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Oct 3, 2020

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. 

Oct 3, 2020

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.

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Sep 26, 2020

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.

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Sep 26, 2020

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.

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Sep 26, 2020

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.

Sep 26, 2020

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.

Sep 19, 2020

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. 

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Sep 19, 2020

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.

Sep 19, 2020

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.

Sep 16, 2020

Gage Park Latinx Council Opens Cultural Center on Southwest Side

How some Gage Park residents are giving back to their community during the pandemic.

Sep 15, 2020

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.

Sep 12, 2020

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.

Sep 12, 2020

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.

Sep 12, 2020

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? 

Jul 20, 2020

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.