WBEZ Chicago – Chicagoland’s NPR news source – has a legacy of innovation as the birthplace of nationally acclaimed programs such as This American Life, Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and the ground-breaking podcast, Serial.
WBEZ Chicago is home to Reset, a daily talk show that focuses on the news and conversations that matter most to listeners' day-to-day lives and a growing portfolio of popular podcasts including Nerdette, Motive, South Side Stories and the “Making” series, Making Obama, Making Oprah and Making Beyonce.
What do you wonder about Chicago, the region and its people? WBEZ’s Curious City tracks down the answers to your questions, with stories on wbez.org, in a weekly podcast, and on WBEZ 91.5 FM. Curious City’s mission is to involve the public in editorial decision-making, make journalism more transparent and strengthen multimedia coverage about Chicago, the surrounding region and its people (past or present).
Vocalo, WBEZ's sister station, is Chicago’s source for urban alternative music. Vocalo aspires to be the soundtrack that amplifies our city and makes you say and feel – this is what Chicago sounds like.
Vocalo is home to many local shows including Mornings with Bekoe, Jill Afternoons, The Friday Night DJ Series, Reclaimed Soul and Domingos en Vocalo. Vocalo is also home to The Goods newsletter, a bi-weekly newsletter that features one curated playlist, two local artist profiles and three opportunities to do good.
The Rundown is WBEZ’s daily afternoon newsletter that helps you get caught up on the biggest local, national and international stories of the day. It’s quick and digestible, so you can read it as you avoid talking to someone in the elevator, when you need an interesting fact to impress a date or when you need to change the subject.