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Three Questions With is hosted by Hugo Balta and promises to be the ultimate news and entertainment destination for the Hispanic-Latino community. Get insightful perspectives and timely information on the topics that matter most, as Hugo interviews a diverse range of experts and thought leaders.

Season 2 Episode 19

Maria Nava

In this episode of '3 Questions With,' host Hugo Balta sits down with Maria Nava, Community Engagement Manager at Warren-New Port Public Library. Maria discusses how she builds community partnerships to enhance access to library services for underserved groups, showcasing her efforts in community empowerment and inclusivity.

Season 2 Episode 18

Álvaro Obregón

In this episode of '3 Questions With,' host Hugo Balta sits down with Álvaro Obregón, the respected associate state director of advocacy and outreach for AARP Illinois. This conversation dives into the vital work Álvaro and his team undertake to champion the needs and rights of the senior community throughout the state. From spearheading policy initiatives to fostering community engagement, learn about the comprehensive efforts being made to enhance the well-being and quality of life for seniors. Álvaro shares insights into the strategies and successes of their advocacy, highlighting the importance of supporting this integral part of our community.

Season 2 Episode 17

Carlos Fernandez

In this episode of '3 Questions With,' host Hugo Balta engages with Carlos Fernandez, the Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative, for an enlightening conversation on the power of unity in effecting change. Discover the critical work of Grassroots Collaborative in bringing together community-based organizations to forge a more just and equitable Chicago. This discussion delves into the collaborative's key initiatives, the challenges faced in advocating for social justice, and the envisioned future for the city through the lens of grassroots activism. Hear directly from a pivotal figure in the movement about the strategies and hopes driving their efforts to reshape Chicago's social landscape.

Season 2 Episode 16

Michelle Bueno Vasquez

On '3 Questions With,' host Hugo Balta engages in a fascinating conversation with Michelle Bueno Vasquez, a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University, about her trailblazing research. Michelle's work centers on empowering marginalized groups, notably Afro-Latinos and Black women, through challenging conventional survey methods and statistical analyses that inadvertently perpetuate oppression. This episode delves into her innovative methodologies aimed at more accurately understanding and combating discriminatory practices. Join us as Michelle shares insights into her research journey, offering a fresh perspective on addressing systemic issues and fostering equity.

Season 2 Episode 15

Carlos Matallana

In an inspiring episode, host Hugo Balta welcomes Carlos Matallana, the visionary founder of Blok by Blok, a groundbreaking youth-led podcast club that's sparking conversations and building community across Chicago. Through engaging workshops and dynamic pop-up events, Blok by Blok creates platforms for local youth to voice their stories, offering them a unique opportunity to engage with their community and make their perspectives heard. This episode shines a spotlight on the power of innovative media projects in empowering the next generation, illustrating how Blok by Blok is not just connecting young voices but also weaving a richer, more inclusive narrative of the city.

Season 2 Episode 14

Emma Olivera

Host Hugo Balta sits down with Emma Olivera from Advocate Children's Medical Group to discuss the pivotal role of pediatric healthcare in today's society. They delve into the challenges currently facing children's medical services and the innovative strategies being implemented to guarantee that every child has access to the care they need. This conversation sheds light on the importance of pediatric healthcare, the obstacles it faces, and the forward-thinking approaches that are making a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Season 2 Episode 13

Claude Robinson

In a thought-provoking episode, Hugo Balta sits down with Claude Robinson, the visionary behind Onyx Strategic Partners, to discuss the imperative of forging a stronger, unified voice among Black and Latino communities. Through their dialogue, they explore the nuances of collaboration and empowerment, offering deep insights into how these communities can work together towards collective goals. This episode is a testament to the power of unity and strategic partnership in driving positive change.

Season 2 Episode 12

Jose Muñoz

Host Hugo Balta has an engaging conversation with special guest Jose Muñoz, Executive Director of La Casa Norte on helping unhoused youths and families.

Season 2 Episode 11

Roberto Valdez

Host Hugo Balta has an engaging conversation with special guest Roberto Valdez from the Hispanic Federation. Discover the impactful work and initiatives led by the Hispanic Federation and gain insights into community development and advocacy.

Season 2 Episode 10

Jaime di Paulo

Host Hugo Balta engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Jaime di Paulo, President & CEO of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC).

Season 2 Episode 9

Yessenia Balcazar

Host Hugo Balta engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Yessenia Balcazar, Senior Resilient Community Planning Manager, Southeast Environmental Task Force.

Season 2 Episode 8

Sylvia Puente of the Latino Policy Forum

Host Hugo Balta engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Sylvia Puente, the esteemed President & CEO of the Latino Policy Forum.

Season 2 Episode 7

Debbie Rafael Shanley, Minority Veteran Program Coordinator at Jesse Brown VAMC

Host Hugo Balta engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Debbie Rafael Shanley, Minority Veteran Program Coordinator at Jesse Brown VAMC, to discuss the unique challenges and programs for minority veterans.

Season 2 Episode 6

Jennifer Gutierrez of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago

Host Hugo Balta engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Jennifer Gutierrez, Brand Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago. Dive into the impactful mentorship and community support work with this renowned organization.

Season 2 Episode 5

James Murphy-Aguilu

Host Hugo Balta engages in a thought-provoking conversation with James Murphy-Aguilu, Circuit Judge in the 10th Subcircuit of Cook County.

Season 2 Episode 4

Esther Corpuz,

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest Esther Corpuz, CEO of Alivio Medical Centers.

Season 2 Episode 3

Alejandra Ibanez

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest Alejandra Ibanez, Executive Director, Illinois Unidos.

Season 2 Episode 2

Jorge Valdivia

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest Jorge Valdivia of Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA).

Season 2 Episode 1

Iris Y. Martinez

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest Iris Y. Martinez, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, who explains what the work of the CCCC’s office, the process of expungement/sealing of records, and what inspires her lifelong commitment to public service.

Season 1 Episode 8

Catalina Ramos Hernandez

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest Catalina Ramos Hernandez from the Illinois Transplant Fund.

Season 1 Episode 7

Antonio Santos

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest Antonio Santos from the Gage Park Latinx Council.

Season 1 Episode 6

Angelina Romero, Cook County Assessor's Office

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest Angelina Romero, Cook County Assessor's Office.

Season 1 Episode 5

Alderwoman Nicole Lee

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest 11th Ward Alderwoman Nicole Lee.

Season 1 Episode 4

Guest Darion Crawford

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest, Darrion Crawford of Urban Growers Collective joins the show.

Season 1 Episode 3

Paula Gean from Chicago4All

Hugo Balta is joined by this week's guest, Paula Gean, the founder of Chicago4All, who talks about bringing communities together to help migrants coming to Chicago, women in tech and battling cultural taboos about women in the workplace, and how her experience as an immigrant in the U.S. shaped her work.

Season 1 Episode 2

Dr. Cristina Pacione-Zayas

Hugo Balta is joined by Mayor Brandon Johnson's Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Cristina Pacione-Zayas.

Season 1 Episode 1

Dr. Geraldine Luna, CDPH

Hugo Balta is joined by Dr. Geraldine Luna, the Medical Director at the Chicago Department of Public Health, who shares her expertise and insights on the social determinants of health.