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Jan 16, 2021

How Poverty Can Make People Feel Trapped in Violent Homes

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that one-third of Chicago’s Latinos — the majority of them women — are living in poverty. We explore the relationship between poverty and domestic violence.

Jan 16, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 16, 2021 - Full Show

The link between poverty and domestic violence. A scathing report on Trump’s family separation policy. A Mexican printmaking tradition in Chicago. And how COVID-19 can spark creative solutions.

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Jan 16, 2021

Justice Department Watchdog Says Officials Knew Immigration Policy Would Separate Families

A scathing report on the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that separated thousands of families at the border. 

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Jan 16, 2021

La Ultima Palabra: Elizabeth Morales

The founder of an arts organization in Little Village gives us the last word on how adversity can spark creative solutions.

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Jan 9, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 9, 2021 - Full Show

Language barriers creating tech problems for students. The first Chicagoan to be vaccinated against COVID-19. How interest in houseplants has blossomed. A virtual bodega showcases local artists.

Jan 9, 2021

Language Barriers Complicate Remote Learning for Some Families in Chicago

Since Chicago Public Schools were closed to in-person learning in March, the move to remote learning has been difficult for many families. But for the CPS families who speak Spanish at home, there is an additional barrier. 

Jan 7, 2021

Mexican Printmaking Tradition Lives On In Chicago

The Mexican tradition of printmaking is alive and well at a Chicago printing press run by a retired public school teacher. 

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Jan 7, 2021

Chicago Doctor on Being the 1st to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Marina Del Rios was the first person in Chicago to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday. “I felt reassured that this was safe and efficacious,” she said.

Jan 4, 2021

At Lolita’s Bodega, Local Artists of Color Take The Spotlight

How a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in Humboldt Park — and now online — is helping Chicagoans invest in local artists. 

Dec 28, 2020

Northwestern’s Hispanic Organ Transplant Program Dispels Organ Donor Myths

Success rates for organ transplantation have grown through the years, but disparities impacting communities of color remain. A Northwestern Medicine transplant surgeon is providing care curated specifically for the Latino community.

Dec 26, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 26, 2020 - Full Show

Some of our favorite stories from the year, including residents fighting to retain their cultural identity. Plus: decoration without exploitation, and details on el Dia de los Reyes Magos and more.

Dec 19, 2020

Sabor Latino: Coquito

’Tis the season for the delicious coconut drink that’s a treasured tradition for Puerto Ricans. We share a coquito toast with comedian Mike Oquendo and learn how to whip up a batch at home.

Dec 19, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 19, 2020 - Full Show

What happens when you and your doctor don’t speak the same language. Immigrant teens working illegally in suburban factories. A holiday window display helps artists and businesses during the pandemic.

Dec 19, 2020

The Importance of Getting Health Care That Speaks Your Language

Communication with your health care providers is crucial for good outcomes, but what happens when you don’t speak the same language? Two local doctors talk about breaking through language barriers in medicine.

Dec 15, 2020

Pilsen Holiday Window Walk Aims to Boost Business, Support Local Artists

A nonprofit on Chicago’s Lower West Side is getting creative this holiday season. We check out the 2020 Pilsen Christmas Window Walk.