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Chicago Newsroom 2.0 takes a closer look at the week’s top local news stories as reported In the newspapers, online, on the radio, and on TV. An array of local journalists join the show’s host each week to provide color and context, and in-the-room insights on the stories most important to Chicago and Chicagoans.


Season 2 Episode 10

Migrants in Chicago: A Crisis of Care

Dive into Chicago's migrant landscape and the unfolding care crisis with host Andrea Zopp, Hugo Balta from '3 Questions With', and community activist Sara Sadat. Plus, an exclusive interview with Raza Siddiqui, President of NABET Local 41.

Season 2 Episode 9

The State of Black Chicago

Host Andrea Zopp sits down with local journalists Matthew Harvey, Adora Namigadde, and Carlos Ballesteros to discuss the findings and implications of the Chicago Urban League's 2023 State of Black Chicago Report. Plus, a one-on-one interview with the President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, Karen Freeman-Wilson.

Season 2 Episode 8

Supreme Inflection: Breaking Down Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court

Guest host Deborah D. Douglas sits down with Corli Jay, Alden Loury, and Matt Simonette to discuss the impacts of the most recent rulings by the Supreme Court. Plus, a one-on-one interview with Aisha Davis, the Board Chair of Affinity Community Services.

Season 2 Episode 7

Last Call: The End of the Silver Room Block Party

Guest host Jacoby Cochran talks with Jamie Nesbitt Golden, Danielle Sanders, and Kathy Chaney about the final Silver Room Block Party, which takes place at the end of July. Plus, a one-on-one interview with Audrena Spence, the Executive Director of the Gift of Hope Community Foundation.

Season 2 Episode 6

Vanished: Chicago's Missing Black Women and Girls

Host Andrea Zopp talks with Arionne Nettles, Mary Mitchell, and Jhmira Alexander about Chicago's epidemic of missing black women and girls, as well as the need for more equitable media attention on these cases. Plus, a one-on-one interview with Kelly Fair, Founder and Executive Director of Polished Pebbles.

Season 2 Episode 5

Book Banning: The Attack on Words

Tracie D. Hall, Daniel Ash, Shawn Taylor, and Chris Brown join host Andrea Zopp to discuss book banning and the attack on words.

Season 2 Episode 4

Summer Safety in Chicago: What's the Plan?

Tiffany Hamel Johnson joins the show to talk about the work of Chicago United, and Patrick Smith and Gregory Pratt join the show for a conversation about the plan for summer safety in Chicago.

Season 2 Episode 3

DNC - Is Chicago Ready for Primetime?

Jacki Robinson-Ivy, Tia Carol Jones, and Delmarie Cobb join the show to talk about Chicago hosting the 2024 Democratic National Convention and whether the city is prepared for such a significant event.

Season 2 Episode 2

Post-Inauguration Analysis

Priya Linson, Jacoby Cochran, Tonia Hill, and Deborah D. Douglas are joining the conversation tonight for a deep dive into Post-Inauguration Analysis

Season 2 Episode 1

Boxing Out: Big Box Stores Flee Chicago

Host Andrea Zopp talks to Hugo Balta, Lee Edwards, Alden Loury, and Talia Soglin to discuss the impact of big box retailers leaving Chicago.

Season 1 Episode 6

Radio Silence: Chicago Police Scanners

Host Andrea Zopp talks to Felicia Davis Blakely; and to Chicago reporters about the new encrypted communication in Chicago Police Department scanners.

Season 1 Episode 5

Chicago Politics: Changing of the Guard

Andy Zopp talks with Dr. Monique Carroll, Jamie Nesbitt Golden, Carlos Ballesteros, and Lakeidra Chavis about a couple of major changes headed to Chicago.

Season 1 Episode 4

Chicago Politics: Ladies First

Andrea Zopp engages in a conversation with Kayce Ataiyero, Cook County Commissioner Josina Morita, Aldermanic Aspirant Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, and Delmarie Cobb, exploring the challenges and intricacies of being a female leader.

Season 1 Episode 3

Chicago Bears: The Road to Arlington Heights

Officer Oath Keeper? The Chicago Bears are leaving Chicago? This week, Andy Zopp digs into two big stories you may have missed during election season.

Season 1 Episode 2

Chicago's Next Mayor: What Women Want?

Tia Carol Jones, Kathy Chaney, Samantha Thomas, and Christa A. Hamilton join host Andrea Zopp to discuss the mayoral race and what women want in the next mayor of Chicago.

Season 1 Episode 1

How the Media Sees Tyre Nichols

Andy Zopp talks with Erick Johnson, Josh McGhee, Lee Edwards, & Maudlyne Ihejirika about the killing of Tyre Nichols and the media’s coverage.