Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

La Ultima Palabra: Letty Belmares

Local mom and children’s book author Letty Belmares gives la ultima palabra on what she sees as the value of mothers to society. (courtesy Letty Belmares) The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, but one group in particular has had an especially heavy lift: mothers, who studies say have taken on the majority of caregiving responsibilities over the last year. Read more >

Latino Voices

Family Reunification Taskforce Gears up to Reunite Migrant Parents and Children

The Biden administration’s Family Reunification Taskforce began efforts to reunite more than 1,000 families separated from their children since 2017. (WTTW News) This week, four families separated under former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy were the first to be reunited by organizations working with the Biden administration’s Family Reunification Taskforce. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Black Voices

‘It’s In the Action’: C.T. Vivian Memoir Tells Story of Civil Rights Activist

“It’s in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior.” This month’s Black Voices Book Club selection traces the civil rights trail blazed by Dr. C.T. Vivian. We discuss Vivian’s legacy with Steve Fiffer, the co-author of “It’s in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior.” Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 2, 2021 - Full Show

The power of public art for a community. Our latest Black Voices book club selection about a civil rights activist. Harmonica lessons with legendary blues musician Billy Branch. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 8, 2021 - Full Show

Michael Puente of WBEZ guest hosts "Latino Voices." (WTTW News) The U.S. Census numbers are out. Do Illinois Latinos warrant more representation in Congress? Reuniting migrant parents and children at the border. Plus, the gifts of motherhood. Read more >

Latino Voices

Rep. Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Looks Forward to ‘Open’ and ‘Inclusive’ Redistricting Process

(Meagan Davis / Wikimedia Commons) With a Democratic governor and super majorities in the state Senate and House, Democrats are in the driver’s seat to redraw the state’s political boundaries. Do Illinois Latinos now warrant more representation in congress than they currently have? Read more >

Latino Voices

The Power of Public Art: Murals Proliferate in Tumultuous Times

Many murals were painted in the wake of protests in Chicago over the summer of 2020. (WTTW News) Themes of justice, pride and community have blossomed in murals along Chicago’s streets and storefronts, creating a constantly evolving and thought-provoking backdrop to a tumultuous year. Read more >

Latino Voices

How to Be a Mindful Global Citizen if You’re Traveling Abroad This Summer

(veerasantinithi / Pixabay) While the U.S. is a leader in vaccinating its residents against COVID-19, many of the destinations Americans often travel to, including several Spanish-speaking countries, have much lower vaccination rates. How to protect yourself and the communities you visit this summer. Read more >

Black Voices

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

Chicago journalists break down the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. A new life for the old Michael Reese Hospital site. A throwback to WTTW’s show “Our People.” And a history-making Oscar nominee.  Read more >

Black Voices

‘Our People’ Clips Spark Son’s Memory of Father on TV

Kim Williams, left, and Jose Williams appear on “Black Voices” via Zoom on April 25, 2021. (WTTW News) Our trip down memory lane with the WTTW program “Our People” from the late 1960s and early ‘70s brought back memories for one former Chicagoan. Here is his story. Read more >

Black Voices

Covering the Chauvin Trial: The Verdict, Reaction and What Comes Next

A group of approximately 100 protesters gathered near the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park to protest police brutality on April 13, 2021. (WTTW News) After a three-week trial, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, a conviction President Joe Biden called “a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America.” We discuss the verdict, the reaction and what comes next with local journalists. Read more >

Black Voices

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

Local activists share their reactions to fatal police shootings. Calls to reopen the city’s mental health clinics. Remembering Harold Washington. Efforts to diversify television. 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.

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

La Ultima Palabra: Letty Belmares

Local mom and children’s book author Letty Belmares gives la ultima palabra on what she sees as the value of mothers to society. (courtesy Letty Belmares) The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, but one group in particular has had an especially heavy lift: mothers, who studies say have taken on the majority of caregiving responsibilities over the last year. Read more >

Black Voices

‘It’s In the Action’: C.T. Vivian Memoir Tells Story of Civil Rights Activist

“It’s in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior.” This month’s Black Voices Book Club selection traces the civil rights trail blazed by Dr. C.T. Vivian. We discuss Vivian’s legacy with Steve Fiffer, the co-author of “It’s in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior.” Read more >

Latino Voices

Family Reunification Taskforce Gears up to Reunite Migrant Parents and Children

The Biden administration’s Family Reunification Taskforce began efforts to reunite more than 1,000 families separated from their children since 2017. (WTTW News) This week, four families separated under former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy were the first to be reunited by organizations working with the Biden administration’s Family Reunification Taskforce. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, May 2, 2021 - Full Show

The power of public art for a community. Our latest Black Voices book club selection about a civil rights activist. Harmonica lessons with legendary blues musician Billy Branch. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, May 8, 2021 - Full Show

Michael Puente of WBEZ guest hosts "Latino Voices." (WTTW News) The U.S. Census numbers are out. Do Illinois Latinos warrant more representation in Congress? Reuniting migrant parents and children at the border. Plus, the gifts of motherhood. Read more >

Black Voices

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

Chicago journalists break down the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. A new life for the old Michael Reese Hospital site. A throwback to WTTW’s show “Our People.” And a history-making Oscar nominee.  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.