Making Obama

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage.

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From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former president himself.

LATEST SHOW | Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

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Obama 1: The Man In The Background

Before he was the 44th president, Barack Obama worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Hear how the city shaped his political ambitions.