David Axelrod: From Oak Park to the White House

When President Obama’s former chief strategist—now University of Chicago Institute of Politics founder and CNN senior political commentator—David Axelrod agreed to return to his old suburban neighborhood to kick off the Wednesday Journal newspaper’s series of public conversations at Dominican University, I was honored by the request to moderate the session with my long-ago neighbor and teammate at Chicago’s WXRT-FM.

It was an enlightening and—by the account of Axelrod’s fans in the audience—therapeutic evening.

Hear for yourself in this podcast, recorded Sept. 6, 2017. Or listen on your favorite podcast player, via Spotify, YouTube and Pandora, on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers or on iTunes (say “Hey, Siri! Play Chicago Public Square Podcasts”).

(Photo: Alexa Rogals, Wednesday Journal)

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