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Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Hugo Balta, Host and News Director for WTTW News

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 23, 2021 - Full Show

What to expect from the Biden administration, including immigration reform. And in a new series called “Neighbors,” we introduce you to a family that’s been feeding its community for decades. Read more >

Latino Voices

Changing Times: What to Expect from Biden Administration

Jesus del Toro, director and general manager of La Raza newspaper, and Jackie Serrato, editor-in-chief of the South Side Weekly newspaper, discuss Inauguration Day and the big changes already underway. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Brandis Friedman, Host and co-anchor for Chicago Tonight

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Jan. 24, 2021 - Full Show

Looking back at this week’s historic inauguration with local journalists. Remembering civil rights icon Ida B. Wells, with her great-granddaughter. And honoring another pioneer, the late Jim Tilmon.  Read more >

Black Voices

‘Ida B. the Queen’: New Book Examines Legacy of Trailblazing Journalist

We kick off the first installment of our Black Voices Book Club series with a new biography on a Black woman whose legend looms large in Chicago. And it’s written by Michelle Duster, her great-granddaughter.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Meet Your Neighbors, Chicago: The Rodriguez Family

Lolly and Bob Rodriguez (Family photo) For more than four decades, the Rodriguez family has run a community food pantry out of their East Side garage with little more than their own hands. Read more >

Latino Voices

What Biden’s Immigration Plan Could Mean for Chicago

(WTTW News via CNN) President Joe Biden is expected to announce legislation this week that would overhaul the country’s immigration laws. The plan comes after a chaotic four years for immigration activists and lawyers under the Trump administration. Read more >

Latino Voices

How Poverty Can Make People Feel Trapped in Violent Homes

(WTTW News) The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that one-third of Chicago’s Latinos — the majority of them women — are living in poverty. We explore the relationship between poverty and domestic violence. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 16, 2021 - Full Show

The link between poverty and domestic violence. A scathing report on Trump’s family separation policy. A Mexican printmaking tradition in Chicago. And how COVID-19 can spark creative solutions. Read more >

Black Voices

Big Promises: COVID-19 Relief, Vaccines, Jobs, Immigration on Docket

(WTTW News via CNN) Journalists Brandon Pope (WCIU), Glenn Reedus (Chicago Reporter) and Rachel Hinton (Chicago Sun-Times) look at what’s ahead for the country under the new Biden administration. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Jan. 17, 2021 - Full Show

Revisiting North Lawndale decades after Martin Luther King Jr. moved into the area. A history-making week for Black lawmakers in Springfield. A local poet honors Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Read more >

Black Voices

In Springfield, Sweeping Changes on Policing and Criminal Justice

(WTTW News) The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus passes criminal justice legislation. Amanda Vinicky gives us the rundown on a week of sweeping changes in Springfield. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Poet Leslé Honoré Talks ‘Brown Girl, Brown Girl’

Leslé Honoré (WTTW News) Following the election of Kamala Harris as vice president in November, Chicago poet Leslé Honoré updated a poem she wrote in 2017 to celebrate the historic nature of Harris’ win.  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

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Jan. 23, 2021 - Full Show

What to expect from the Biden administration, including immigration reform. And in a new series called “Neighbors,” we introduce you to a family that’s been feeding its community for decades. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Jan. 24, 2021 - Full Show

Looking back at this week’s historic inauguration with local journalists. Remembering civil rights icon Ida B. Wells, with her great-granddaughter. And honoring another pioneer, the late Jim Tilmon.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Changing Times: What to Expect from Biden Administration

Jesus del Toro, director and general manager of La Raza newspaper, and Jackie Serrato, editor-in-chief of the South Side Weekly newspaper, discuss Inauguration Day and the big changes already underway. Read more >

Black Voices

‘Ida B. the Queen’: New Book Examines Legacy of Trailblazing Journalist

We kick off the first installment of our Black Voices Book Club series with a new biography on a Black woman whose legend looms large in Chicago. And it’s written by Michelle Duster, her great-granddaughter.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Meet Your Neighbors, Chicago: The Rodriguez Family

Lolly and Bob Rodriguez (Family photo) For more than four decades, the Rodriguez family has run a community food pantry out of their East Side garage with little more than their own hands. Read more >

Black Voices

Big Promises: COVID-19 Relief, Vaccines, Jobs, Immigration on Docket

(WTTW News via CNN) Journalists Brandon Pope (WCIU), Glenn Reedus (Chicago Reporter) and Rachel Hinton (Chicago Sun-Times) look at what’s ahead for the country under the new Biden administration. 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.