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The Chicago Reader's Back Room Deal features radio personality and longtime Reader political writer Ben Joravsky arguing local Chicago politics with Reader staff writer Maya Dukmasova. With sharp wit and stinging analysis, Joravsky and Dukmasova cut through the smokey haze of the elections to offer you a glimpse of the current Chicago races—ward-level and, of course, mayoral. Will these historic elections be determined in back-room deals, like so many in Chicago's past? Let Ben and Maya talk you through it.

Chicago Reader's Back Room Deal Ben Joravsky, Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader

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    • 5.0, 30 Ratings

The Chicago Reader's Back Room Deal features radio personality and longtime Reader political writer Ben Joravsky arguing local Chicago politics with Reader staff writer Maya Dukmasova. With sharp wit and stinging analysis, Joravsky and Dukmasova cut through the smokey haze of the elections to offer you a glimpse of the current Chicago races—ward-level and, of course, mayoral. Will these historic elections be determined in back-room deals, like so many in Chicago's past? Let Ben and Maya talk you through it.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Amo Roma ,

Learning a lot about my town

Ben & Maya are perfect compliments to each other with real, no BS discussion and context. Great way to spend 20 minutes.

cjcreggsgoldfish ,

Vital, clear!

An excellent podcast covering the idiosyncrasies of Chicago politics/government.

bjennifer ,

Glad to have found this

Indispensable, especially with the election coming up.

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