Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 3, 2022 - Full Show
Supporting small businesses this holiday season. What to expect at the Lady of Guadalupe celebration in Des Plaines. A spotlight on jingle jams and a centuries-old tradition.
Local Tech Startup Opens Fund for Latino-Owned Businesses: ‘Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is’
This week, CASHDROP founder Ruben Flores-Martinez announced he is putting $1 million of his own equity into what he calls the Latino Renaissance Fund, which will be distributed to 1,000 Latino-owned businesses.
Christmas Concert Looks to Transport Audience to 17th Century Mexico
The Newberry Consort is celebrating the holiday season with an annual concert exploring 17th century Mexican Christmas music.
Chicago’s Neighborhood Small Businesses Hope for Happy Holiday Shopping Season
Between supply chain problems, inflation and the shadow of a pandemic, the outlook for small retail and food businesses continues to be uncertain this holiday season.
Put a Little Jingle into Your Holiday Jams with Sandra Treviño
If you’ve heard “El Burrito Sabanero” one too many times, a local music journalist has some suggestions for adding a little more jingle to your holiday jams.
Book Explores Latinos’ Long Road to Political Power in Chicago
In his book “Latinos in Chicago: Quest for a Political Voice” author Wilfredo Cruz plumbs the history of Chicago’s Latino communities as they carved out a place for themselves in the city’s rough and tumble political climate.
Migrants in Chicago Say They Are in Search of Work, Better Opportunities
Migrants arriving to Chicago from the Texas border say they are looking to build a better lives for themselves and want to provide support to their families back home.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 19, 2022 - Full Show
The future of America’s immigration policy. The power of Latinos in Chicago politics. And Cook County’s guaranteed income pilot enters its next phase.
Democrats Push For Action on DACA During Lame-Duck Session
One of the priorities is a bill to protect more than 600,000 so-called Dreamers under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, which Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin aims to work with Republican senators.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 12, 2022 - Full Show
Environmental concerns on the South and West sides. Illinois elects its first Latina to Congress. Meet the Chicago Reader’s new editor-in-chief. And the Irish soldiers of Mexico.
Enrique Limón Takes the Helm at the Chicago Reader
Tasked with the job of maintaining the Reader’s relevance in an ever-changing media landscape is Enrique Limón. He is the Reader’s new editor-in-chief and the first Latino to hold that position in the publication’s more than 50-year history.
Environmental Advocates Push for Stronger City Efforts to Monitor and Curb Pollution
The mayor came under fire by some alderpeople for not living up to her campaign promise to re-establish a city Department of Environment.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 5, 2022 - Full Show
Election disinformation targeted at Latinos. Disparities in prostate cancer outcomes. And a local playwright pays tribute to the community that raised him.
Documentary ‘Southeast: A City Within A City’ Is a Love Letter to Chicago’s Southeast Side
Through interviews with his grandfather and others who lived through the neighborhood’s rise and fall, filmmaker Steven Walsh shows what he says is the forgotten story of the area in his documentary “Southeast: a City Within a City.”
Improving Prostate Cancer Outcomes for Latino Men Through Awareness
While issues like a lack of access to consistent health care as well as language and cultural barriers contribute to those numbers, modern prostate cancer care approaches have evolved to make screening and treatment more successful than ever.