Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

As Eviction Ban Ends, Housing Organizations Say Assistance Programs Will Be Key

In this file photo, houses sit behind metal fencing on a tree-lined street in Chicago. (WTTW News) Residents and property owners in the city and state are seeking aid in recovering economic losses or securing housing. But for some Latino residents, language barriers and concerns over their immigration status keep them from getting the help they need. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 24, 2021 - Full Show

Univisión’s Alex Hernández guest hosts the 39th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) The state’s ban on evictions is set to end — what renters need to know. A rundown of safety protocols for Chicago Public Schools. A local musician infuses modern jazz with South American rhythms. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Black Voices

New Book ‘Nobody Knows’ Examines Intergenerational Trauma, Stress

The book cover for “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women.” (WTTW News via Amistad) In her new book, author and psychologist Inger Burnett-Zeigler examines the stress, trauma and unacknowledged emotional suffering Black women have faced for generations, while offering a new way of being strong that includes being comfortable with vulnerability. Read more >

Black Voices

‘A Different Kind of Trauma’: How the Carceral System Impacts Black Women in the US

The Cook County Jail in Chicago. (WTTW News) While the number of women in prisons is relatively small compared to the number of incarcerated men, the rate of female incarceration is on the rise. Black women in particular are overrepresented in the nation’s jails and prisons. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 17, 2021 - Full Show

Araceli Gomez-Aldana of WBEZ guest hosts the 38th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) A new documentary on the LGBTQ Latino experience in Chicago. Two Latino festivals are making a comeback. And finding home away from home in a community garden. Read more >

Latino Voices

Fiesta del Sol, Latin Jazz Festival Back in Action

Footage taken from the stage at a previous Fiesta del Sol (Courtesy of Fiesta del Sol) In Chicago, summer is synonymous with festival season. This year, with Chicagoans hungrier than ever for summer food and festivities, two signature Latino festivals are set to stage their comebacks. Read more >

Latino Voices

New Documentary ‘Seguimos Aquí’ Explores LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Experience

Reyna Ortiz works with Taskforce Prevention and is one of four LGBTQ+-identifying Latinx Chicagoans featured in the documentary. (Courtesy of Soapbox Productions) A new documentary explores inequities through the experiences of four Latino Chicagoans who identify as LGBTQ-plus as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in their personal and professional lives. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 10, 2021 - Full Show

Concerns over a homeless encampment clean out in Avondale. Why Latinos are 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. And jiggly gelatin art you have to see to believe.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 25, 2021 - Full Show

The impact of the carceral state on Black women — and the notion of the “strong Black woman” is the topic of this week’s Black Voices Book Club pick. And why it’s time for Black people to take a hike. Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: Black People Outside

Kameron Stanton and Chevon Linear give us the last word on “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices.” (WTTW News) Meet travel enthusiasts Chevon Linear and Kameron Stanton who are using TikTok to encourage Black people to explore the outdoors.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 18, 2021 - Full Show

Keeping teens engaged during the summer. Remembering the life of civil rights icon John Lewis. Helping former drug abusers find a new lease on life. And the end of the state’s eviction ban. Read more >

Black Voices

Get Outside: Organizations Offer Drop-In Activities for Chicago Youth

The Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club. (WTTW News) After a year of being cooped up inside, many Chicago teens are ready to get outside. We talk with youth organizations about low- or no-cost activities young people can do right now and through to the fall. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, and CIBC.

Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation and Judy and John McCarter.

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank.

Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr.; Allstate; The Chicago Community Trust; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Nicholas Antoine; Judy and John McCarter; and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.

Join WTTW News every weekend for analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts and life, entrepreneurship and innovation, and equity and justice across the sectors of our society and in the Black and Latino communities in Chicago. Make the VOICES series your definitive source for real conversation and a platform for different voices and perspectives.

Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

As Eviction Ban Ends, Housing Organizations Say Assistance Programs Will Be Key

In this file photo, houses sit behind metal fencing on a tree-lined street in Chicago. (WTTW News) Residents and property owners in the city and state are seeking aid in recovering economic losses or securing housing. But for some Latino residents, language barriers and concerns over their immigration status keep them from getting the help they need. Read more >

Black Voices

New Book ‘Nobody Knows’ Examines Intergenerational Trauma, Stress

The book cover for “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women.” (WTTW News via Amistad) In her new book, author and psychologist Inger Burnett-Zeigler examines the stress, trauma and unacknowledged emotional suffering Black women have faced for generations, while offering a new way of being strong that includes being comfortable with vulnerability. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 24, 2021 - Full Show

Univisión’s Alex Hernández guest hosts the 39th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) The state’s ban on evictions is set to end — what renters need to know. A rundown of safety protocols for Chicago Public Schools. A local musician infuses modern jazz with South American rhythms. Read more >

Black Voices

‘A Different Kind of Trauma’: How the Carceral System Impacts Black Women in the US

The Cook County Jail in Chicago. (WTTW News) While the number of women in prisons is relatively small compared to the number of incarcerated men, the rate of female incarceration is on the rise. Black women in particular are overrepresented in the nation’s jails and prisons. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, July 17, 2021 - Full Show

Araceli Gomez-Aldana of WBEZ guest hosts the 38th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) A new documentary on the LGBTQ Latino experience in Chicago. Two Latino festivals are making a comeback. And finding home away from home in a community garden. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, July 25, 2021 - Full Show

The impact of the carceral state on Black women — and the notion of the “strong Black woman” is the topic of this week’s Black Voices Book Club pick. And why it’s time for Black people to take a hike. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by CIBC.

Additional support is provided by The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation and Judy and John McCarter.

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank.

Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr., The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation, The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Nicholas Antoine, Judy and John McCarter, and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.