

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik is wrapping up his week of reports for 'Worldview' from the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

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Iraq Votes In Populist Cleric As New Head Of State

BBC Arabic correspondent Rami Ruhayem gives an analysis on why Iraqis soundly rejected their current government.

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‘Fantastic Woman’ Director Sebastián Lelio On Lesbian Love Story, ‘Disobedience’

“I really love characters when they are forced towards evolutionary crossroads. They are facing dilemmas and have to decide,” Lelio says.

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Milos Stehlik At Cannes 2018 — Day 3

WBEZ's film contributor Milos Stehlik joins us from the 71st Cannes International Film festival.

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Is Sectarianism An Ancient Problem With Iran?

A discussion on the role Saudi Arabia and other Arab states played jeopardizing the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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Milos Stehlik At Cannes 2018 — Day 2

WBEZ's film contributor Milos Stehlik joins us from the south of France with updates from the 71st Cannes International Film festival.

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Israeli And Palestinian Perspectives On Israel’s Killing Of Gaza Protesters

Israeli soldiers shot and killed nearly 60 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza Border Monday. We get opposing perspectives on the protests.

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Israeli Soldiers Kill Gaza Protesters As U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed dozens of protesters at the Gaza border on Monday.

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Global Activism: Cervical Cancer Rates For U.S. Women On Par With Global Poor

Cervical cancer is as big a problem for working class and poor women in the U.S., as it is for the extreme poor around the world.

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U.S. House Committee Votes On BUILD Act

A new bill being introduced in Congress would allow the government to incentivize American businesses to invest in foreign countries.

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Historian Rashid Khalidi On Iran Deal And Middle East News

'Worldview' discusses the Iran deal and other Middle East news with historian, author, and professor of Arab studies Rashid Khalidi.

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Milos Stehlik's Cannes 2018 Preview

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik of Facets Chicago gives us the dish on some films people are already talking about, including Everybody Knows.

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2018 World Fair Trade Expo Preview

Worldview will renew its annual live broadcast from World Fair Trade Day on Michigan Avenue and at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

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Trump Announcement On Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump tweeted he will announce today his decision on whether the U.S. will recertify the Iran nuclear deal.

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Milos Stehlik Interviews Jason Reitman

Filmmaker Jason Reitman has carved out a niche in comedy that deals with heavy, transitional moments in life.

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Weekend Passport: James Beard Chefs Abe Conlon On Sustainability, And A New Argentine Play Comes To Chicago

The James Beard Awards brings the world’s food industry leaders to Chicago, and 'The Madres' plays at Victory Gardens Theater.

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Peter Beinart On Gaza And The 'Two-State Solution'

The past few Fridays, Palestinian protesters have participated in what organizers call “The Great March of Return” along Gaza’s border with Israel.

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Global Activism: 'Save A Mother' Dropping Maternal Mortality Rates In India

According to the World Health Organization, 830 women die every day from preventable causes related to childbirth.

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Tabla Master Zakir Hussain Performs Live

Lauded as “one of the architects of modern world music,” Zakir Hussain joins us for a live performance.

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Artist Ai Weiwei Calls Global Refugee Crisis A ‘Human Crisis’

In Chicago before the opening of his new art exhibit here, the famed Chinese dissident told WBEZ, “We have to give dignity to these people.”

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