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 Latino Film Festival Director on Going Virtual, Latino Representation in Hollywood

(StockSnap / Pixabay) Latinos are easy to spot at movie theaters, but not so much on the big screen. A one-on-one conversation with the director of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Read more >

Latino Voices

State, City Census Leaders on Counting Hard-to-Reach Residents

(WTTW News) A federal judge has ordered the 2020 census schedule to continue until the end of October. We discuss efforts to boost response rates and get as accurate a count as possible. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Brandis Friedman, Host and co-anchor for Chicago Tonight

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 27, 2020 - Full Show

Boosting the census response in hard-to-count communities. Black Chicago police officers tell us what the job is like right now. And a visit to a West Side record store that sells a little bit of everything. Read more >

Black Voices

Boosting Chicago’s Stubborn Census Response Rate

Community leaders and elected officials have been making a big push to get the city’s and state’s response rates up. Read more >

Latino Voices

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

More time for the census count, but will it matter? Straight talk about Latino representation in Hollywood. How some Southwest Siders are helping people stay connected during the pandemic. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Sept. 19, 2020 - Full Show

Efforts to increase affordable housing. The third anniversary of Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico. Celebrating the contributions of Latinos as Hispanic Heritage Months gets underway.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago’s Lack of Affordable Housing Hurting Latino Families

(WTTW News) A task force released recommendations this week to help Chicago increase its affordable housing stock. We ask two housing activists to share their thoughts on that guidance. Read more >

Latino Voices

3 Years After Hurricane Maria, Some Evacuees Still Struggling

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017. (WTTW News via CNN) Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, the U.S. territory has suffered greatly. Hundreds of Puerto Ricans who made the wrenching decision to move to Chicago after the hurricane have also struggled to recover. Read more >

Black Voices

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame Running Back, Dies at 77

This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. (AP Photo / File) Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Gale Sayers died Wednesday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read more >

Black Voices

What’s It Like to Be a Black Cop in Chicago in 2020? We Ask 3 CPD Officers

(WTTW News) In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and other police killings of Black Americans, calls to defund and reform the police have intensified. At the same time, Chicago is grappling with the coronavirus and a drastic increase in shootings. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 20, 2020 - Full Show

Chicago’s top doctor on closing the life expectancy gap between Black and White residents. A nonprofit takes stock in local youth. A father and son duo takes us on a tour through “Boarded Up Chicago.” Read more >

Black Voices

New Book ‘Boarded Up Chicago’ Explores Mural Movement Amid Unrest

A mural in Chicago featured in the new book “Boarded Up Chicago: Storefront Images Days After the George Floyd Riots.” (WTTW News) A father and son documenting the city’s reaction to the police killing of George Floyd turn their images into a new book. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by CIBC. Additional support is provided by Judy and John McCarter.

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

Lead support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Fifth Third Bank. Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane & James H. Wooten, Jr., The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg 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 Latino Film Festival Director on Going Virtual, Latino Representation in Hollywood

(StockSnap / Pixabay) Latinos are easy to spot at movie theaters, but not so much on the big screen. A one-on-one conversation with the director of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Sept. 27, 2020 - Full Show

Boosting the census response in hard-to-count communities. Black Chicago police officers tell us what the job is like right now. And a visit to a West Side record store that sells a little bit of everything. Read more >

Latino Voices

State, City Census Leaders on Counting Hard-to-Reach Residents

(WTTW News) A federal judge has ordered the 2020 census schedule to continue until the end of October. We discuss efforts to boost response rates and get as accurate a count as possible. Read more >

Black Voices

Boosting Chicago’s Stubborn Census Response Rate

Community leaders and elected officials have been making a big push to get the city’s and state’s response rates up. Read more >

Latino Voices

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

More time for the census count, but will it matter? Straight talk about Latino representation in Hollywood. How some Southwest Siders are helping people stay connected during the pandemic. Read more >

Black Voices

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame Running Back, Dies at 77

This is a 1970 file photo showing Chicago Bears football player Gale Sayers. (AP Photo / File) Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Gale Sayers died Wednesday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read more >

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

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

Additional support is provided by Gertrude Dyane & James H. Wooten, Jr., The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation, and Nicholas Antoine.

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