Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

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

The community response to video of the fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo. A look at the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. And spicing up Chicago with family business La Criolla.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Providers Combat Vaccine Hesitancy After Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

(WTTW News) Health officials recommended a pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week after six people experienced rare but severe blood clots. We discuss the situation—and concerns about vaccine hesitancy—with Dr. Juanita Mora, an allergist and immunologist at the Chicago Allergy Center. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

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 >

Black Voices

Communities Affected by Police Violence Also Deal with Anger, Grief

At a protest in Logan Square on April 16, 2021, Ana Solano holds a sign reading “Justice 4 Adam!” with a photograph of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in the Little Village neighborhood March 29, 2021. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News) As the country awaits an outcome in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, the manner in which police operate in Black and Latino communities – in particular, how they use deadly force — remains very much in the spotlight.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Little Village Mourns Toledo, Calls for Unity and Empathy

A mural near a memorial for Adam Toledo. (WTTW News) For the past two weeks, Chicago residents have been reacting to the death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo at the hands of a Chicago police officer. Now, video footage of the shooting is raising more questions about the incident. We discuss the March 29 shooting with Little Village community members. Read more >

Latino Voices

Since 1957, La Criolla Has Brought Latin Flavor to Chicago

Maria and Jose Chaparro took over La Criolla Foods at its original location in the West Loop in 2016. (WTTW News) When Avelino Maldonado started his spice distribution company in Chicago, the biggest waves of Latino immigrants had yet to arrive. Sixty-four years later, Latinos comprise nearly 30% of the city’s population, and La Criolla’s new owners hope to bring their Latin flavor to another generation of cooks. Read more >

Latino Voices

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

Univisión's Alex Hernández hosts Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices. (WTTW News) Calls to reform the police department’s foot pursuit policy. Community organizers lead the charge in getting Latinos vaccinated. A Pilsen mural highlights neighborhood residents. And La Última Palabra. Read more >

Latino Voices

Little Village Community Leaders Say They Want More Than a Foot Pursuit Policy

A vigil for Adam Toledo, the 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police on March 29, takes place in Little Village on Monday, April 5. (WTTW News) The Little Village Community Council wants to meet with Mayor Lori Lightfoot about policing policy changes. They also want to meet with the police department about the shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Read more >

Black Voices

Diversity in Development: How Black and Latino Developers Can Change the Map

(WTTW News) When city leaders and developers discuss new plans for major real estate projects, some groups are often left out of the discussion. What’s being done to bring more Black and Latino developers into the industry.  Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: Shermann Thomas

Shermann Thomas (WTTW News) Urban historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas gives us the last word on how knowing the city’s past can change the energy of its future. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 11, 2021 - Full Show

What’s being done to bring more Black and Latino developers into the real estate industry. Cook County’s new public defender. A call for more big brothers and sisters. Bringing energy to history.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 4, 2021 - Full Show

New arts leaders weigh in on the comeback of Chicago’s art scene. We remember Loyola’s 1963 championship team and the adversity they faced. Rare color photos of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Elmhurst. 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, April 17, 2021 - Full Show

The community response to video of the fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo. A look at the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. And spicing up Chicago with family business La Criolla.  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 >

Latino Voices

Providers Combat Vaccine Hesitancy After Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

(WTTW News) Health officials recommended a pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week after six people experienced rare but severe blood clots. We discuss the situation—and concerns about vaccine hesitancy—with Dr. Juanita Mora, an allergist and immunologist at the Chicago Allergy Center. Read more >

Black Voices

Communities Affected by Police Violence Also Deal with Anger, Grief

At a protest in Logan Square on April 16, 2021, Ana Solano holds a sign reading “Justice 4 Adam!” with a photograph of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in the Little Village neighborhood March 29, 2021. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News) As the country awaits an outcome in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, the manner in which police operate in Black and Latino communities – in particular, how they use deadly force — remains very much in the spotlight.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Little Village Mourns Toledo, Calls for Unity and Empathy

A mural near a memorial for Adam Toledo. (WTTW News) For the past two weeks, Chicago residents have been reacting to the death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo at the hands of a Chicago police officer. Now, video footage of the shooting is raising more questions about the incident. We discuss the March 29 shooting with Little Village community members. Read more >

Black Voices

Diversity in Development: How Black and Latino Developers Can Change the Map

(WTTW News) When city leaders and developers discuss new plans for major real estate projects, some groups are often left out of the discussion. What’s being done to bring more Black and Latino developers into the industry.  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.