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Oct 17, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 17, 2020 - Full Show

Latino supporters of President Trump on the reasons behind their votes. Domestic violence is on the rise during the pandemic, especially for Latino households. And we check in with the “Tamale Guy.”

Oct 17, 2020

Latinos for Trump: Business Policies a Key Issue for Some Latino Voters

As a voting bloc, Latinos have traditionally leaned left. But President Donald Trump has been able to count on the support of about 30% of Latino voters, according to national polls. We speak with two such Trump supporters.

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Oct 17, 2020

Chicago Portrait: Tamale Guy

An update to our profile of Claudio Velez, the longtime food vendor affectionately known as the “Tamale Guy” who contracted COVID-19 just weeks after opening his new restaurant. Velez returned home earlier this month.

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Oct 10, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 10, 2020 - Full Show

Community members in Little Village fight to retain their cultural identity. The need for LGBTQ role models. And in La Ultima Palabra: closing the health disparity gap for Latinos.

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Oct 10, 2020

La Ultima Palabra: Alice Setrini

The executive director of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute has the last word on closing the health disparity gap for Latinos.

Oct 10, 2020

Decoration Without Exploitation: Home Decor Items That Pay Artisans Fairly

How the local business Blossom Inspirations is building bridges between American and Latino cultures through artisan crafts.

Oct 10, 2020

Celebrating and Supporting Latino LGBTQ Youth

In honor of National Coming Out Day, we speak with a group that’s making sure young LGBTQ Latinos have role models in their communities.

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Oct 6, 2020

How Domestic Violence Support Groups Are Helping Clients Virtually

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to spend a lot more time indoors this year. But for some, home isn’t always a safe space. Many social service agencies are reporting a spike in domestic violence during the pandemic.

Oct 5, 2020

Little Village Residents, Business Owners Fear Displacement as Discount Mall Redevelopment Looms

After a developer purchased a neighborhood plaza earlier this year, some residents and business owners are concerned the fabric of the community — known as the epicenter of Mexican culture and commerce for the entire Midwest — could be at risk.

Oct 3, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 3, 2020 - Full Show

What were your takeaways from the first presidential debate? Two reporters share what they heard — and didn’t hear. The pandemic’s impact on sex trafficking. And meet a teenage mariachi band. 

Oct 3, 2020

Latino COVID-19 Concerns Missing From Presidential Debate

Amid the chaos of Tuesday’s debate, the presidential candidates discussed COVID-19, health care, the economy and white supremacy, but neither spoke directly about how these issues affect the Latino community.

Oct 3, 2020

Chicago Board of Elections Prepares for Historic Vote

Setting Chicagoans up for a safe and secure election is a tall order in a year beset by a pandemic, post office woes and concerns about voter intimidation. 

Oct 3, 2020

Preying on the Vulnerable: Half of Trafficked Women and Girls Are Immigrants

Human trafficking has increased by as much as 40% during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the anti-trafficking group Polaris. Dr. Izabel Olson talks about how to break the cycle of abuse.

Sep 26, 2020

La Ultima Palabra: Ray Salazar

Educator Ray Salazar has the last word on the unprecedented challenges facing Chicago teachers and students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep 26, 2020

Chicago Latino Film Festival Director on Going Virtual, Latino Representation in Hollywood

Latinos are easy to spot at movie theaters, but not so much on the big screen. A one-on-one conversation with the director of the Chicago Latino Film Festival.