Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 27, 2021 - Full Show
Can industry and healthy neighborhoods coexist? Puerto Ricans weigh independence and statehood. And an organization helps the visually impaired maintain their independence.
Puerto Ricans May Soon Get Say on Island’s Long-Term Territorial Status
The Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act calls for the creation of a “status convention” of delegates elected by Puerto Rican voters to determine the island’s long-term territorial status, whether that be statehood, independence, or perhaps a variation on the current arrangement.
The Chicago Lighthouse Leads Residents to Independence and Employment
The Chicago Lighthouse offers children’s education, vision care, rehabilitation and job training for the blind, visually impaired, disabled and veteran communities and employs them in a variety of capacities.
Southeast Side Organizers Say Solution to Pollution Problem Includes Clean Industry Jobs
In recent months, the tension between industry and community has escalated as protests erupted against metal scrapper General Iron’s proposed relocation to the Southeast Side. And while activists say the area has been overburdened with industry, the need for jobs with low barriers to entry is still high.
La Ultima Palabra: Lorena Mesa
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8) had a theme of “Choose to Challenge,” and data engineer Lorena Mesa wants to challenge your career aspirations. Here, she gives us the last word on Latino representation in tech.
Latino Voices: One Year of COVID-19
A look back on the impact of the pandemic on the Latino community after one year, with doctors Marina del Rios, Juanita Mora and Evelyn Figueroa.
What You Need to Know About Real ID Before You Travel
The Real ID deadline has been set for Oct. 1. Here’s what you need to know if you’d like to fly domestically.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, March 20, 2021 - Full Show
A look back on the impact of the pandemic on the Latino community after a year of COVID-19. What you need to know about the Real ID program. And a throwback with Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs. Alex Hernandez hosts.
Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19
How Chicago’s day laborers, many of whom are undocumented, are finding — and not finding — work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 27, 2021 - Full Show
How the pandemic has interrupted an income source for day laborers. Reviving the debate over a $15 minimum wage. A hospital chaplain offering spiritual support. The last word on bridging cultures.
La Ultima Palabra: Anyiné Galván Rodríguez
From Cuba to the Dominican Republic to right here in Chicago, millions of Afro Latinos speak their culture through their language and wear their African heritage on their bodies, especially in their hair texture.
New Plan ‘Protect Chicago Plus’ Guiding City’s Vaccine Distribution
Chicago has launched a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan that partners with community organizations to get vaccinations to people in the 15 communities most impacted by the pandemic. Carmen Vergara of Esperanza Health Centers tells us more.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 20, 2021 - Full Show
How Chicagoans are stepping up to help the homeless in their communities. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine to the hardest-hit communities. Remembering the Cuban Comet in this week’s throwback.
La Ultima Palabra: Rafael Esparza
Chef Rafael Esparza has worked in some of Chicago’s most storied kitchens. As part of our series, he gives us the last word on how works of mutual aid give cover to failures of public policy.
Housing Insecurity a Year-Round Problem in Chicago, Advocates Say
This month’s deep freeze has left Chicago’s homeless residents in deadly peril. But housing insecurity is not just an extreme-weather problem, some advocates say, and the city needs to take a bolder approach to housing policy.