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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

Will Victory In Kirkuk Lead To A Kurdish State?

An update on the humanitarian situation and also analysis on the question of the Kirkuk victory signaling the beginning of a Kurdish state.

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Milos Stehlik Interviews 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' Director Simon Curtis

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik interviews the director of 'Goodbye Christopher Robin.'

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Hip Hop Artist Kayem On His ‘Amplify Peace: Saving Syrian Lives’ Tour

Libyan-American hip-hop artist Kayem talks about his new tour supporting Syrians affected by war and his work to help revitalize Libya.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents From Mexico: The Teatro Linea de Sombra Ensemble’s 'Amarillo'

We talk with Jorge A. Vargas, director of Amarillo, and Doreen Sayegh, international projects producer at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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US-Backed Syrian Militia Group Takes Raqqa Back From ISIS

The Syrian Democratic Forces — a militia group made up of Kurds and Arabs with American backing — took the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS.

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International Community Has Failed The Displaced, Says David Miliband

Miliband, the CEO of the International Rescue Committee, called it a tragedy that the world’s most vulnerable are “persecuted twice over.”

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How the Protestant Reformation Still Drives Western Civilization 500 Years Later

Around the globe, the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary will be officially commemorated on Oct. 31.

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Milos Stehlik Interviews Director Éva Gárdos On Her Film 'Budapest Noir'

Milos Stehlik, WBEZ film contributor and director at Facets, chats with Éva Gárdos about her new movie, 'Budapest Noir.'

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Open Mosque Day

Leaders discuss why they say Islamic Center of Naperville's Open Mosque Day will aid in lessening tensions in the U.S. towards Muslims.

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Global Activism: S.A.C.R.E.D.’s Mexico In A Bottle Festival

Chicagoan Lou Bank runs a nonprofit that uses traditional and artisanal agave spirits — mezcal — to help people in rural Mexico.

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Cure Violence’s Syria Project

Chicago's Cure Violence has expanded globally into numerous countries. The group now has its focus on helping refugees.

Worldview Podcast

Worldview: October 9, 2017

50 Years Since Che Guevara's Death

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50 Years Since Che Guevara's Death

A biographical overview of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, the Marxist revolutionary who was captured and killed in Bolivia on Oct. 9, 1967.

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Global Activism: Bookwallah Update

For our Global Activism segment, we’ll get an update on the group Bookwallah from founder and CEO Seena Jacob.

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The Ramifications Of The Kurdish Independence Referendum

Kurdish officials said that nearly 93 percent of voters supported last month's referendum to establish a separate Kurdish state.

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Barbet Schroeder’s Film ‘The Venerable W’ Documents Islamophobic Buddhist Monk Leader and Rohingya Genocide

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik talks with Barbet Schroeder about his documentaries and the genocide against Burma’s Rohingya minority.

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Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Advocates For New Altruistic Capitalism

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus discusses his new book, which focuses on inequity and economic justice.

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Global Activism: Women's Global Education Project

Global activist Amy Maglio discusses the work of the Women's Global Education Project, which supports girls’ education in Senegal and Kenya.

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Saving Africa’s Rhinos From Extinction

We talk about the work of conservationist Clive Stockil, which has helped Zimbabwe’s Rhinoceros population rebound.

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Trump Administration Announces Travel Ban 3.0

We’ll discuss the legalities of the Trump administration's latest revision to its travel ban.

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