On Background: WBEZ's Politics Podcast

On Background: WBEZ's Politics Podcast

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On Background is WBEZ Chicago’s weekly political podcast. Each week, our top-notch team of political reporters brings you the backstory on the week’s big story. We’ll take you inside the back rooms of Chicago and Illinois government to explain the story, and why it matters.
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Chicago Elects First Open...

04 Apr 2019 | 25 mins 03 secs

Chicago Elects First...

04 Apr 2019 | 25 mins 03 secs

Who is Lori Lightfoot?

29 Mar 2019 | 14 mins 41 secs

Who is Lori Lightfoo...

29 Mar 2019 | 14 mins 41 secs

Who is Toni Preckwinkle?

27 Mar 2019 | 17 mins 37 secs

Who is Toni Preckwin...

27 Mar 2019 | 17 mins 37 secs

COMING SOON: Who are Lori...

22 Mar 2019 | 01 min 26 secs

COMING SOON: Who are...

22 Mar 2019 | 01 min 26 secs

The Politics of Chicago’s...

15 Mar 2019 | 20 mins 53 secs

The Politics of Chic...

15 Mar 2019 | 20 mins 53 secs

Illinois’ Bad Bet On Vide...

09 Mar 2019 | 23 mins 02 secs

Illinois’ Bad Bet On...

09 Mar 2019 | 23 mins 02 secs

The Results Show

01 Mar 2019 | 21 mins 06 secs

The Results Show

01 Mar 2019 | 21 mins 06 secs

The Final Countdown: Chic...

22 Feb 2019 | 23 mins 55 secs

The Final Countdown:...

22 Feb 2019 | 23 mins 55 secs

Do Endorsements Matter?

15 Feb 2019 | 13 mins 17 secs

Do Endorsements Matt...

15 Feb 2019 | 13 mins 17 secs

Help! I don’t know who to...

08 Feb 2019 | 22 mins 38 secs

Help! I don’t know w...

08 Feb 2019 | 22 mins 38 secs

Feds Investigate City Hal...

01 Feb 2019 | 14 mins 44 secs

Feds Investigate Cit...

01 Feb 2019 | 14 mins 44 secs

How Chicago’s Ticketing S...

25 Jan 2019 | 19 mins 53 secs

How Chicago’s Ticket...

25 Jan 2019 | 19 mins 53 secs

Chicago Neighborhoods Def...

18 Jan 2019 | 22 mins 31 secs

Chicago Neighborhood...

18 Jan 2019 | 22 mins 31 secs

Wards To Watch

11 Jan 2019 | 24 mins 20 secs

Wards To Watch

11 Jan 2019 | 24 mins 20 secs

Have It The Chicago Way? ...

04 Jan 2019 | 19 mins 48 secs

Have It The Chicago ...

04 Jan 2019 | 19 mins 48 secs