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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 21

Mass Exodus: Why Are Companies Leaving Chicago?

Host Andrea Zopp takes a deep dive into the significant trend of companies relocating their headquarters away from Chicago, sparking a vital conversation about the city's future. Journalists Jamie Nesbitt Golden and Samantha Thomas join the discussion, offering their insights on the implications of these moves for Chicago's economic landscape and community. The episode also features an engaging one-on-one with ComEd's Workforce Development Manager, Laticia Holbert, exploring the future of workforce development and the strategies to navigate these changes. This episode provides a comprehensive look at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Chicago.

Season 2 Episode 20

Migrants in Chicago: The Crisis Continues

Andy Zopp leads a critical discussion on the ongoing migrant crisis impacting Chicago. Joined by Francia Garcia Hernandez from Austin Weekly News and Hugo Balta, host of '3 Questions With', the conversation delves deep into the complexities and challenges of the situation. The episode also features an insightful one-on-one with Inspector General Deborah Witzburg, shedding light on the city's responses to this pressing issue.

Season 2 Episode 19

The State of the City

Host Andy Zopp brings you an in-depth look at the current state of Chicago with media consultant Samantha Thomas and reporter Francia Garcia Hernandez from Austin Weekly News. Plus, an engaging conversation with Just Act Partners founders Juatise Gathings and Matt Johanson on their impactful work.

Season 2 Episode 18

2023 In Review

Andrea Zopp is joined by special guests Hugo Balta, '3 Questions With' host, and Jamie Nesbitt Golden, reporter at Block Club Chicago, as they delve into the year's significant events and stories that shaped our city. Tune in for an insightful look back at the year that was.

Season 2 Episode 17

Book Banning: The Fight Continues

On the Fall season finale of Chicago Newsroom 2.0, Andrea Zopp dives further into the ongoing epidemic of book banning with guests Illinois State Senator Mike Simmons, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Director Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Chris Brown, and DePaul University professor Ciara Miller.

Season 2 Episode 16

On the Rise: Anti-Semitism in America and Beyond

Guest Host Raza Siddiqui engages in a crucial conversation with Alison Pure-Slovin, the Midwest director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, about the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and globally. Additionally, don't miss a compelling one-on-one with Dr. Dominica McBride, the founder and CEO of BECOME, as they delve into impactful community development.

Season 2 Episode 15

Deep Fakes: Extremists in Law Enforcement

Guest Host Raza Siddiqui leads a critical roundtable with Ghazala Irshad and Sara Sadat on the presence of extremist groups within local law enforcement. Plus, don't miss an exclusive interview with Heather Higgins-Alderman, President and CEO of Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation.

Season 2 Episode 14

Collateral Damage: The Real Cost of War

Host Andrea Zopp engages in a critical discussion with Crain's Chicago Business reporter Leigh Giangreco and CAN TV's Executive Director, Darrious Hilmon, about the perceived anti-Palestinian bias in recent media coverage of the Hamas-Israeli conflict. Additionally, don't miss a one-on-one interview with Dr. Lisa Bly-Jones, CEO of the Chicago Jobs Council, as they delve into important community issues.

Season 2 Episode 13

Any Tips for Me?

Host Andrea Zopp delves into the recent City Council decision to abolish the subminimum wage for tip workers in Chicago, with insights from Eater Chicago editor Ashok Selvam and Chicago Tribune reporter Talia Soglin. Plus, a special one-on-one with Mary Towers from Start Early.

Season 2 Episode 12

Bye Bye Bail!

Dive into Illinois' historic move as the first state to abolish cash bail. Host Andrea Zopp discusses this landmark decision with Jhmira Alexander of 'Public Narrative' and Corli Jay from Crain's Chicago Business. Plus, a spotlight interview with Alex Goodfellow, Executive Director of Share Our People.

Season 2 Episode 11

Youth Violence: A Call To Action

Join host Andrea Zopp as she explores the pressing issue of youth violence in Chicago with Francia Garcia Hernandez (Austin Weekly News), Jamine Nesbitt Golden (Block Club Chicago), and Matthew Harvey (We Home Media). Don't miss a special interview with Cosette Nazon-Wilburn from Love Unity & Values Institute.

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.