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.
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.
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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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.