Join WTTW News each weekend for analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts and life, entrepreneurship and innovation, and equity and justice in the Black and Latino communities in Chicago.
Have an idea/feedback for Black Voices?
Have an idea/feedback for Latino Voices?

Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Hugo Balta, Host and News Director for WTTW News

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Nov. 21, 2020 - Full Show

Making COVID-19 vaccine distribution equitable. Hurricanes rip through Central America. Living with and preventing diabetes. How the monarch butterfly builds bridges between the U.S. and Mexico. Read more >

Latino Voices

How Advocacy Journalism Can Help Communities

Activists in support of defunding the University of Chicago Police Department participate in a march on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Grace Del Vecchio / WTTW News) In a year filled with twists and turns, news outlets are more important than ever. We discuss the role of advocacy journalism in effecting positive change for marginalized communities. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Brandis Friedman, Host and co-anchor for Chicago Tonight

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 22, 2020 - Full Show

TV host Dr. Ian Smith on the pandemic and his latest book. Making health care anti-racist. A mural brings health care providers closer to their patients. And the last word on Black businesses. Read more >

Black Voices

‘The Doctors’ Host on Pandemic, Production Protocols and Vaccine Hopes

Dr. Ian Smith appears on “Black Voices” via Zoom. (WTTW News) Dr. Ian Smith has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic from just about every angle. He joins us to discuss the pandemic and the importance of equitable distribution of a vaccine. Read more >

Latino Voices

Hurricanes Eta, Iota Displace Thousands in Central America

Damage caused by the Category 4 storm Hurricane Iota. (WTTW News via CNN) In the past three weeks, back-to-back hurricanes landed a double blow on Central American countries. Gonzalo Chavez, consulate general of Honduras, says the situation is dire. Find out how you can help. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Partnership Working Toward Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash) A coalition of over 35 organizations is working to make distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago equitable. We speak with three members of the Vaccine Corps Partnership. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicagoans Who Nurtured Monarchs All Summer Learn How Mexicans Preserve Their Winter Home

Monarch butterflies migrate en masse, but they aren’t social creatures, scientists say. (Mageephoto / Pixabay) Traveling more than 2,000 miles every year, the migration journey of monarch butterflies links the United States and Mexico in a way no trade agreement or cultural exchange ever could. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Health Program Tackles Diabetes Through Free Lifestyle Coaching

(icsilviu / Pixabay) November is Diabetes Awareness Month. With one in three Americans at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, we learn about a local initiative that aims to prevent residents from developing the disease. Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: C. Spike Trotman

C. Spike Trotman (WTTW News) As 2020 comes to a close, the events of this unprecedented year have devastated Chicago’s small businesses. Why it’s more important than ever to support neighborhood shops. Read more >

Black Voices

Mural in Belmont Cragin Encourages Resilience as COVID-19 Numbers Rise

(WTTW News) A new mural on the city’s Northwest Side bridges the gap between health care providers and the community they serve. Read more >

Black Voices

Anti-Racist Health Care: Correcting Structural Racism in Medicine

(Photo by CDC on Unsplash) What health care institutions and practitioners can do to unwind the systemic racism that continues to affect health care outcomes in Black and Latino communities. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 15, 2020 - Full Show

What a new presidential administration could mean for communities of color. Making Black and Brown communities the focus of COVID-19 recovery. Extending the Red Line. A new life for Emmett Till’s home. 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, 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, Nov. 21, 2020 - Full Show

Making COVID-19 vaccine distribution equitable. Hurricanes rip through Central America. Living with and preventing diabetes. How the monarch butterfly builds bridges between the U.S. and Mexico. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Nov. 22, 2020 - Full Show

TV host Dr. Ian Smith on the pandemic and his latest book. Making health care anti-racist. A mural brings health care providers closer to their patients. And the last word on Black businesses. Read more >

Latino Voices

How Advocacy Journalism Can Help Communities

Activists in support of defunding the University of Chicago Police Department participate in a march on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Grace Del Vecchio / WTTW News) In a year filled with twists and turns, news outlets are more important than ever. We discuss the role of advocacy journalism in effecting positive change for marginalized communities. Read more >

Black Voices

‘The Doctors’ Host on Pandemic, Production Protocols and Vaccine Hopes

Dr. Ian Smith appears on “Black Voices” via Zoom. (WTTW News) Dr. Ian Smith has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic from just about every angle. He joins us to discuss the pandemic and the importance of equitable distribution of a vaccine. Read more >

Latino Voices

Hurricanes Eta, Iota Displace Thousands in Central America

Damage caused by the Category 4 storm Hurricane Iota. (WTTW News via CNN) In the past three weeks, back-to-back hurricanes landed a double blow on Central American countries. Gonzalo Chavez, consulate general of Honduras, says the situation is dire. Find out how you can help. Read more >

Black Voices

The Last Word: C. Spike Trotman

C. Spike Trotman (WTTW News) As 2020 comes to a close, the events of this unprecedented year have devastated Chicago’s small businesses. Why it’s more important than ever to support neighborhood shops. 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, Nicholas Antoine, Judy and John McCarter, and Hiranda and Paul Donoghue.