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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unique Sweets Helps Youth with Autism Build Skills
According to a Drexel University study, 42% of young adults with autism never worked for pay in their 20s. We meet a Chicago woman has cooked up a way for those young adults to develop crucial social and work skills while contributing their own unique flavors to the business.