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Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) gives every Chicagoan a voice on cable television by providing video training, equipment, facilities, and channel time for Chicago residents and nonprofit groups. CAN TV’s five local, non-commercial channels reach one million viewers in the city of Chicago.



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Coverage from Chicago Police Board Meeting on January 20th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - January 20th, 2022
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Community Renewal Society responds to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call to put our faith in action by hosting an annual assembly on the holiday commemorating his life and work.
Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Faith In Action Assembly
Coverage from the Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting on January 19th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting - January 19th, 2022
36th Annual Interfaith Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Topics: 36th Annual Interfaith Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Radcliffe line is the boundary drawn in 1947 between Indian and Pakistani portions of the provinces of Punjab & Bengal. The impact of this important event in history is discussed by three historians.
Topics: India, Art, Pakistani, Kalapriya
Coverage from the Chicago Committee on Committees and Rules Meeting on January 13th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Committees and Rules Meeting - January 13th, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 10, 2022
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #83 - Week of January 8, 2022.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - January 08, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 6, 2022 CAN TV
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Host Bridget Sullivan Mermel brings on two business owners, Michael Ginsberg and Michael Cameron to discuss their experiences of running their business during the COVID lockdown.
Topics: Financial, Money, Chicago, COVID
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Every 10 years, Chicago takes a new Census count. What is different this time is the reported in-fighting between the Black and Latino caucuses regarding how those boundaries get drawn. So how much of that allegation is actually true? Chairman of the Black Aldermanic Caucus, Ald. Jason Ervin explains. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topics: Chicago, caucus, political, black, Latino
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Heartland at Home with Katy Hogan #82 - Week of January 1, 2022.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - January 01, 2022
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Senator Mike Simmons and the Illinois Environmental Council host a Clean Transportation Webinar about equity in future transportation policy and the electrification of public transit.
Topic: Illinois Environmental Council's Clean Transportation Webinar
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Virtual event discussing transparency and accountability in government finances with Adam Andrzejewski, CEO & Founder of Open the Books, and Sheila Weinberg, CEO and Founder of TIA.
Topic: Can we have accountability without transparency?
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 31, 2021
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Historian Francesca Morgan, author of "A Nation of Descendants," speaks with Newberry Curator of Genealogy Matt Rutherford about the long-standing American fascination with genealogy and family lineage.
Topic: A Nation of Descendants
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Discussion on the significance of mutual aid as a form of resistance and solidarity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and during COVID-19.
Topic: Climates of Inequality - Professor Ricia Anne Chansky
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 31, 2021
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President Biden's Commission on the Supreme Court, tasked with providing "an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform," has voted to send its report to the President.
Topic: The Way Forward on Supreme Court Reform
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 31, 2021
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James Beard Award-winning Chef Beverly Kim, owner of the Parachute Restaurant and the Wherewithall, talks about Korean cooking in Chicago and her personal journey to being a chef.
Topic: Korean Cooking in Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 20, 2021
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Experts analyze how national and Chicago-level policies related to healthcare, housing, childcare, schooling, and the social safety net failed to meet the needs of Chicago’s most vulnerable, leading to the health disparities we see in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Topic: Deadly Disparities in the Days of COVID-19
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 18, 2021
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #81 - Week of December 18, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - December 18, 2021
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Coverage from Chicago Police Board Meeting on December 16th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - December 16th, 2021
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on December 15th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago City Council Meeting - December 15th, 2021
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Coverage from the Committee on Zoning Meeting on December 14th, 2021.
Topics: Committee on Zoning Meeting - December 14th, 2021
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Coverage from the Chicago Committee on Finance meeting on Dec 13th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Finance Meeting - Dec 13th, 2021
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Dec 13, 2021
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #80 - Week of December 11, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - December 11, 2021
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Coverage from the Chicago Committee on Public Safety Meeting on December 10th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Public Safety Meeting - December 10th, 2021
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Dec 10, 2021
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Expert Patti Hughes discusses how to talk to your child about student loans and how to plan to pay for education. The Chicago Money Show is an original CAN TV production.
