Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show
The lone Latino lawmaker in Indiana and his thoughts on political representation. Plus, pharmacy deserts on the city’s west side. And Discount Mall vendors searching for answers.
One-on-One with Mike Andrade, Indiana’s Only Latino State Representative
According to the Indiana Latino Institute, undocumented immigrants contribute nearly $100 million to the state’s economy. Yet when it comes to their representation in the general assembly the state has a single Latino representative.
After Supreme Court Ruling, Immigrant Rights Advocates Push for End to ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
In June, a Supreme Court decision overruled a lower court that forced the policy to be reinstated in December. But while President Joe Biden previously tried to end the policy, there has been little comment thus far on when his administration might officially follow through.
Catch the Perseid Meteor Showers’ ‘Glowing Grains of Grit’ Peak Aug. 11-14
While this year's that display might be a little harder to see than in past years, Chicago Astronomer Joe Guzman says it’s still worth getting out there and looking up.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 6, 2022- Full Show
Immigrant advocates on the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Plus, what’s behind dropping college enrollment for Latinos. A soaring mural in Pilsen. And advice for an upcoming celestial show.
As Latino College Enrollment Takes COVID Hit, Educators Say Outreach and Support Are Critical
A report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows a 5.4% drop in the head count of Latino undergraduates in fall of 2020. And for the first time in 20 years, the number of Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education dropped from 569 in 2022 to 559 in 2021.
‘Pilsen Warrior’ Mural Soars Above 18th Street
Pilsen’s famously vibrant mural culture inspired artist Mauricio Ramirez to raise his game when it came to this prominently-placed work.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 30, 2022- Full Show
How pharmacies can go beyond just prescriptions. Plus, Minnie Miñoso is now a Hall of Famer, hear from one of his kids about the ceremony. And meet a woman using her bike to claim space.
‘La Ultima Palabra’ on Claiming Space as a Woman of Color
Local cyclist, Xail Hernandez offers la ultima palabra on what claiming a lane did for her health and her spirit, and what she says it can do for yours too.
Improving Opportunity, Support for Latinos with Disabilities
Nine percent of America’s Latinos live with a disability, ranging from physical and cognitive impairments to mental health disorders. While that’s a lower rate than other racial and ethnic groups, Latinos are more likely to be unemployed or drop out of school due to disability. They’re also more likely to have worse health outcomes.
White Sox Favorite Minnie Miñoso Gets MLB’s Highest Honor
White Sox legend Minnie Miñoso made the ultimate home run: a forever home in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, July 23. For generations of White Sox fans, he was a favorite for his outstanding performance on the field and his gregarious spirit off it.
Pharmacist Dispenses Care, Builds Community Trust in West Lawn
When it comes to health care, clear communication is critical to good outcomes. Nowhere is that truer than in America, where the health care system can be difficult to navigate as well as vastly different from the systems in other countries.
Scammers Target Latino Residents in Wake of Highland Park Mass Shooting
As Highland Park and surrounding communities continue to grieve over the mass shooting on July 4th, some Latino residents are being targeted for scam calls. Residents say that scammers are calling them pretending to be from the Mexican consulate or offering legal assistance.
Beyond Books: How Suburban Libraries Are Serving Latino Patrons
Between 2000 to 2016, six of Chicago’s suburbs flipped from majority white suburbs to majority Latino.That's a reflection of a broader trend of immigrants bypassing the historical “port of entry” neighborhoods in the city and settling directly in the suburbs. And as the demographics of these communities have evolved, their institutions have had to find new ways to serve and engage residents.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 23, 2022 - Full Show
Scammers are targeting Highland Park’s Latino residents, what to lookout for. Plus, how to stay safe while working in extreme heat. And resources you might not expect from your local library.