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May 15, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 15, 2021 - Full Show

Chicago’s Board of Education on what the search for the next CPS CEO will look like. A permitting delay for a metal-shredding company. And a musical profile with a 14-year-old oboist.

May 15, 2021

Board of Education President on Finding New CPS Chief

Chicago Public School officials say they hope to have a new CEO selected by late July. Miguel del Valle, the head of the Chicago Board of Education, joins us to discuss the process of picking the next chief.

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May 15, 2021

Classical Contemplation with the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative

In February, we met four teens participating in a program that helps students pursue careers in classical music. Little Village resident Giovani Ibarra, 14, offers his thoughts on the oboe with this performance.

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May 15, 2021

Permit for Southeast Side Metal Shredding Facility Paused After EPA Steps In

Southside Recycling has long planned a move to the Southwest Side. But last week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency asked Mayor Lori Lightfoot to conduct an environmental justice assessment in the community before allowing the company to operate.

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May 8, 2021

La Ultima Palabra: Letty Belmares

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, but one group in particular has had an especially heavy lift: mothers, who have taken on the majority of caregiving responsibilities over the last year.

May 8, 2021

Family Reunification Task Force Gears up to Reunite Migrant Parents and Children

Four families separated under former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy were this week the first to be reunited by organizations working with the Biden administration’s Family Reunification Task Force.

May 8, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 8, 2021 - Full Show

U.S. census figures are out — do Illinois Latinos warrant more representation in Congress? Reuniting migrant parents and children at the border. Plus, the gifts of motherhood.

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May 8, 2021

Rep. Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Looks Forward to Open and Inclusive Redistricting Process

With a Democratic governor and supermajorities in the state Senate and House, Democrats are in the driver’s seat to redraw the state’s political boundaries. Do Illinois Latinos now warrant more representation in Congress than they currently have?

May 2, 2021

The Power of Public Art: Murals Proliferate in Tumultuous Times

Themes of justice, pride and community have blossomed in murals along Chicago’s streets and storefronts, creating a constantly evolving and thought-provoking backdrop to a tumultuous year.

May 1, 2021

Latino Community Again Seeking Answers and Reform After Shooting of Alvarez

The fatal shooting of Anthony Alvarez by Chicago police Officer Evan Solano has left many people in Chicago questioning use of force tactics in situations involving police foot chases. But others are standing firm in support of police.

May 1, 2021

How to Be a Mindful Global Citizen if You’re Traveling Abroad This Summer

While the U.S. is a leader in vaccinating its residents against COVID-19, many of the destinations Americans often travel to, including several Spanish-speaking countries, have much lower vaccination rates. How to protect yourself and the communities you visit this summer.

May 1, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 1, 2021 - Full Show

Diverse opinions on the shooting of Anthony Alvarez and its aftermath. Tips on how to be a thoughtful tourist. And investigating artwork from Mexico with a scientific team from Chicago.

Apr 24, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 24, 2021 - Full Show

Mental health concerns for Latino youth following the shooting of Adam Toledo. Debating rent control. Approaching a pandemic-induced career change. And a local bakery serves up Unique Sweets.

Apr 24, 2021

Latino Youth Face a Mental Health Crisis

Health professionals say the fatal shooting of Adam Toledo by police has led to a mental health crisis among Latino youth. We take a look at the resources available to them.

Apr 24, 2021

State Lawmakers Consider Letting Local Voters Decide on Rent Control

Since 1997, rent control has been banned in Illinois. A bill working its way through the General Assembly would give cities and towns the chance to hold a referendum vote on whether their municipality should allow it.