Topic: The Chicago Money Show: Guest Patti Hughes
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Experts analyze how national and Chicago-level policies related to healthcare, housing, childcare, schooling, and the social safety net failed to meet the needs of Chicago’s most vulnerable, leading to the health disparities we see in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Topic: Deadly Disparities in the Days of COVID-19 Part 2
Coverage from the Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting on December 8th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting - December 8th, 2021
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Coverage from the Chicago Committee on Finance Meeting on December 7th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Finance Meeting - December 7th, 2021
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Dec 4, 2021
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #79 - Week of December 4, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - December 04, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 1, 2021
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Historians Kevin Boyle and Clayborne Carson look back on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Chicago Freedom Movement and the resistance he faced in the city.
Topic: Chicago and Civil Rights in the 1960s
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 1, 2021
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The topic of this conference was "Public and Private Power: Preserving Freedom or Preventing Harm?". This panel asked "Is Anyone Still Committed to Free Speech?".
Topic: Is Anyone Still Committed to Free Speech?
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 1, 2021
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Dominic Pacyga, professor emeritus at Columbia College Chicago, discusses the city’s immigration history before and immediately following the Great Chicago Fire. 
Topic: A Combustible Society
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Richard Cahan and Michael Williams create books out of photo collections based in Chicago.
Topic: Defining Moments from the Chicago Sun-Times Photo Archive
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 1, 2021
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Discussion with Dr. Julia Cole, professor of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Michigan, on how projects like the Line 5 tunnel play a role in climate change and what’s at stake if these projects go forward.
Topic: Line 5 & Climate Change
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Coverage from Chicago Police Board Meeting on November 18th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - November 18th, 2021
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Nov 17, 2021
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Pushing for Parole in Illinois with Chance the Rapper, Common and activists with Parole Illinois.
Topic: Pushing for Parole in Illinois
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on November 17th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago City Council Meeting - November 17th, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 15, 2021
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A conversation about redistricting Chicago's wards with Chris Kanich, Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commissioner.
Topic: Redistricting Chicago's Wards
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 15, 2021
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #77 - Week of November 13, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - November 13, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 15, 2021
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Bestselling author and one of “USA Today’s top 100 Black novelists,” Bethany Morrow will address how she uses her art toward social justice.
Topic: ADRC 2021: Mansfield Lecture
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A virtual panel where leaders will share their approach to narrative change, and how their work shifts prevailing narratives that harm BIPOC communities in Chicago.
Topic: A Virtual Conversation Exploring Narrative Change in Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 11, 2021
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This discussion features Gary Younge (University of Manchester), Laura Grattan (Wellesley College), Tianna Paschel (University of California, Berkeley), and Robbie Shilliam (Johns Hopkins University).
Topic: Race & Populism
Coverage from the Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting on November 10th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting - November 10th, 2021
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Extinguish myths of the Great Chicago Fire with four experts on the history of Chicago: historians Carl Smith and Adam Green; Chicago History Museum Assistant Curator Julius Jones; and Newberry Director of Chicago Studies Liesl Olson. 
Topic: Extinguishing the Myths of the Great Chicago Fire
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 6, 2021
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #76 - Week of November 6, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - November 6, 2021
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A reading and conversation with Oaxacan author Pergentino José.
Topic: A Reading and Conversation with Pergentino José
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Musicologist Samantha Ege discusses Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, and William Grant Still, three African American classical composers whose work is achieving renewed interest and recognition.
Topic: African American Composers and the Black Renaissance
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 31, 2021
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In this virtual presentation, historian Julia Bachrach illuminates the Olmsted’s significant contributions to the city’s South Side parks.
Topic: The Olmsted Legacy in Chicago
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In this panel, presenters will discuss how those working inside and outside the criminal justice system are mobilizing data in new ways to change policy.
