The play — adapted for audio — will air on WBEZ and Vocalo on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Chicago musicians this year spun up songs meant to inspire. Vocalo’s Stephen Bekoe helps us break down 2020’s best tracks.
Chicagoan Angela Jackson is the fifth poet laureate in Illinois history, flling a position that had been vacant since 2017.
A massive collection of improv material — from video performances to show programs — will be available for future researchers and performers.
Looking for some listening recommendations? Here are the top 2020 picks from WBEZ’s expert podcast team.
Author Sarah Vowell and comedian Maeve Higgins visit the Nerdette Book Club for a spoiler-filled discussion about a plodding murder mystery.
Over the past 25 years, Isaac Gómez’s mom worked her way up from cashier to store manager at one of the largest focus Walmarts in the U.S.
At-home living inspired WBEZ bookworm Greta Johnsen to read 95 books this year (over 25 more than last year). Here are her 10 favorites.
How much does your brain work just moving your body? We ask a neuroscientist. Plus, we debate cookie of the year and look back at the week.
From eating Nita’s Gumbo to reading Mariah Carey’s new memoir, Arionne Nettles shares her top picks for the week