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On Background: Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2018 Elections

Tuesday, October 16 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center 77 E Randolph St 60602 Chicago , IL

It’s officially fall and in even numbered years that means one thing: elections! If you just realized the midterm elections are right around the corner and have yet to focus on the candidates and issues on the ballot, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

On Background is WBEZ Chicago’s weekly political podcast. And, each week our top-notch team of political reporters brings you the backstory on the week’s big political stories. On October 16 we are hosting a live, free taping of the show at the Chicago Cultural Center. Join us as On Background’s host, Becky Vevea, explores everything you want to know about the upcoming elections but were afraid to ask. Becky will be joined by some of the best political reporters in the city to cut through the noise and get to the heart of the issues. 

From local races that impact the future of our city and state to congressional races with national implications, we’ll explore the differences between candidates, their stances on the issues and what’s at stake for voters this fall. Episodes available for download here.

Featured Guests:

  • Becky Vevea, Host, On Background: The WBEZ Politics Podcast
  • Tony Arnold, State Politics Reporter, WBEZ
  • Dave McKinney, State Politics Reporter, WBEZ
  • Mary Ann Ahern, Political Reporter, NBC 5 Chicago
  • Tahman Bradley, Political Reporter, WGN
  • Mariano Gielis, Reporter, Univision

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