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.

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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.

Sep 20, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 20, 2020 - Full Show

Chicago’s top doctor on closing the life expectancy gap between Black and White residents. A nonprofit takes stock in local youth. A father and son duo takes us on a tour through “Boarded Up Chicago.”

Sep 20, 2020

New Book ‘Boarded Up Chicago’ Explores Mural Movement Amid Unrest

A father and son documenting the city’s reaction to the police killing of George Floyd turn their images into a new book.

Sep 20, 2020

How a Chicago Native is Helping Kids Put Stock Into Themselves

Rendel Solomon tells us about his nonprofit initiative One Stock One Future, which aims to turn one million youth into public company shareholders via workshops and donated funds. 

Sep 17, 2020

Inside a Family Owned Record Store Open Since the ‘60s

For more than 50 years, a family business in West Garfield Park has persevered in good times and bad. They run a record shop that sells music in many formats – and pretty much anything else that will sell.

Sep 17, 2020

Systemic Racism to Blame for 9-Year Life Expectancy Gap Between Black, White Chicagoans: Report

Mayor Lightfoot called the life expectancy gap between Black and White residents “unacceptable,” as the Chicago Department of Public Health issued a new report that found systemic racism pervades nearly every aspect of civic life.

Sep 13, 2020

Black Voices: The Debut Episode

Chicago Public Schools students talk about their first week of virtual classes. We explore the history of police in schools, and the local connections of the NFL’s first Black team president.

Sep 13, 2020

Black Voices: First Week in 2020 School Year Tests CPS

How did the first week of virtual school go at Chicago Public Schools? We speak with a panel of CPS students about their experiences.

Sep 13, 2020

Black Voices: Northwestern, Booth Alum Named NFL Team President

From the football field to the front office: We speak with Jason Wright, the NFL’s first Black team president.

Sep 1, 2020

Black People More Likely Get Colon Cancer in Cook County

In Cook County, Black people are 26% more likely to get colon and rectum cancer than white people, according to the CDC. “Screening rates a bit lower, but they’re not that much lower,” said Dr. Ed McDonald, a gastroenterologist. “There’s something else going on.”

Aug 19, 2020

Virtual Bronzeville Art District Trolley Pays Homage to South Side Artists

For the last 15 years, Chicagoans have explored the art of one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods thanks to a trolley. But this year, the Bronzeville Art District Trolley tour is going virtual. 

Jul 23, 2020

How ‘Mural Moves’ is Using Art to Invest in Communities

A family of artists is encouraging communities to reclaim their neighborhoods through the art of storytelling. We check out their work at 71st Street and Jeffery Boulevard in South Shore.