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.
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.
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.
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.
State, City Census Leaders on Counting Hard-to-Reach Residents
A federal judge has ordered the 2020 census schedule to continue until the end of October. We discuss efforts to boost response rates and get as accurate a count as possible.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 26, 2020 - Full Show
More time for the census count, but will it matter? Straight talk about Latino representation in Hollywood. How some Southwest Siders are helping people stay connected during the pandemic.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 19, 2020 - Full Show
Efforts to increase affordable housing. The third anniversary of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico. Celebrating the contributions of Latinos as Hispanic Heritage Months gets underway.
Chicago’s Lack of Affordable Housing Hurting Latino Families
A task force released recommendations this week to help Chicago increase its affordable housing stock. We ask two housing activists to share their thoughts on that guidance.
3 Years After Hurricane Maria, Some Evacuees Still Struggling
Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, the U.S. territory has suffered greatly. Hundreds of Puerto Ricans who made the wrenching decision to move to Chicago after the hurricane have also struggled to recover.
Gage Park Latinx Council Opens Cultural Center on Southwest Side
How some Gage Park residents are giving back to their community during the pandemic.
Hispanic Heritage Month Recognizes Contributions to Chicago
Tuesday marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates of the cultures and honors the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. We discuss the varied and vast impact of Latinos on business, art and politics in Chicago.
Latino Voices: The Debut Episode
A new school year begins. Is CPS making the grade? Presidential candidates vie for Latino votes. A photography exhibit in the Loop is closing soon — we visit “Temporal: Puerto Rican Resistance.” Watch the full show.
Latino Voices: Is CPS Making the Grade With Remote Learning?
After a long holiday weekend, Chicago Public Schools students logged in Tuesday for their first week of remote learning to open the 2020 school year amid the pandemic. The pluses and minuses of week one.
Latino Voices: Perspectives on the 2020 Election
A record 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in 2020, making Latinos the largest ethnic or racial group this election. Have the candidates done all they can to garner support from Latino voters?
Teenage Mariachi Band Shares Culture, Connects to Roots Through Music
A talented band of Chicago teens recorded a new album during the pandemic. We met members of Mariachi Herencia de Mexico on a sunny day in Pilsen where they shared their musical heritage.