By WBEZ Chicago
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Documentaries, feature stories, and other original programming from WBEZ Chicago.
||Clean‘Convoy’: A Real Hit From A Fictional Country Star||C.W. McCall had a surprise No. 1 hit in 1976. But he was actually an ad executive playing the character of a country singer. Sound Opinions producer Evan Chung tells the strange story of how “Convoy” became a cultural phenomenon. He speaks with the||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWBEZ Presents: Finding Dr. Fong||Upon discovering a pattern of students skipping swim class in the CPS system, WBEZ’s Linda Lutton attempts to follows the trail of sick notes and track down their progenitor: one elusive and enigmatic Dr. Fong. This episode of WBEZ Presents is a spec||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe War On Coal In Southern Illinois||Last summer, WBEZ reporter Dan Weissmann traveled to West Frankfort, a small town in southern Illinois that briefly played host to a small battle in the so-called “war on coal.” With coal at the center of the climate change battle, some people from||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExit Interview: WBEZ’s Ben Calhoun Returns To ‘This American Life’||After more than two years as WBEZ’s vice president of content and programming, Ben Calhoun is returning to the staff at This American Life. WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan sat down with Calhoun on his last day to discuss his career, the WBEZ stories he lo||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe NBA, PB&J And WBEZ||ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes tracked the popularity of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the NBA. We speak with Holmes – and WBEZ employees – about the famous sandwich.||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChess Records||Chicago-based Chess Records helped make stars of Muddy Waters, Etta James and a force of nature named Chuck Berry, who died March 18, 2017, at his home outside St. Louis. He was 90. In 2010, WBEZ’s Sound Opinions visited the home of Chess Records,||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Homeownership: The Promise and The Pitfalls||Buying a house is a complicated and high-risk move, but it’s even more so if you’re black because all kinds of things are rigged against you.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn American Mosque: Blending 7th Century Revelations With Midwest Suburbia||Thirty miles southwest of downtown Chicago, in a village where suburban sprawl and farmland coexist, sits a scaled-down version of Jerusalem’s iconic Dome of the Rock. The men who built The Prayer Center of Orland Park a decade ago set out to create||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe View From Room 205: The Story Of 30 Fourth Graders And One Big Question||Reporter Linda Lutton spent a year at Penn Elementary on Chicago’s West Side exploring one big idea: Can schools make the American dream real for poor kids?||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Listeners also subscribed to
- Ben Joravsky Interviews: Inside Chicago Government
- Inside Chicago Government
- View in iTunes