Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border



Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border offers multilingual live radio and archival audio programs addressing “the multiple pandemics of racism, sexism, xenophobia and neo-colonialism on steroids in the Trump Era.” Throughout his life, Gómez-Peña has worked in audio art and radio across multiple genres, from poetic journalism to Spanglish spoken word, and from radical storytelling to collaborations with musicians, poets, and activists. This ongoing series will present samples of his previous work (1980–2015) and newly recorded material created in the last two years and during lock-down.


In a first-ever partnership, Jane Addams Hull-House MuseumPublic Media Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art present a year-long series of experimental audio performances from Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur Fellow, class of 1991. The series is an initiative of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Changeand the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, a multi-venue exhibition and program series organized by the Smart Museum to mark the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows program throughout 2021.

CoAmp en Español



Communities Amplified presents original Spanish content as part of the expanded multilingual programming on the WLPN airwaves each week.

This project is supported by major funding from The Field Foundation and additional support from The McCormick Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Learning Exchange.

Cruel Public Schooling



Cruel Public Schooling [CPS] is a youth produced segment that discusses issues revolving Chicago Public Schools schools, family and students. As part of Wattz Up!, Yollocalli Arts Reach Radio Productions, CPS opens a platform to cover essential topics that can impact Black and Brown students all over Chicago neighborhoods.

CPS is produced and hosted by Melissa Regalado in collaboration with Wattz Up! Team.

Soothing Sounds



Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

Global HiFi



The Global Get Down!

Democracy Now

Monday thru Friday


Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

Vapor Radio

Almost Daily


Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

Bad @ Sports Center



Contemporary art talk without the ego. The Midwest’s largest independent contemporary art talk show.

Country, My Way



Underplayed classics, and small-label gems, spanning all eras of honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, western swing, country soul/funk, Ameripolitan. Stubbornly curated by Chicago’s country-est mofo: singer & songwriter Lawrence Peters.