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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

Jordan: The Challenges of Democracy-building, Syrian Refugees, and Saudi Arabia

In the past couple of years, Jordan has been greatly affected by ongoing conflict happening in surrounding areas.

Worldview

Milos Stehlik Interviews Jason Reitman on His Film, "The Front Runner"

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

Worldview

Zen Priest, Alan Senauke, Protecting Rohingya and Building Community Through Buddhism

Alan Senauke is a Zen Priest who was part of an interfaith delegation to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Worldview

Brexit Could Collapse Theresa May’s Tory Government

Theresa May’s conservative government faces collapse after several ministers resigned in protest after the release of the most recent Brexit deal.

Worldview

#MeToo Reaches India - Elites Called Out

India is in the midst of its own #MeToo movement, just a year after it shook up major institutions in the U.S.

Worldview

Minita Gandhi’s Indo-Themed One-Person Play, "Muthaland" Tackles Sexual Assault

Muthaland explores a young Indian-American woman who is forever changed when, on a retreat to her homeland.

Worldview

Remembering Stan Lee: Movies and Comics' Complicated History and Culture

Many critics argue that superhero films are ruining the film industry, prioritizing profit over art form.

Worldview

Illinois to Drop Electricity Carbon Emissions 22% by 2030

We’ve become accustomed to bad news regarding climate change, but the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will join us to give some good news

Worldview

America’s Nuclear Waste Problem Might Soon Be Passing Through Your Neighborhood

A current Bill in Congress could give private companies the responsibility for moving high-level radioactive waste (HLRW)

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What Does India’s Opposition Congress Party Stand For Today?

India’s general elections will be held next spring.

Worldview

Ethnic, Political Turmoil in Ethiopia as Women Ascend to Power

Yesterday, a mass grave of 200 people was found in Ethiopia.

Worldview

Film "Loyalty Stories" on American Muslims in the Military

Loyalty: Stories is a documentary series that follows the lives of American Muslims in the military.

Worldview

Midterm Elections from the Perspective of the Marginalized and Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker

Analysts predicted a “Blue wave”, led by non-white male candidates and voters.

Worldview

Global Notes: WOMEX 2018

Catalina Maria Johnson, host of Vocalo’s Beat Latino, just got back from the 2018 World Music Expo (WOMEX) held in Las Palmas on the Canary Islands.

Worldview Podcast

Worldview: November 5, 2018

“Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism” In Discussion at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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“Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism” In Discussion at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Proponents of globalization promised a world of shared prosperity and universal liberal values.

Worldview

Weekend Passport: "American Jornalero” & Chicago’s Muslim History

Teatro Vista’s new production of “American Jornalero” is about the plight of urban day laborers amidst the simmering America First movement.

Worldview

Gabe Polsky’s Documentary, "In Search of Greatness", Probes Minds of Legendary Athletes

For today’s “Master Class”, Milos chats with Chicago filmmaker, Gabe Polsky, director of the new documentary, “In Search of Greatness”.

Worldview

Report from Honduras As Trump Increases Incendiary Rhetoric Against Asylum-Seekers

On Monday, the US Defense Department the Trump administration is preparing to send as many as 5,200 troops to the US-Mexico border, in response to migrants and asylum-seekers coming from Honduras through Mexico.

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Interfaith Faith Leader, Eboo Patel, "Pleads" for Religious Tolerance in Trump Era

Three self-identified White supremacists committed a massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, shot to death Black patrons at a Kentucky Kroger grocery store, and sent pipe-bombs to Democratic party politicians, and other critics of President Donald Trump.

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