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16 Shots

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WBEZ & the Chicago Tribune

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A podcast about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the troubled relationship between African-Americans and the Chicago Police Department. Brought to you by WBEZ Chicago and The Chicago Tribune
 
Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.
 
'South Side Stories' is a celebration of the real-life people and places that inspired Comedy Central’s hit new comedy series, 'South Side.' With lots of laughs, love and plenty of real talk, 'South Side Stories' proves that what you see on the news is only a small slice of a big city. btb.
 
Host Jonathan Groubert and WBEZ have teamed up to bring back the revered program, The State We're In. In Season 1 of this podcast reboot, you'll hear astonishing true and personal stories from all over the globe. The sonically beautiful, and narratively gripping "talkumentary" program brings you guests who will amaze you, break your heart or leave you laughing -- sometimes, all at once. If you're a fan of This American Life, or captivating storytelling in general, you'll want to be sure to s ...
 
The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
 
Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barber Shop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Produced in partnership with the Chicago Reporter, and hosted by WBEZ’s Richard Steele. Airs every Sunday at 9am CST on Vocalo 91.1FM, 89.5 FM, and streams live on Vocalo.org. The show also airs on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ, 91.5FM, and streams live on WBEZ.org.
 
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Front And Center

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Front And Center

WBEZ/Front And Center

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Front and Center explores the issues that make our region what it is, taking time to investigate hard questions and follow rich stories. Our first series explores the most obvious aspect of the region: water. Front and Center is sponsored by the Joyce Foundation.
 
PleasureTown is a story-based podcast told in serial form that details the history of a little-known, failed Oklahoma utopian society. The town’s history is crowdsourced, piece by piece, by the producers, collaborators and audience members. PleasureTown is created and produced by Keith Ecker and Erin Kahoa, along with the assistance of WBEZ in Chicago.
 
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11 Central Ave

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11 Central Ave

The Radio Comic Strip

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A four minute weekly radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. This short radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in.As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our ti ...
 
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Public Media and the Chicago Sun-Times are in talks about joining forces to become a single nonprofit news organization. CPM’s board of directors approved the proposed deal in a meeting Wednesday night, paving the way for CPM to acquire the Sun-Times, a move that would create one of the largest nonprofit news organizations in the nation. Host: Sash…
 
On this week’s episode Curious City investigates the origins of the Munger Road haunting. Like any good ghost story, there are several versions of the Munger Road tale, but the ghost story goes something like this: A school bus full of kids was crossing over the train tracks and it stalled. Before the driver could get the bus off the tracks, a trai…
 
The Chicago Reader started small. But over the decades, the alt-weekly pioneer has influenced and shaped the news ecosystem in Chicago and beyond. Reset reflects on the Reader’s greatest achievements and changes as it marks its 50th anniversary, and asks listeners about their experience with the paper. Host: Sasha-Ann Simons Producers: Stephanie Ki…
 
The worst kept secret about Denis Villeneuve's DUNE is that it's only half a movie. Or half a story, anyway. Villeneuve split Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel in two, with part one offering a stunningly detailed and impressively cast setup to a conclusion we may not see for years. Adam and Josh admire the film's craft, but they were left with m…
 
It's spooky season and hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a new batch of songs about ghosts to share. They're joined by Sam Weller, author of many books on Ray Bradbury and the gothic short story collection Dark Black, to discuss spooky music. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Sign…
 
Last year 26,000 students applied to the city’s eleven selective enrollment high schools. Less than five thousand were offered spots. CPS says new changes to the admissions process will promote equity and access. Reset hears from the head of High Jump, a non-profit helping talented low-income middle schoolers prepare and apply for high school. Host…
 
Chicago was like Hollywood before Hollywood became the movie capital we know today. And Black directors were an important part of that early industry. In 1913 Willam Foster became the first Black director to make a film with an all Black cast. Yet most people have never heard of him. Reporter Arionne Nettles shares his story and the legacy he left …
 
In this bonus episode, Sound Opinions Senior Producer Alex Claiborne chats with drummer Gina Schock of The Go-Go's about her upcoming photobook, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 40th anniversary of Beauty and the Beat. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a V…
 
Chicago historian and civil rights activist Timuel Black dies at age 102. Park District CEO Mike Kelly resigns over the city’s lifeguard abuse scandal. Plus, first lady Jill Biden visits Chicago to honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Reset goes beyond the headlines in our Weekly News Recap with host Sasha-Ann Simons. Host: Sasha-Ann Simons Producers:…
 
