Heidi Heitkamp in the WTTW studio on Jan. 12, 2023. (WTTW News)

In 2012, Heidi Heitkamp was a trailblazer, becoming the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from North Dakota. She previously served as the state’s attorney general before an unsuccessful bid for governor. Now, she's taking on a new challenge right here in Chicago.

Former Chicago Public Radio host Steve Edwards talks about his switch from broadcasting to a new gig at the University of Chicago.

David Axelrod

President Obama's longtime political strategist will head a new Institute of Politics at The University of Chicago. Elizabeth Brackett talks with David Axelrod about this new project, and the presidential campaign.