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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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How Bicycles Are Transforming Life For The Poor

F.K. Day and his wife, Leah Missbach Day, founded World Bicycle Relief (WBR), a Chicago-based development NGO, after the 2005 tsunami.

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Russia Barred From 2018 Winter Olympics For Doping

We talk about the International Olympic Committee decision to ban the Russian Federation from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Worldview Podcast

Perspectives On Trump Announcement About Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

President Trump says moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will help bring about a two-state solution. Critics say that prospect is dead.

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Perspectives On Trump Announcement About Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

President Trump says moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will help bring about a two-state solution. Critics say that prospect is dead.

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Iran And Middle East Analysis From Trita Parsi

We discuss the Iran nuclear deal, the country’s geopolitical moves, and how Iran may factor into Trump’s recent Jerusalem announcement.

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Honduras Elections: From An On-The-Ground Perspective

Honduras still has no president. There are no certified results nearly two weeks after national elections.The conservative incumbent, Juan Orlando Hernández, has been lauded by the Trump administration for lowering Honduras’ murder rate (one of the world’s highest) and police reform. Businessman and former sports broadcaster Salvador Nasralla ran as an anti-corruption outsider. As Hernández looked set to win, Nasralla accuses him of stealing the election and wants a recount.Attorney Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle was in Honduras to observe the elections. He is an interpreter/translator, community organizer, and member with Chicago-based human rights group La Voz de Los de Abajo.Ginsberg-Jaeckle is back to give us an update, and joining him is Trinidad Sánchez, former director of Honduras-based Red Comal, a network of rural communities that work to promote human rights, rule of law, and social justice for poor farmers.

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Milos Stehlik Reviews Films 'Call Me By Your Name' And 'Lady Bird'

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik of Facets reviews 'Call Me by Your Name' and 'Lady Bird.'

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Reactions/Perceptions From Morocco Of Trump Jerusalem Announcement

Northwestern University professor Brian Edwards discusses the Muslim world's reaction to Trump's announcement about Jerusalem.

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Mayor Of Montreal In Chicago For Mayors Climate Change Summit

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante discusses how global political leaders have joined forces to fill the climate change gap left by the U.S.

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Dorothy Day's Legacy And Family Life, As Told By Granddaughter Kate Hennessy

Granddaughter of famed writer and activist Dorothy Day discusses her book.

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Exhibit And Panel Discussion: 'Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape The Nation'

The Indo-American Heritage Museum's president and vice president share their concerns for America’s Indo community in the era of Trump.

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Mosque Attack Points To Unfulfilled Promises In Egypt

Activist Scott Long discusses Friday’s mosque attack in Egypt and the prospect of government protection of human rights.

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The History Of Russian Cyberattacks On The US

A discussion on modern Russian politics, the role of dissenters, along with the history and proliferation of major document hacks and leaks.

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A Puerto Rico Story: Chicagoan Sonia Negrón Bell’s Race Against Time To Save Her Parents

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Chicagoan Sonia Negrón Bell embarked on a mission to rescue her chronically ill, elderly parents.

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Honduras Farmer Leads Social Movement For Human Rights And Sustainability For Poor And Indigenous In Honduras

An Honduran human rights leader discusses the methods corporations and the government uses to suppress poor, indigenous farmers.

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Milos Stehlik Reviews Oscar-Buzzworthy Film 'Mudbound'

The Netflix dramatic release 'Mudbound,' directed by Dee Rees, is gaining Oscar buzz.

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Weekend Passport: Silk Road Rising Theater’s 'Wild Boar,' A Tale Of Fake News And Censorship

In 'Wild Boar,' a controversial professor goes missing. As an editor and student try to find the truth, they become voices for the voiceless.

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Ma Jun, ‘Founder Of China's Environmental Movement,’ On China’s Environmental And Climate Strategies

According to China’s most recent annual environmental report, three-fourths of Chinese cities can’t meet the nation’s air quality standards

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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest After Coup D'État

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest following an army coup d'état.

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Trump De-emphasizes Human Rights During Visit To Philippines

Trump and Rodrigo Duterte discussed a number of issues, including mutual dislikes, but there was little discussion of Duterte’s human rights record.

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