Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 27, 2021 - Full Show

Joanna Hernandez hosts the 57th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) Helping households afford internet access. Meet a woman fighting fire with fire. And conserving monarch butterflies.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 20, 2021 - Full Show

WBEZ’s Araceli Gómez-Aldana guest hosts the 56th episode of “Latino Voices” (WTTW News) Are engineering companies ready for a business boom following the new infrastructure law? Plus, resources for managing epilepsy. And a Hall of Fame push for Minnie Miñoso. Read more >

Black Voices

Saturdays at 6:30 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, November 27, 2021 - Full Show

Angel Idowu hosts the 57th episode of "Black Voices" (WTTW News) Author Dawn Turner on growing up in Chicago. Discussion and debate over Black hairstyles. Plus, an artist captures the beauty and the stories of the South Side. Read more >

Black Voices

Food Banks Prepare for Increase in Need Over Thanksgiving

As the cost of food rises, the need is also increasing.  According to data from the Chicago Food Depository, about 14% of Chicagoans experience food insecurity. (WTTW News) Thanksgiving is just a few days away and this year’s dinner celebration is expected to be one of the most expensive holidays ever. That’s largely due to inflation and supply chain issues driving up prices. As the cost of food rises, the need is also increasing. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Hosts ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ Outdoor Series

(Courtesy CLATA) The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance is bringing some sazón to Chicago’s holiday season with the free, outdoor entertainment series “Destinos al Aire, a Holiday Extravaganza!” The Latino Theater Alliance’s Christine Perez says the events are a way to bring holiday spirit to Chicago while celebrating the diversity of our Latino cultures. Read more >

Latino Voices

Sox Hopeful 2022 is The Year for Miñoso to ‘Go-Go’ to the Hall of Fame

Minnie Miñoso is on the Golden Days ballot for candidates from the 1950s and 1960s (WTTW News) Minnie Miñoso became the first Black Cuban to play in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians. He broke the color line for the White Sox in 1951. And after his days on the field, he settled in Chicago, joined the Sox as an assistant coach, and was a mentor for generations of ballplayers. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Resources for Latinos Living With Epilepsy

Dr. Adriana Bormeo-Ovalle and Agatha Demarchi appear on “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” via Zoom, Nov. 19, 2021. (WTTW News) Nationwide, more than 3 million people have epilepsy. Of those, 400,000 are Latino. The neurological condition causes seizures as a result of a genetic disorder or injury to the brain. And while epilepsy can cause difficulties for those diagnosed with it, Latinos face an additional range of health care barriers. Read more >

Latino Voices

$17 Billion in Infrastructure Funding Means Big Business for Construction and Engineering Firms

Local engineering and construction firms are gearing up for big business after President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law. (WTTW News) The $1 trillion infrastructure plan was signed into law by President Joe Biden. Nationwide, the plan will send billions to state and local governments for long-needed upgrades. 17 billion of those dollars are headed to Illinois, adding to the 45 billion the state is already spending on infrastructure thanks to the 2019 Rebuild Illinois bill.  Read more >

Black Voices

The Role of Race in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is forcing the nation to revisit conversations about race and privilege in the criminal justice system, with many wondering if Rittenhouse would have received the same treatment if he were Black. (WTTW News) The murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is forcing the nation to revisit conversations about race and privilege in the criminal justice system, with many wondering if Rittenhouse would have received the same treatment if he were Black. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, November 20, 2021 - Full Show

Angel Idowu hosts the 56th episode of "Black Voices" (WTTW News) Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts — a look at the role of race in that case. How food banks are holding up amid supply chain issues. And diverse voices in environmental efforts.  Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: On Diversity in Conservation

In the U.S., Black people are almost three times more likely than white people to live in “nature-deprived areas” – that is, areas without access to parks and other green spaces.  (WTTW News) The Illinois Nature Conservancy’s community outreach team gives us “The Last Word” on how bringing diverse perspectives to conservationism - and truly listening to them - can bring about a natural change. Read more >

Black Voices

New Movie ‘Passing’ Based on Novel by Chicago Author Explores Historical Struggle

The new Netflix movie “Passing” centers around two Black women who can both “pass” as white but take different paths, one choosing to live as white, the other Black. (Courtesy Netflix) The new Netflix movie “Passing” centers around two Black women who can both “pass” as white but take different paths, one choosing to live as white, the other Black. The film is an adaptation of the 1929 novel by Chicago author Nella Larsen. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, and 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.; Allstate; The Chicago Community Trust; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry 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

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 27, 2021 - Full Show

Joanna Hernandez hosts the 57th episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) Helping households afford internet access. Meet a woman fighting fire with fire. And conserving monarch butterflies.  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, November 27, 2021 - Full Show

Angel Idowu hosts the 57th episode of "Black Voices" (WTTW News) Author Dawn Turner on growing up in Chicago. Discussion and debate over Black hairstyles. Plus, an artist captures the beauty and the stories of the South Side. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, November 20, 2021 - Full Show

WBEZ’s Araceli Gómez-Aldana guest hosts the 56th episode of “Latino Voices” (WTTW News) Are engineering companies ready for a business boom following the new infrastructure law? Plus, resources for managing epilepsy. And a Hall of Fame push for Minnie Miñoso. Read more >

Black Voices

Food Banks Prepare for Increase in Need Over Thanksgiving

As the cost of food rises, the need is also increasing.  According to data from the Chicago Food Depository, about 14% of Chicagoans experience food insecurity. (WTTW News) Thanksgiving is just a few days away and this year’s dinner celebration is expected to be one of the most expensive holidays ever. That’s largely due to inflation and supply chain issues driving up prices. As the cost of food rises, the need is also increasing. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Hosts ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ Outdoor Series

(Courtesy CLATA) The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance is bringing some sazón to Chicago’s holiday season with the free, outdoor entertainment series “Destinos al Aire, a Holiday Extravaganza!” The Latino Theater Alliance’s Christine Perez says the events are a way to bring holiday spirit to Chicago while celebrating the diversity of our Latino cultures. Read more >

Black Voices

The Role of Race in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is forcing the nation to revisit conversations about race and privilege in the criminal justice system, with many wondering if Rittenhouse would have received the same treatment if he were Black. (WTTW News) The murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is forcing the nation to revisit conversations about race and privilege in the criminal justice system, with many wondering if Rittenhouse would have received the same treatment if he were Black. 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.