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Jan 7, 2021

Mexican Printmaking Tradition Lives On In Chicago

The Mexican tradition of printmaking is alive and well at a Chicago printing press run by a retired public school teacher. 

Jan 7, 2021

Chicago Doctor on Being the 1st to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Marina Del Rios was the first person in Chicago to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday. “I felt reassured that this was safe and efficacious,” she said.

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Jan 4, 2021

At Lolita’s Bodega, Local Artists of Color Take The Spotlight

How a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in Humboldt Park — and now online — is helping Chicagoans invest in local artists. 

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Dec 28, 2020

Northwestern’s Hispanic Organ Transplant Program Dispels Organ Donor Myths

Success rates for organ transplantation have grown through the years, but disparities impacting communities of color remain. A Northwestern Medicine transplant surgeon is providing care curated specifically for the Latino community.

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Dec 26, 2020

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Dec. 26, 2020 - Full Show

Some of our favorite stories from the year, including residents fighting to retain their cultural identity. Plus: decoration without exploitation, and details on el Dia de los Reyes Magos and more.

Dec 21, 2020

Coffee Company Partners with Chocolateria to Bring Mexican Drinking Chocolate to Chicago

A chocolateria has made its way to Chicago by way of local coffee company Dark Matter. On the menu? Mexican drinking chocolate that just so happens to be made with cacao beans from Mexico. We visit Sleep Walk for a taste.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.