Saturday morning special

Because Chicago Public Square loves you, here’s a special Saturday edition, bringing you a fresh Square podcast to accompany your journey over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house. Or whatever.

It’s an interview recorded on-stage just this week with Barack Obama’s award-winning first biographer, David Mendell—in which he explains, among other things, why he doesn’t expect his book to hold a place of honor in Obama’s presidential library.

If you’ve had it with bad news about the present president, a return to the political roots of his predecessor may cure what ails ya.

Hear here.

Square extras like this wouldn’t happen without fans whose pledges keep special projects coming. So thank Cynthia Farenga, Crissy Kawamoto, Clifton Wilson, Cindy Coakes, Christine Koenig, Christine Hauri, Christine Cupaiuolo, Chris Ruys, Chris Handzlik, Catherine Johns, Cate Plys, Carrie Bankes, Carol Morency and Carmie Callobre. Please consider joining them.

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