Latino Voices

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Latino Voices

One-on-One with Mike Andrade, Indiana’s Only Latino State Representative

Indiana State Rep. Mike Andrade appears on “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” on Aug. 13, 2022. (WTTW News) According to the Indiana Latino Institute, undocumented immigrants contribute nearly $100 million to the state’s economy. Yet when it comes to their representation in the general assembly the state has a single Latino representative. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

WBEZ Chicago’s Michael Puente guest hosts the Aug. 13 episode of "Latino Voices." (WTTW News) The lone Latino lawmaker in Indiana and his thoughts on political representation. Plus, pharmacy deserts on the city’s west side. And Discount Mall vendors searching for answers.  Read more >

Black Voices

Saturdays at 6:30 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) New research on civic engagement, and how the work in Black communities isn’t always counted. The head of Chicago’s FBI office retires. Bud Billiken expands. And remembering Albert Woodfox. Read more >

Black Voices

Census Says Volunteering Declined in Chicago, But New Report Highlights Community Organizing Work

Workers, community members, and labor organization Arise Chicago rally at the 26th Street headquarters, Sept. 30, 2021. (WTTW News). Census data says volunteering has declined in Chicago, while new research says previously collected data doesn’t include the wide range of community organizing in the city, oftentimes leaving out the work of Black, Latino and working-class people. Read more >

Latino Voices

After Supreme Court Ruling, Immigrant Rights Advocates Push for End to ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

(CNN) In June, a Supreme Court decision overruled a lower court that forced the policy to be reinstated in December. But while President Joe Biden previously tried to end the policy, there has been little comment thus far on when his administration might officially follow through. Read more >

Latino Voices

As Latino College Enrollment Takes COVID Hit, Educators Say Outreach and Support Are Critical

(WTTW News) A report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows a 5.4% drop in the head count of Latino undergraduates in fall of 2020. And for the first time in 20 years, the number of Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education dropped from 569 in 2022 to 559 in 2021. Read more >

Latino Voices

Catch the Perseid Meteor Showers’ ‘Glowing Grains of Grit’ Peak Aug. 11-14

(WTTW News) While this year's that display might be a little harder to see than in past years, Chicago Astronomer Joe Guzman says it’s still worth getting out there and looking up. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 6, 2022- Full Show

Immigrant advocates on the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Plus, what’s behind dropping college enrollment for Latinos. A soaring mural in Pilsen. And advice for an upcoming celestial show. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 6, 2022- Full Show

Attempts to level the playing field as the state rolls out more cannabis licenses. Plus, guns in the hands of Chicago teens in this week’s “Black Voices” book club. And training the next generation of environmental health advocates. Read more >

Black Voices

As New Illinois Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Are Issued, Focus Turns to Industry Equity

(WTTW News) According to the state, of the business selected for the cannabis licenses, 41% are majority Black owned, 7% are majority White owned, 4% are majority Latino owned and 38% did not disclose the owner’s race. Read more >

Black Voices

Clinical Trial for Those at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease Seeks Participants

(Credit: Eli Lilly and Company) The Alzheimer’s Association reports that among Black Americans age 70 and older, more than 21% are living with that disease. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is launching a clinical trial of a new drug therapy for those at risk, and they’re looking for participants in Chicago. Read more >

Black Voices

New Book ‘The Tomorrow Game’ Explores How Teen Conflict Escalates into Violence

A new book dissects how a conflict between Chicago teenagers escalates into gun violence – and how the community steps in to save them.  Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is by Allstate, The Chicago Community Trust, and CIBC.

Additional support is provided by The Field Foundation of Illinois, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Julian Grace 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; Nicholas Antoine; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; Julian Grace Foundation; and Judy and John McCarter.

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

One-on-One with Mike Andrade, Indiana’s Only Latino State Representative

Indiana State Rep. Mike Andrade appears on “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” on Aug. 13, 2022. (WTTW News) According to the Indiana Latino Institute, undocumented immigrants contribute nearly $100 million to the state’s economy. Yet when it comes to their representation in the general assembly the state has a single Latino representative. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) New research on civic engagement, and how the work in Black communities isn’t always counted. The head of Chicago’s FBI office retires. Bud Billiken expands. And remembering Albert Woodfox. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Aug. 13, 2022 - Full Show

WBEZ Chicago’s Michael Puente guest hosts the Aug. 13 episode of "Latino Voices." (WTTW News) The lone Latino lawmaker in Indiana and his thoughts on political representation. Plus, pharmacy deserts on the city’s west side. And Discount Mall vendors searching for answers.  Read more >

Black Voices

Census Says Volunteering Declined in Chicago, But New Report Highlights Community Organizing Work

Workers, community members, and labor organization Arise Chicago rally at the 26th Street headquarters, Sept. 30, 2021. (WTTW News). Census data says volunteering has declined in Chicago, while new research says previously collected data doesn’t include the wide range of community organizing in the city, oftentimes leaving out the work of Black, Latino and working-class people. Read more >

Latino Voices

After Supreme Court Ruling, Immigrant Rights Advocates Push for End to ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

(CNN) In June, a Supreme Court decision overruled a lower court that forced the policy to be reinstated in December. But while President Joe Biden previously tried to end the policy, there has been little comment thus far on when his administration might officially follow through. Read more >

Black Voices

As New Illinois Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Are Issued, Focus Turns to Industry Equity

(WTTW News) According to the state, of the business selected for the cannabis licenses, 41% are majority Black owned, 7% are majority White owned, 4% are majority Latino owned and 38% did not disclose the owner’s race. 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.