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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.