Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Dec. 13, 2020 - Full Show
Our conversation on unity between Black and Latino communities continues. We check in with the new president of Governors State University. Meet an extraordinary athlete who just wouldn’t give up.
Chicago Activists Unite for Better Black and Brown Futures
A new generation of activists and organizers are working to build on past coalitions and bring Chicago’s Black and Brown communities together to end the systemic inequities that have persisted in our city for decades.
Gerri Oliver, Owner of Legendary Bronzeville Tavern, Dies at 101
The owner of Gerri’s Palm Tavern appeared in a few WTTW features over the years, including a 1987 special about 47th Street called “Precious Memories.” We revisit that conversation.
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Governors State President Cheryl Green on Pandemic, New Administration
Starting a new job is always demanding, but when that job is university president and the year is 2020, it comes with a few extra challenges. We check in with Cheryl Green, the new president of Governors State University.
Chicago Portrait: Babette Peyton
Meet a champion archer from Chicago who has overcome health obstacles to travel the world and win gold medals.
Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 22, 2020 - Full Show
TV host Dr. Ian Smith on the pandemic and his latest book. Making health care anti-racist. A mural brings health care providers closer to their patients. And the last word on Black businesses.
‘The Doctors’ Host on Pandemic, Production Protocols and Vaccine Hopes
Dr. Ian Smith has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic from just about every angle. He joins us to discuss the pandemic and the importance of equitable distribution of a vaccine.
The Last Word: C. Spike Trotman
As 2020 comes to a close, the events of this unprecedented year have devastated Chicago’s small businesses. Why it’s more important than ever to support neighborhood shops.
Mural in Belmont Cragin Encourages Resilience as COVID-19 Numbers Rise
A new mural on the city’s Northwest Side bridges the gap between health care providers and the community they serve.
Anti-Racist Health Care: Correcting Structural Racism in Medicine
What health care institutions and practitioners can do to unwind the systemic racism that continues to affect health care outcomes in Black and Latino communities.
Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 15, 2020 - Full Show
What a new presidential administration could mean for communities of color. Making Black and Brown communities the focus of COVID-19 recovery. Extending the Red Line. A new life for Emmett Till’s home.
Poverty and the Pandemic: Helping Marginalized Communities Weather the Storm
We speak with Audra Wilson, the head of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, on what the new Biden administration could mean for communities of color.
Purchase of Emmett Till House by Nonprofit ‘More Than a Real Estate Transaction’
The former Woodlawn home of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, is now in the hands of the nonprofit Blacks in Green. Founder Naomi Davis shares the group’s vision for the historic site.
CTA Hopes to Start Next Phase of Red Line Extension Planning ‘Very Soon’
Plans to extend the heavily used train line south of its current endpoint at 95th Street have been discussed as far back as the 1950s. But the project has been steadily moving from idea to reality in recent years.
How the COVID-19 Surge is Impacting Chicago’s Black Communities
The coronavirus has dealt a blow to the Black community, and the numbers are again on the rise. We discuss the surge with Dr. Doriane Miller, director of the Center for Community Health and Vitality at UChicago Medicine.