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Dec 19, 2020

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.

Dec 19, 2020

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.

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Dec 19, 2020

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.

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Dec 15, 2020

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.

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Dec 15, 2020

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.

Dec 12, 2020

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.

Dec 12, 2020

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.

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Dec 9, 2020

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.”

Dec 8, 2020

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.

Nov 21, 2020

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.

Nov 21, 2020

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.

Nov 21, 2020

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.

Nov 19, 2020

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.

Nov 19, 2020

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.

Nov 18, 2020

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.

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