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Chicago Politics is a monthly program that examines Chicago's unique political landscape. Hosted by veteran journalist Hugo Balta, and featuring lead correspondent Samantha Lampkin, Chicago Politics will delve into the decisions that shape our city and how these affect our diverse communities.


Season 1 Episode 2

Chicago Housing Crisis

In this episode of Chicago Politics, host Hugo Balta speaks with Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 25th Ward and chair of the Committee on Housing and Real Estate, about the City’s housing crisis. Lead Correspondent Samantha Lampkin visits residents of Woodlawn to talk about the failed band-aid solutions of the past. In the Voices segment, small business owner Chamille Weddington shares her lived experience about the critical need for investing in Chicago's historically underserved communities.

Season 1 Episode 1

Bring Chicago Home

In the inaugural episode of 'Chicago Politics,' host Hugo Balta kicks off with a compelling dialogue featuring Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Chief of Staff for Mayor Brandon Johnson, discussing the trajectory of the BRING CHICAGO HOME initiative. This episode also includes on-the-ground insights from Samantha Lampkin, Lead Correspondent, who visits South Loop’s Issues Barber & Beauty Salon to gauge public opinion on a referendum aimed at raising certain real estate taxes to fund homelessness prevention programs. Wrapping up the episode, Jose Muñoz, Executive Director of La Casa Norte and someone who has personally experienced homelessness, shares his perspective on securing a sustainable revenue stream to assist the unhoused.

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