Latino Voices

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Latino Voices

In the Wake of Roe Overturning, a Look to the Future of LGBTQ Rights

(WTTW News) The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade raises the question of whether the constitutionality of gay marriage could soon be on the table. Also, activists are mobilizing as about 12 states are proposing legislation affecting LGBTQ Americans. So, what’s next for LGBTQ rights?  Read more >

Latino Voices

Community Reacts to New Police Foot Pursuit Policy

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown speaks about the department’s new foot pursuit policy that was unveiled Tuesday, June 21 2022. (WTTW News) The policy prohibits officers from pursuing people for only running from police nor can they pursue people for parking and ordinance violations and certain traffic offenses. The finalized version comes a year after officers shot and killed 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in separate shootings that followed foot pursuits. Read more >

Black Voices

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Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 25, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) Reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade. Plus, the impact of inflation. A new office aimed at helping people returning home from prison. And an artist-in-residence at a public library. Read more >

Black Voices

Inflation is Going Up and American Families Are Feeling the Effects

(Sharon McCutcheon / Unsplash) The inflation rate reached 8.6% last month, the highest level in 40 years. Food and energy prices, in particular, have skyrocketed forcing the government to take action. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to bring down demand and this week President Joe Biden called on Congress to pause federal gas taxes for three months. Read more >

Latino Voices

CPS Class of 2022 Grads Look Back on Learning in a Pandemic, Forward to What Comes Next

(Courtesy Hope Chicago) Like all of the nation’s high school graduates, the Chicago Public Schools class of 2022 has spent more than half of their high school experience navigating the pandemic. But CPS students also had to contend with contention between the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS administration, including two strikes. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, June 18, 2022 - Full Show

Univisión’s Alex Hernández guest hosts the June 18 episode of “Latino Voices.” (WTTW News) Preventing health issues in Latino men. A look at upcoming changes for the city's workforce. A taste of Chilean music. And Class of 2022 high school graduates reflect and look ahead. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chilean Musicians Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna Come to Chicago

(Courtesy Pascuala Ilabaca) Composer, singer, accordionist and pianist Pascuala Ilabaca and her band Fauna are playing in Chicago for the first time next week. The band’s music blends traditional instruments and rhythms with lyrics reflecting a feminist perspective. Read more >

Latino Voices

Minimum Wage Boost, Fair Workweek Enhancements Take Effect July 1

On July 1st, a scheduled increase to Chicago’s minimum wage and enhancements to the fair workweek ordinance take effect. (WTTW News) Some changes are coming soon for Chicago’s workers. July 1, a scheduled increase to the minimum wage takes effect, as well as enhancements to the Fair Workweek Ordinance. Read more >

Black Voices

University of Chicago Faces Calls for Reparations Over Ties to Slavery; School Says Charges Are Misplaced

(WTTW News) For the last several years, the University of Chicago has faced calls to make reparations for its ties to the slave trade. The university says it was a prior iteration of the school that benefited from slavery, not its current incarnation. As Chicago Tonight’s Nick Blumberg reports, that claim hasn’t quieted calls for the university to acknowledge history and make amends. Read more >

Black Voices

Push for Reparations in Chicago Remains at a Standstill

(WTTW News) As we commemorate Juneteenth, calls are growing louder for reparations, but here in Chicago, there’s been very little movement on the issue. A City Council subcommittee was created two years ago to examine how the city could pay reparations to descendants of enslaved African Americans. But since then, it’s met only twice. Read more >

Black Voices

Stitching History: Africa International House Documenting the Past Through Quilting

(WTTW News) The Africa International House is exploring the impact quilting has had on the African American community in a celebratory symposium this Juneteenth weekend. Arts Correspondent Angel Idowu learned about why the practice is about more than just a needle and thread, but documenting history instead. Read more >

Black Voices

Advocates Celebrate Juneteenth Holiday While Looking Toward Reform and Reparations

The Juneteenth flag, created by Ben Haith in 1997. Haith is the founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation. (WTTW News) After years of advocating and campaigning, Juneteenth is being recognized as a federal, state and local holiday for the first time this year. The day recognizes June 19, 1865, that's when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. 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.

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Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

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Sundays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

In the Wake of Roe Overturning, a Look to the Future of LGBTQ Rights

(WTTW News) The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade raises the question of whether the constitutionality of gay marriage could soon be on the table. Also, activists are mobilizing as about 12 states are proposing legislation affecting LGBTQ Americans. So, what’s next for LGBTQ rights?  Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, June 25, 2022 - Full Show

(WTTW News) Reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade. Plus, the impact of inflation. A new office aimed at helping people returning home from prison. And an artist-in-residence at a public library. Read more >

Latino Voices

Abortion Foes, Supporters Map Next Moves After Roe Reversal

Abortion-rights activist rally at the Indiana Statehouse following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo / AJ Mast) A day after the Supreme Court’s bombshell ruling overturning Roe v. Wade ended the constitutional right to abortion, emotional protests and prayer vigils turned to resolve as several states enacted bans and supporters and foes of abortion rights mapped out their next moves. Read more >

Black Voices

Inflation is Going Up and American Families Are Feeling the Effects

(Sharon McCutcheon / Unsplash) The inflation rate reached 8.6% last month, the highest level in 40 years. Food and energy prices, in particular, have skyrocketed forcing the government to take action. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to bring down demand and this week President Joe Biden called on Congress to pause federal gas taxes for three months. Read more >

Latino Voices

In the Wake of Roe Overturning, a Look to the Future of LGBTQ Rights

(WTTW News) The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade raises the question of whether the constitutionality of gay marriage could soon be on the table. Also, activists are mobilizing as about 12 states are proposing legislation affecting LGBTQ Americans. So, what’s next for LGBTQ rights?  Read more >

Black Voices

Roe V. Wade Has Been Overturned. What’s Next in Illinois?

(CNN) Abortion regulations are now left up to the states to decide. Anticipating the impending decision, several states have already issued abortion bans. Advocates for reproductive rights are worried about how the decision will impact those seeking access to safe abortions. 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.