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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


Detention, Asylum and Capital Punishment: An Update on Human Rights in East Asia

Some of the world’s greatest crises have reached East Asia.


UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, Faces Brexit Disaster and No-Confidence Vote

Theresa May faces no-confidence vote.


Former Mayor, Marine and “Green Republican” Says “Less Oil or More Caskets”

Greg Ballard was elected, in part, on an agenda to make Indianapolis "the most sustainable city in the Midwest."


Theresa May Faces Failed Brexit Vote and Mike Pompeo’s Biblical Middle East Trip

May had already delayed the vote in hopes of renegotiating with the EU.


JB Pritzker Becomes 43rd Governor Of Illinois: His Speech And Roundtable Analysis

Pritzker, a billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, takes the reigns of a state struggling to fund basic social services and pension obligations.


Weekend Passport: Play, "La Ruta" Highlights & Human Trafficking

Based on real testimonies, the play dramatizes the trauma from decades of women and girls being disappeared in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.


Milos Stehlik Reviews Latest Netflix Releases

Milos has always been skeptical of the trend of streaming services, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, releasing major films and bypassing theaters.


Solar For Faith Communities: Helping Houses of Worship Go Green

One stereotype about people of faith is that they are skeptical of, or deny, climate change. Faith in Place, a Chicago-based interreligious coalition, resists that stereotype by helping faith-based communities shore-up energy efficiency in their houses of worship.


Trump Doubles Down on Wall Demands As Shutdown Continues

As a U.S. Federal government shutdown over border wall funding approaches three weeks, Tuesday night, President Donald Trump gave his first Oval Office speech. Amidst concerns he would declare a state-of-emergency to secure funding to build his much-touted wall along the U.S. Mexico border, Trump instead read scripted remarks echoing his statements from political rallies. Numerous fact-checkers have challenged most of the President’s assertions of an immigration crisis at the border. Joining Worldview to analyze Trump’s remarks is Oscar Chacon, co‐founder and executive director of Chicago-based Alianza Americas, a network of nearly 50 organizations that serves Latin American and Caribbean immigrants.


Women Protest Over India Temple Ban and New Government in Bangladesh Awash in Corruption Scandals

In the Southern Indian state of Kerala, two women entered Sabarimala temple. The women are now in hiding.


In Film “Capernaum”, Boy Sues Parents for Giving Him Life

WBEZ Film Contributor and Director at Facets Chicago, Milos Stehlik, interviews the world’s great and innovative filmmakers on Worldview.


As Migrant Children Die in U.S. Custody, One Man Continues His Months-long Vigil at Texas Migrant Detention Camp

The deaths of two migrant children in U.S. custody last month has put new pressure on the Trump Administration about its immigration policies.


Worldview 2018 Year in Review: Milos Stehlik's Favorite Films

Today, he’ll share his inaugural “best of” list with a look back at 2018’s best in foreign film!


Worldview 2018 Year in Review: Inequality

Jeffrey Winters, author of the book, Oligarchy, believes the numbers mask a deep despair and inequality that permeates America.


Milos Stehlik Reviews Biopic of Dick Cheney, "Vice"

Vice is the new biopic from Oscar-winning filmmaker Adam McKay about the controversial former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney.


Global Notes: Surabhi Ensemble Celebrates WBEZ Host Tony Sarabia's Last Hurrah!

For nearly a decade, WBEZ’s Tony Sarabia joined Worldview on Wednesdays for Global Notes, a look at international music.


ICE Raids NW Indiana Mexican Restaurants

On the evening of Friday, December 14, two locations of Mexico Lindo Bar and Grill, in Portage and Knox, Indiana, were raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


"The Wines Report" with Emily Wines: Exploring Italy’s Amari

Amaro is the Italian word for bitter and also is also the name for the bitter drink consumed all over the country.


Peace Ensemble “Fulcrum Point” Marks 20th Anniversary with Concert

The innovative music arts collaborative celebrates its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018.


Milos Stehlik Discusses Cultural Controversy of Award-winning Japanese Film "Shoplifters"

WBEZ film contributor and Facets Chicago founder, Milos Stehlik, joins Worldview to review the controversial Shoplifters, now showing in theaters.

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