Latino Voices

Saturdays at 6 pm

Latino Voices

Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19

(WTTW News) How Chicago’s day laborers, many of whom are undocumented, are finding — and not finding — work during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 27, 2021 - Full Show

How the pandemic has interrupted an income source for day laborers. Reviving the debate over a $15 minimum wage. A hospital chaplain offering spiritual support. The last word on bridging cultures. Read more >

Black Voices

Sundays at 6 pm

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 28, 2021 - Full Show

A sweeping criminal justice bill becomes law in Illinois. The history of social reformer Ada S. McKinley. Black Voices Book Club checks out “BeBop Fairy Tales.” Plus, a throwback with Sammy Davis Jr. Read more >

Black Voices

Rewriting History: Recognizing Black Trailblazer Ada McKinley

Ada McKinley (Courtesy Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.) A Chicago-based community organization established more than 100 years ago serves more than 7,000 people annually, but the story of its founder has largely been erased.  Read more >

Latino Voices

Housing Insecurity a Year-Round Problem in Chicago, Advocates Say

A homeless encampment in Chicago. (WTTW News) This month’s deep freeze has left Chicago’s homeless residents in deadly peril. But housing insecurity is not just an extreme-weather problem, some advocates say, and the city needs to take a bolder approach to housing policy. Read more >

Latino Voices

Fight Over Metal-Scrapping Plant Shines Light on Community’s History With Industry

South Deering (WTTW News) Protesters are urging the city to stop a metal-scrapping company from opening on the Southeast Side. What both sides have to say. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 13, 2021 - Full Show

We talk vaccine equity with a member of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force, visit a small business incubator in Humboldt Park, and learn how to make Mexican drinking chocolate from scratch. Read more >

Latino Voices

Dr. Julie Morita: Vaccine Distribution Needs ‘A Shot of Equity’

(WTTW News) Recent data indicates Latino and Black populations are getting vaccinated at half the rate of white populations. Dr. Julie Morita, a member of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 task force, gives us a shot in the arm on vaccine equity. Read more >

Black Voices

Deputy IG: Senior Police Leadership Failed Front-Line Officers and Public During May Unrest

The author of a scathing report from the city’s Office of Inspector General says the senior leadership of the Chicago Police Department failed both their front-line officers and the public during the unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 21, 2021 - Full Show

A scathing report on how the Chicago Police Department responded to 2020 protests. Author and professor Eddie Glaude joins us for this week’s Black Voices Book Club. And sisters in the name of gospel. Read more >

Black Voices

‘Begin Again’ Book Revisits James Baldwin’s Body of Work

Princeton University professor Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. talks about his hopes for the nation — and those of writer James Baldwin — in this week’s Black Voices Book Club selection. Read more >

Black Voices

Sister Group A4L Talks About the Impact of Gospel Music

The gospel group A4L. (WTTW News) A group of young women are changing the narrative of gospel music — and who it’s for. We meet a band of sisters who are on a mission.  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.

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

Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19

(WTTW News) How Chicago’s day laborers, many of whom are undocumented, are finding — and not finding — work during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more >

Black Voices

Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, Feb. 28, 2021 - Full Show

A sweeping criminal justice bill becomes law in Illinois. The history of social reformer Ada S. McKinley. Black Voices Book Club checks out “BeBop Fairy Tales.” Plus, a throwback with Sammy Davis Jr. Read more >

Latino Voices

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 27, 2021 - Full Show

How the pandemic has interrupted an income source for day laborers. Reviving the debate over a $15 minimum wage. A hospital chaplain offering spiritual support. The last word on bridging cultures. Read more >

Black Voices

Rewriting History: Recognizing Black Trailblazer Ada McKinley

Ada McKinley (Courtesy Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.) A Chicago-based community organization established more than 100 years ago serves more than 7,000 people annually, but the story of its founder has largely been erased.  Read more >

Latino Voices

La Ultima Palabra: Anyiné Galván Rodríguez

Anyiné Galván Rodríguez (WTTW News) From Cuba to the Dominican Republic to right here in Chicago, millions of Afro Latinos speak their culture through their language and wear their African heritage on their bodies, especially in their hair texture. Read more >

Black Voices

Criminal Justice Law Will End Cash Bail, Mandate Body Cameras

(WTTW News) Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed a criminal justice bill Monday that is massive both in its size – 764 pages – and scope. We discuss the the coming changes and what concerns the bill raises for opponents. 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.