Sabor Latino: Coquito
’Tis the season for the delicious coconut drink that’s a treasured tradition for Puerto Ricans. We share a coquito toast with comedian Mike Oquendo and learn how to whip up a batch at home.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 19, 2020 - Full Show
What happens when you and your doctor don’t speak the same language. Immigrant teens working illegally in suburban factories. A holiday window display helps artists and businesses during the pandemic.
The Importance of Getting Health Care That Speaks Your Language
Communication with your health care providers is crucial for good outcomes, but what happens when you don’t speak the same language? Two local doctors talk about breaking through language barriers in medicine.
Pilsen Holiday Window Walk Aims to Boost Business, Support Local Artists
A nonprofit on Chicago’s Lower West Side is getting creative this holiday season. We check out the 2020 Pilsen Christmas Window Walk.
ProPublica Investigation Shines Light on Immigrant Teens’ Dangerous Night Shifts
A recent investigation finds immigrant teenagers are illegally employed working night shifts in suburban factories. ProPublica reporter Melissa Sanchez joins us with the story.
Community Unity: Building Bonds Between Black and Latino Chicagoans
This summer, tensions between Black and Latino Chicagoans threatened to explode into violence before activists restored peace, but the incident underlined the sometimes uneasy history between our city’s Black and Latino communities.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 12, 2020 - Full Show
The uneasy history between Chicago’s Black and Brown communities. Fighting the stigma of food insecurity. The origins of La Guadalupana. And the Latino takeover at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Free Virtual Concert ‘Pasión Latina’ Marks a First for Lyric Opera
Lyric Opera of Chicago has plans for a virtual concert Sunday unlike anything it has done before: a Spanish-language concert. We meet some of the artists involved with the premiere of “Pasión Latina.”
Growing Houseplant Sales Put the Green in Greenery for Local Shops
With the prospect of a long, dreary winter at home ahead, many Chicagoans are fluffing their nests with houseplants. We check in with some local plant shops to see how business is growing.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 21, 2020 - Full Show
Making COVID-19 vaccine distribution equitable. Hurricanes rip through Central America. Living with and preventing diabetes. How the monarch butterfly builds bridges between the U.S. and Mexico.
How Advocacy Journalism Can Help Communities
In a year filled with twists and turns, news outlets are more important than ever. We discuss the role of advocacy journalism in effecting positive change for marginalized communities.
Hurricanes Eta, Iota Displace Thousands in Central America
In the past three weeks, back-to-back hurricanes landed a double blow on Central American countries. Gonzalo Chavez, consulate general of Honduras, says the situation is dire. Find out how you can help.
Chicago Partnership Working Toward Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine
A coalition of over 35 organizations is working to make distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago equitable. We speak with three members of the Vaccine Corps Partnership.
Chicagoans Who Nurtured Monarchs All Summer Learn How Mexicans Preserve Their Winter Home
Traveling more than 2,000 miles every year, the migration journey of monarch butterflies links the United States and Mexico in a way no trade agreement or cultural exchange ever could.
Chicago Health Program Tackles Diabetes Through Free Lifestyle Coaching
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. With one in three Americans at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, we learn about a local initiative that aims to prevent residents from developing the disease.