In five films over 15 years, Daniel Craig has established himself as the pre-eminent Bond. But will he also prove to be the final 007? The 60-year-old franchise has its work cut out for it, finding someone to fill Craig's shoes and bringing the iconic, if archaic, character firmly into the 21st century. Adam and Josh agree that the new NO TIME TO D…
 
Since the 1980s, producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have made huge hits with artists like Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey. But finally in 2021, the duo released their debut album as artists. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Jimmy Jam about the record and his illustrious past work. Plus, we hear the song that g…
 
Chicago civil rights activist and cultural icon Timuel Black died Tuesday at age 102. He was a historian, teacher, storyteller and music-lover who dedicated his life to ending segregation, voter disenfranchisement and discrimination. Reset pays tribute to the legend and speaks with several people who knew and worked with him. Host: Sasha-Ann Simons…
 
Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood was first settled by Irish and German immigrants who were soon supplanted by a large influx of Czech immigrants. They gave the neighborhood its name but it’s known today for its Mexican and Mexican American population who first began moving in during the 50s and 60s. Pilsen continued to be a port of entry for decades a…
 
As Joe Ferguson wraps up his final days as Chicago’s inspector general, he releases two new audits sounding the alarms on fire department response times and City Council finances.For more Reset interviews, subscribe to this podcast. And please give us a rating, it helps other listeners find us. For more about Reset, go to wbez.org and follow us on …
 
In this bonus podcast, Greg plays a song by a band that were once critical darlings, but have taken a critical beating over the past 20 years. He presents this song as evidence they haven't lost a step. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9T Become a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvc Send us a Voice Memo: https://bit.ly/2RyD5Ah…
 
Reset talks with an epidemiologist whose research powered a pending Congressional bill. The “Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021” links poor maternal health outcomes for Black women to climate change and environmental racism Host: Sasha-Ann Simons Producers: Steve Bynum
 
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, 120,000 people of Japanese descent were forcibly removed from their homes, uprooted from the lives they built and stripped of their civil rights. The aftermath of Japanese American incarceration led to a national movement for reparations. Reset learns about a new multimedia experience about the Japanese America…
 
“I hear what you’re saying, but you’re completely wrong.” Adam has employed his favorite catchphrase many times over the years, but never on himself. On this week’s show, as part of the Jane Campion Oeuvre-View, he revisits the director's Oscar-winning (and beloved by Josh) THE PIANO for the first time since his lukewarm first encounter with the fi…
 
Whether he was recording as Songs: Ohia or Magnolia Electric Company, Jason Molina was a poetic and enigmatic musician, releasing 16 studio albums before his untimely death in 2013. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Erin Osmon about her biography of Molina, "Riding With The Ghost." The hosts also hear what song got Leon Bridges Hooked on S…
 
As aldermen work on new ward boundaries, the Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission has published its own independent map. Reset talks with two of the commissioners on why they believe City Council should vote on their independent “People’s Map,” which includes fewer gerrymandered wards and attempts to give residents fair and equitable represent…
 
The Great Chicago Fire, which lasted from October 8th to October 10th, 1871, destroyed most of Chicago from what is today Roosevelt Road up to Fullerton and from the Lake west to the Chicago River. Almost 100,000 Chicagoans lost their homes and several hundred lost their lives. And while the Chicago Water Tower has become an important symbol of wha…
 
On the night of Oct. 8, 1871, a fire broke out in Chicago. It started in or around a small barn owned by Patrick and Catherone O’Leary and would ultimately shape the city into what it is today. Historian Carl Smith joins Reset to tell the real story of the blaze that destroyed — and ultimately redefined — Chicago.…
 
Director Julia Ducournau wants to shake her audience to the core. And she more or less accomplished that feat - for Josh, anyway - with her 2016 debut "Raw." Her latest, TITANE, falls into several genre categories—body horror, revenge picture, deeply black comedy—none of which quite prepare you for the experience of watching it. While Ducournau pro…
 
As the two journalists who had the biggest roles in bringing R. Kelly to justice, dream hampton, director of "Surviving R. Kelly" and Jim DeRogatis reflect on the news this week that the R&B superstar was convicted of federal charges. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot also review new albums from Adia Victoria and Little Simz. Join our Facebook Group…
 
A government shutdown will go into effect Thursday at midnight if Congress does act to fund the federal government. Meanwhile, lawmakers are getting closer to voting on two massive pieces of President Biden’s agenda: A $1 trillion infrastructure package and a $3.5 trillion spending plan. Reset checks in with a local lawmaker who sits on the powerfu…
 
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