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Oct 18, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 18, 2020 - Full Show

Meet the highest-ranking Black woman in the Chicago Police Department and a trauma surgeon making safety his specialty. Also: the horrific history of racism on the small screen.

Oct 18, 2020

The Last Word: Thad Smith

Beekeeper Thad Smith offers his thoughts on honeybees, native bees and working together as part of our new feature on “Black Voices.”

Oct 18, 2020

An Exit Interview with Barbara West, the Highest-Ranking Black Woman in CPD History

After more than 25 years on the force and 10 months as Chicago’s number three cop, Deputy Superintendent Barbara West is retiring from the Chicago Police Department.

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Oct 18, 2020

Chicago History Resurfaced in ‘Lovecraft Country’

Is the HBO horror series on your binge-watching list? Architecture critic and author Lee Bey unpacks the hidden history of the new show.

Oct 14, 2020

Former Trauma Surgeon Using Tech to Cure What Ails US

Dr. William Yates has made public safety through technology his business, first by developing metal detectors to prevent gun violence, and now, by developing no-contact thermal scanners to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Oct 11, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 11, 2020 - Full Show

With Sen. Kamala Harris on the ticket, advocates discuss the power of Black women at the ballot box. A throwback to funnyman Bernie Mac. And we’ll get a taste of some Black-owned restaurants.

Oct 11, 2020

Black Women Among America’s Most Active Voters

Black women are considered the backbone of the Democratic Party, despite what advocates call a resurgence in voter suppression tactics. How they became a formidable force in U.S. elections.

Oct 11, 2020

‘Black People Eats’ Showcases Black-Owned Restaurants in Chicago and Beyond

Restaurants have not had it easy the past few months. But in Chicago, a food blogger is doing his best to elevate Black-owned restaurants through social media. We meet up with Jeremy Joyce, the founder of Black People Eats.

Oct 7, 2020

The Chicago Reporter Alumni Question Publication’s Hiatus. Owners Call It ‘Manufactured Hysteria’

For 48 years, the Chicago Reporter has investigated issues of race and poverty. But last month, the publication was abruptly put on hiatus by the faith-based nonprofit that owns it. Now, dozens of former staffers are demanding answers.

Oct 4, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 4, 2020 - Full Show

Why some Black voters say more Black Americans should support President Trump. Colon cancer screenings in the Black community. And the special way South Shore neighbors are making their voices heard.

Oct 4, 2020

Black Republicans Work to Increase Their Ranks

About 10%-15% of Chicago voters cast their ballots for the GOP. Republicans are even harder to find in the Black community, but they do exist — and they say they’d like to see more Black support for President Donald Trump.

Sep 27, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 27, 2020 - Full Show

Boosting the census response in hard-to-count communities. Black Chicago police officers tell us what the job is like right now. And a visit to a West Side record store that sells a little bit of everything.

Sep 27, 2020

Boosting Chicago’s Stubborn Census Response Rate

Community leaders and elected officials have been making a big push to get the city’s and state’s response rates up.

Sep 23, 2020

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame Running Back, Dies at 77

Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Gale Sayers died Wednesday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sep 22, 2020

What’s It Like to Be a Black Cop in Chicago in 2020? We Ask 3 CPD Officers

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and other police killings of Black Americans, calls to defund and reform the police have intensified. At the same time, Chicago is grappling with the coronavirus and a drastic increase in shootings.

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