Join WTTW News each weekend for analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts and life, entrepreneurship and innovation, and equity and justice in the Black and Latino communities in Chicago. Make VOICES your definitive source for real conversation and diverse perspectives.

Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Hugo Balta, Host and News Director for WTTW News

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 17, 2020 - Full Show

Latino supporters of President Trump on the reasons behind their votes. Domestic violence is on the rise during the pandemic, especially for Latino households. And we check in with the “Tamale Guy.” Read more >

Latino Voices

Latinos for Trump: Business Policies a Key Issue for Some Latino Voters

(WTTW News via CNN) As a voting bloc, Latinos have traditionally leaned left. But President Donald Trump has been able to count on the support of about 30% of Latino voters, according to national polls. We speak with two such Trump supporters. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Brandis Friedman, Host and co-anchor for Chicago Tonight

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 18, 2020 - Full Show

Meet the highest-ranking Black woman in the Chicago Police Department and a trauma surgeon making safety his specialty. Also: the horrific history of racism on the small screen. Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: Thad Smith

Thad Smith (WTTW News) Beekeeper Thad Smith offers his thoughts on honeybees, native bees and working together as part of our new feature on “Black Voices.” Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Portrait: Tamale Guy

Claudio Velez makes pork tamales with his sister Maria in Velez’s new restaurant Tamale Guy Chicago on Aug. 13, 2020. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News) An update to our profile of Claudio Velez, the longtime food vendor affectionately known as the “Tamale Guy” who contracted COVID-19 just weeks after opening his new restaurant. Velez returned home earlier this month. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 10, 2020 - Full Show

Community members in Little Village fight to retain their cultural identity. The need for LGBTQ role models. And in La Ultima Palabra: closing the health disparity gap for Latinos. Read more >

Latino Voices

La Ultima Palabra: Alice Setrini

Alice Setrini (WTTW News) The executive director of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute has the last word on closing the health disparity gap for Latinos. Read more >

Latino Voices

Decoration Without Exploitation: Home Decor Items That Pay Artisans Fairly

An item from the Nadur Collection on the website of local fair trade business Blossom Inspirations. (Credit: Blossom Inspirations) How the local business Blossom Inspirations is building bridges between American and Latino cultures through artisan crafts. Read more >

Black Voices

An Exit Interview with Barbara West, the Highest-Ranking Black Woman in CPD History

After more than 25 years on the force and 10 months as Chicago’s number three cop, Deputy Superintendent Barbara West is retiring from the Chicago Police Department. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago History Resurfaced in ‘Lovecraft Country’

Lee Bey appears on “Black Voices” via Zoom on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (WTTW News) Is the HBO horror series on your binge-watching list? Architecture critic and author Lee Bey unpacks the hidden history of the new show. Read more >

Black Voices

Former Trauma Surgeon Using Tech to Cure What Ails US

Dr. William Yates speaks with “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (WTTW News) Dr. William Yates has made public safety through technology his business, first by developing metal detectors to prevent gun violence, and now, by developing no-contact thermal scanners to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 11, 2020 - Full Show

With Sen. Kamala Harris on the ticket, advocates discuss the power of Black women at the ballot box. A throwback to funnyman Bernie Mac. And we’ll get a taste of some Black-owned restaurants. 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, 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

Hugo Balta, Host and News Director for WTTW News

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Brandis Friedman, Host and co-anchor for Chicago Tonight

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Oct. 17, 2020 - Full Show

Latino supporters of President Trump on the reasons behind their votes. Domestic violence is on the rise during the pandemic, especially for Latino households. And we check in with the “Tamale Guy.” Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Oct. 18, 2020 - Full Show

Meet the highest-ranking Black woman in the Chicago Police Department and a trauma surgeon making safety his specialty. Also: the horrific history of racism on the small screen. Read more >

Latino Voices

Latinos for Trump: Business Policies a Key Issue for Some Latino Voters

(WTTW News via CNN) As a voting bloc, Latinos have traditionally leaned left. But President Donald Trump has been able to count on the support of about 30% of Latino voters, according to national polls. We speak with two such Trump supporters. Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: Thad Smith

Thad Smith (WTTW News) Beekeeper Thad Smith offers his thoughts on honeybees, native bees and working together as part of our new feature on “Black Voices.” Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Portrait: Tamale Guy

Claudio Velez makes pork tamales with his sister Maria in Velez’s new restaurant Tamale Guy Chicago on Aug. 13, 2020. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News) An update to our profile of Claudio Velez, the longtime food vendor affectionately known as the “Tamale Guy” who contracted COVID-19 just weeks after opening his new restaurant. Velez returned home earlier this month. Read more >

Black Voices

An Exit Interview with Barbara West, the Highest-Ranking Black Woman in CPD History

After more than 25 years on the force and 10 months as Chicago’s number three cop, Deputy Superintendent Barbara West is retiring from the Chicago Police Department. 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, Nicholas Antoine, Judy and John McCarter, and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.