Latino Voices

Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Latino Voices

Suburbs Slow to Apply for Migrant Aid From $20M Cook County Fund

Inside the Ford Heights migrant shelter that’s slated to open April 23, 2024. (Courtesy of Chelsea Thomas at Empowerment Anywhere) The deadline for applications is Friday. And while there are more than 100 suburbs in the county that are eligible, only two have applied, including Oak Park and Ford Heights. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 18, 2024 - Full Show

Cook County suburbs have until tomorrow to apply for funds set aside for migrant assistance. Exploring the health impacts of food deserts. And why repairing Chicago sidewalks may not be as straightforward as you think. Read more >

Black Voices

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 17, 2024 - Full Show

The history of housing segregation. The latest from today’s Chicago City Council meeting. And a new book on the unraveling of America’s suburbs. Read more >

Black Voices

New Book ‘Disillusioned’ Explores Racial Inequity, Tension in American Suburbs

“Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs” by author Benjamin Herold. Author Benjamin Herold shares the story of five families, including the Adesina family in Evanston, in “Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs.” Read more >

Latino Voices

As Illinois Launches ‘New Stores in Food Deserts’ Grant Program, Local Groups Work to Fill the Gaps

(WTTW News) A city report found 29% of Latinos in Chicago are experiencing food insecurity. Not only do families struggle to access enough food, but finding nutritious foods to stay healthy can also be more difficult. Read more >

Latino Voices

Advocates Push for Expanded Work Permits for Long-Term Undocumented Immigrants

Mayor Brandon Johnson and Rebecca Shi, executive director of the American Business Immigration Coalition, at a “Here to Work” roundtable event on April 4, 2024, at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave. (WTTW News) “Here to Work” advocates say extending legal work permits to long-term undocumented residents will help unite communities, stabilize the workforce and promote fair wages. Opponents argue that could come at a cost to taxpayers and drive down wages for legal citizens. Read more >

Latino Voices

Suicide Rates Rising Among Black and Latino Chicagoans, Study Finds

(WTTW News) Mental health resources and early intervention can play a crucial role in preventing suicides, but researchers say those services are becoming harder to access. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 11, 2024 - Full Show

Johnson is preparing to call on City Council for additional funds for migrant care. What’s behind increasing suicide rates among Black and Latino Chicagoans. And grab your popcorn — the Chicago Latino Film Festival kicks off today. Read more >

Black Voices

‘Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation’ Delves Into Chicago’s History of Segregated Housing

A still from the new docuseries “Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation.” (Provided) The new docuseries uses firsthand accounts, archival footage and animation to better explain complex practices like redlining and blockbusting, and how Black families were systemically barred from homeownership. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 10, 2024 - Full Show

A look at when Chicago police officers are allowed to use force. And community reaction to the police killing of Dexter Reed following the release of graphic body camera footage. Read more >

Black Voices

Community Calls for Change, Accountability After Video Released in Fatal Police Shooting of Dexter Reed

Community members gather outside the 11th District police headquarters on April 9, 2024, hours after video of the fatal police shooting of Dexter Reed was released. (Heather Cherone / WTTW News) The footage of Chicago police officers firing 96 shots at Dexter Reed following a traffic stop has caused outrage with the city’s Black community and led to demands for change — and accountability — for the police officers involved. Read more >

Black Voices

Beyoncé’s New Country Album Highlights How the Genre Has Long Been Shaped by Black Culture

Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” album cover. (Credit: Blair Caldwell / Parkwood Entertainment LLC) Black artists and culture have shaped the country genre for generations, pulling from the melodies of Black hymns and incorporating African instruments like the banjo.  Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Julian Grace Foundation.

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Julian Grace Foundation, and Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr..

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Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Suburbs Slow to Apply for Migrant Aid From $20M Cook County Fund

Inside the Ford Heights migrant shelter that’s slated to open April 23, 2024. (Courtesy of Chelsea Thomas at Empowerment Anywhere) The deadline for applications is Friday. And while there are more than 100 suburbs in the county that are eligible, only two have applied, including Oak Park and Ford Heights. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, April 17, 2024 - Full Show

The history of housing segregation. The latest from today’s Chicago City Council meeting. And a new book on the unraveling of America’s suburbs. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 18, 2024 - Full Show

Cook County suburbs have until tomorrow to apply for funds set aside for migrant assistance. Exploring the health impacts of food deserts. And why repairing Chicago sidewalks may not be as straightforward as you think. Read more >

Black Voices

New Book ‘Disillusioned’ Explores Racial Inequity, Tension in American Suburbs

“Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs” by author Benjamin Herold. Author Benjamin Herold shares the story of five families, including the Adesina family in Evanston, in “Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs.” Read more >

Latino Voices

As Illinois Launches ‘New Stores in Food Deserts’ Grant Program, Local Groups Work to Fill the Gaps

(WTTW News) A city report found 29% of Latinos in Chicago are experiencing food insecurity. Not only do families struggle to access enough food, but finding nutritious foods to stay healthy can also be more difficult. Read more >

Black Voices

‘Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation’ Delves Into Chicago’s History of Segregated Housing

A still from the new docuseries “Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation.” (Provided) The new docuseries uses firsthand accounts, archival footage and animation to better explain complex practices like redlining and blockbusting, and how Black families were systemically barred from homeownership. Read more >

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: LATINO VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation and Julian Grace Foundation.

Support for CHICAGO TONIGHT: BLACK VOICES is provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Additional support is provided by Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Julian Grace Foundation, and Gertrude Dyane and James H. Wooten, Jr..