Obama's Years is a two-part radio documentary that explores how life has changed for Americans over the last eight years. In Part I, NPR's Steve Inskeep travels the country to places in which President Obama delivered speeches, and checks in with Americans living in those places to ask about their perspectives on the issues the president discussed. From Denver to Wichita to Philadelphia, people talk about their jobs, aspirations and family life and discuss issues like healthcare, immigration, guns and race relations and how those issues have played into their lives in the last eight years.
In the second hour of this special coverage, Steve Inskeep sits down with President Obama at the White House and asks the president how he thinks the country has changed during his presidency. Inskeep also talks to the President about the thoughts, ideas and lives of the people he met during the reporting for this documentary.
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