Hope from the Front Lines peeks beyond the headlines finding stories of struggle, passion, and strength from essential caregivers of color doing the heavy lift - protecting Chicago’s most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. The series is produced by Juneteenth Productions with funding support from the McCormick Foundation.
"Daycare Double Bind" reported by Judith McCray
Nine months into the Coronavirus pandemic, childcare providers are doing double and triple duty supervising school aged kids with remote learning for much of each day, while doing their regular duties caring for the children of working parents. But...
"Surviving Covid" reported by Bia Medious
Healthcare workers in homes face increased exposure risk to Covid-19, just like traditional front line workers. So why are employers using loopholes in the law to avoid paying some essential workers sick leave? The Families First Coronavirus Response...
"Breaking Point" reported by Maurice Bisaillon
Throughout Chicagoland and across the country nursing homes continue to bear the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic. For the past 11 months the linoleum tiled hallways of these facilities have carried not only orderlies, gurneys, and residents, but also...
"Enough Is Enough" reported by Judith McCray
Five months after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, the struggle for justice and equality for African Americans continues in peoples’ hearts and minds, if not still in the streets. Many Black Americans are encouraged that the...
"Esperanza en Practica" reportado en Ariel Mejia
Lakesia Collins es una CNA decidida a cambiar la narrativa. Trabajando en múltiples trabajos de cuidadora mientras criaba niños, tuvo que declararse en bancarrota porque su hogar de ancianos pagaba salarios de pobreza. Convirtiéndose en organizadora de...
Hope from the Front Lines: Mid-Season Review
At the midpoint of our first season of Hope from the Front Lines we look back at some of the episodes we have produced so far. Throughout the season we’ve heard from frontline workers receiving no pay for time spent in quarantine, daycare providers left...
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Protecting Me means Protecting US, by Kortni Smyers Jones
This segment goes beyond important - it’s critical it’s vital! The workers need to be protected! Bottom line. Requesting, asking, and now pleading for a vital and necessary piece of equipment that could possibly saves lives and jobs?? Please continue to be the VOICE for the essential and front line workers, as their plea for help and assistance needs to be remedied. Congrats Hope from the front lines!! Great reporting Kortni Smyers Jones.! Katrina (CA)
Childcare Crisis Mode
Does an excellent job showing just how vital child care is to keeping this country afloat. Really nice reporting!