Making Obama

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/making-obama/71b8de57-b2be-4e03-8481-683258de3ec1

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Preview: Public Official A


If you enjoyed listening to Making Obama, some folks here at WBEZ have another podcast for you. It’s also about politics, but this one is very different. Family drama, FBI wiretaps and -- ultimately -- a very long prison sentence dominate this story whic


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 11 January 2019  2m
 
 

Preview: 16 Shots


Making Obama host Jenn White introduces a new podcast from WBEZ and The Chicago Tribune called 16 Shots. Almost four years ago, Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, was fatally shot by Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago Police officer. Police reported McDonal


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 31 August 2018  4m
 
 

Obama BONUS: The Decision


Just two and a half years after his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, Barack Obama announced he was running for president.


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 10 April 2018  21m
 
 

Obama 6: Yes We Can!


Barack Obama burst onto the national stage during his U.S. Senate run. Hear how ambition and luck propelled him to Washington. wbez.org/making


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 15 March 2018  58m
 
 

Obama 5: Up Or Out


In 2000, Barack Obama suffered his only election loss. That defeat sets him on the course for his eventual U.S. Senate run.


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 08 March 2018  55m
 
 

Obama 4: Wait Your Turn


In 2000, Barack Obama ran for Congress against a Chicago political legend. It became a contest about race and identity.


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 01 March 2018  56m
 
 

Obama 3: You Don’t Say No To Barack


Former President Barack Obama won his first political seat in 1996. Hear what he had to learn, and the conflicts he faced, to get there.  wbez.org/making


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 22 February 2018  56m
 
 

Obama 2: Chicago Politics Ain’t Beanbag


When Barack Obama first came to Chicago, a political transformation was happening in the city. Hear how that change inspired him.


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 15 February 2018  42m
 
 

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.


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 08 February 2018  45m
 
 

Preview: Making Obama


Former President Barack Obama — along with friends, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Subscribe now and don’t miss the first episode on February 8.


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 19 January 2018  3m
 
 
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