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On Background: WBEZ's Politics Podcast

Midterm Madness LIVE!

The WBEZ politics team hosted a live version of On Background at the Chicago Cultural Center on Tuesday, and today we’re bringing you the best parts of that program.

The show featured a sharp panel of reporters, a packed house, and lively discussions about what life might look like in 2019 for the (new?) governor of Illinois. We also asked what type of role Illinois voters will play in determining who takes the U.S. House of Representatives this November (“A big role,” says one of our panelists).

Join host Becky Vevea, WBEZ state politics reporters Dave McKinney and Tony Arnold, WGN political reporter Tahman Bradley, Univision reporter Mariano Gielis, and political reporter Mary Ann Ahern from NBC 5 Chicago.

Each week at On Background, WBEZ’s team of political reporters brings you the backstory on the week's big story. Host Becky Vevea and guests take you inside the back rooms of Chicago and Illinois government to better understand the people, places and forces shaping today’s politics.

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