Topic: Data for Justice? Transforming Chicago’s Criminal Legal System
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 31, 2021
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Join the Institute of Politics as they welcome David Sanger, White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, and current IOP Pritzker fellow Lotfullah Najafizada, Afghan journalist and director of TOLONews, Afghanistan’s first 24-hour news and current affairs television channel.
Topic: Afghanistan Now & Then
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 31, 2021
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Local activists make budget demands to City Hall.
Topic: Defund the Police
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on October 27th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago City Council Meeting - October 27th, 2021
Commemoration of 30 years since the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C. October 24-27, 1991.
Topic: 30th Anniversary of The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 23, 2021
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Heartland At Home With Michael James #74 - Week of October 23, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - October 23, 2021
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Coverage from Chicago Police Board Meeting on October 21st, 2021.
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - October 21st, 2021
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Program focusing on the experiences of Black Lives on law school campuses, specifically, in response to the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
Topic: Elevating and Engaging with Black Lives: Elected Officials
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 15, 2021
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Join the Institute of Politics as they welcome Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and hear from the Congressman regarding pressing policy issues on Capitol Hill.
Topic: Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 15, 2021
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Just Transition Alliance Executive Director José Bravo talks about the principles of Just Transition and how climate justice and chemicals policy relate to communities fighting for environmental and labor justice.
Topic: Climates of Inequality - José Bravo
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Celebrate Latinx History Month with a performance by the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center's Afro Caribbean Youth Jazz band.
Topic: Latinx History Month: SRBCC's Afro-Caribbean Youth Jazz Performance
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 15, 2021
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Join DePaul University professors to listen and ask questions throughout a discussion exploring community’s place in the classroom and across academic pursuits.
Topic: The Value of Community with DePaul University
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 15, 2021
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Discussion on the future of zero-emission electric school buses.
Topic: Electric School Bus Webinar
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Oct 15, 2021
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A panel of experts share stories of remarkable women who actively engaged in intellectual debate, community and political organizing, legal challenges, and even military conflict.
Topic: Women and the Revolutionary Age
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 15, 2021
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A discussion with Kathleen Belew and Ramon Gutiérrez on their book, "A Field Guide to White Supremacy".
Topic: A Field Guide to White Supremacy
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Oct 14, 2021 CAN TV
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on October 14th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago, City Council, Lightfoot
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Oct 13, 2021 CAN TV
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  Coverage of the Committee on Finance Meeting on October 13 th , 2021.
Topics: Chicago, Finance
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Oct 13, 2021 CAN TV
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Coverage from the Chicago Committee on Budget Meeting  on October 13th, 2021
Topics: Chicago, Budget
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 12, 2021
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Learn about the history and occupation of Indigenous land by marking the presence of unceded territory in the heart of Chicago’s downtown.
Topic: Whose Lakefront: Chicago's Unceded Native Land
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 11, 2021
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Heartland At Home With Katy Hogan & Michael James #72 - Week of October 9, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - October 09, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 5, 2021
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Diana Simpson, staff attorney for the Institute for Justice, explains a class-action lawsuit the agency has filed against the city, challenging the constitutionality of Chicago's vehicle impound program.
Topic: Political Forum: Institute for Justice
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 2, 2021
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Heartland At Home With Katy Hogan and Michael James #71 - Week of October 2, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - October 02, 2021
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 1, 2021
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On the opening day of the Supreme Court's new term, a wide array of women's and reproductive rights activists gathered to demand: No abortion bans! Not now, not ever!
Topics: No Abortion Bans, Not Now, Not Ever!
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 1, 2021
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Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts and the Chicago Council of Lawyers work together in a Collaboration for Justice to promote fair, accessible, and anti-racist courts.
Topic: Beyond the End of Bail
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 1, 2021
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Celebrate the launch of a unique, new interactive map that captures community-level riverfront activation across the City!
Topic: Exploring Chicago's Riverfronts
Discussion on Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May as it relates to themes of community, diversity, and local histories.
Topics: Community, Diversity and Local Histories with Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 25, 2021
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Heartland At Home #70 with special guests Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Michael Deutsch and Donnie Biggins - Week of September 25, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - September 25, 2021