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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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Since 1894, ChildServ has helped Chicagoland's at-risk children and their families build, achieve and sustain better lives. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: ChildServ
The 29th Annual Latino Film Festival will feature films from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the USA. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: film, latino
Israel Vargas and Lisa Jucino of San Jose Obrero Mission talk about the service agency's work, impact and partnerships. They also discuss "The Art of Building Lives Gala" on November 7, 2013. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Art of Building Lives Gala
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Guest host Charlie Meyerson is joined by Linda Lutton, WBEZ-FM, Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune and Sarah Karp, Catalyst-Chicago. They discuss the ramifications of the CPS decision to close dozens of Chicago public schools. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: school closings
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Ken Davis is joined by Chris Fusco, Chicago Sun-Times, Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune and Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times. They discuss the implications of Attorney General Madigan's decision not to run for governor, allegations of political corruption at Metra, recent allegations against retiring Alderman Dick Mell, and the consequences of "Stand Your Ground" laws. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Stand Your Ground laws
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Ken Davis is joined by Carol Felsenthal, Chicago Magazine and Tom McNamee, Chicago Sun-Times. They discuss the accomplishments of the Emanuel Administration thus far and prospects for the 2014 race for Illinois governor. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Rahm Emanuel
Joel Margolis interviews Willis Cowing about current health care legislation and what it means for the disability community. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions, a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
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Housing experts and activists discuss the state of public housing, homelessness and the foreclosure crisis. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: housing in Illinois
Join photographer, historian and architecture critic Lee Bey for tour of Chicago’s South Side's Unsung Architectural Treasures This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The South Side's Unsung Architectural Treasures
Community members meet with public officials from Chicago’s West Side to encourage them to use public tax money to create jobs and housing through a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for the Illinois Medical District’s Gateway Project. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Community Benefits Agreement, jobs, housing
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Guest host Ethan Michaeli (We The People Media) is joined by political analysts Chris Roebling and Dave Lundy.  They discuss the Metra patronage scandal, Gov. Quinn's controversial decision to suspend lawmaker pay and the upcoming Illinois governor's race. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Illinois governor's race
In 30 weeks or less you can be on your way to a new career.  Illinois Career Path Institute offers industry certification training for, employment, career advancement, and or further education.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: education, training
Ricardo Lopez, Eira Corral and Diana Juarez discuss the work of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Immigrant Integration Toolkit. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: immigrants
El 27 de septiembre, únete con Universidad Popular y miles de amantes de la comida en la novena Feria del Mole en Little Village High School. Ven a probar el mole de más que 40 cocineros  y ayudanos a elegir el ganador.  "Putting People First" es un servicio comunitario de Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Little Village, food
Mexican Dance Ensemble strives to preserve and enrich the Mexican folkloric arts. We are committed to the principles of equality and freedom of expression through dance. "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Mexican folkloric arts
Youth Service Project provides positive alternatives for young people in the greater Humboldt Park community. Through a spectrum of enrichment opportunities, they focus on youth development to maximize their strengths to navigate their lives.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: youth development
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Ken Davis is joined by the Tribune’s John Byrne and WLS-AM’s John Dempsey. They talk about the budget compromise that allows CPS to open on time and the Police Superintendent’s statement that he might need more officers. They also analyze the surprise announcement that a newly-enacted TIF might enable progress on the Red Line North rebuild and its extension south to 130th St. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: John Byrne, John Dempsey, Chicago police, Illinois budget
Fundado en 1999, Project Exploration se esfuerza por asegurar que cada estudiante de Chicago se convierta en STEM. Al prestar servicios a jóvenes de escuelas intermedias y secundarias de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago, ayudamos a los estudiantes a desarrollar su confianza, aumentar el liderazgo y aumentar sus conocimientos de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas. Para obtener más información, por favor visite nuestro sitio web. https://www.projectexploration.org "Putting...
Topics: science, technology, engineering, math
For 50 years, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation has been committed to the redevelopment of the West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Hermosa and Avondale communities. Their mission is to provide high quality affordable housing, control gentrification and displacement, promote economic development by creating and preserving jobs, and advocate for additional resources for the benefit of low and moderate-income families in those neighborhoods. For more information visit http://bickerdike.org/...
Topics: West Town, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Hermosa, Avondale
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ADAPT Chicago participates in a march and rally in Washington DC to call for home care cuts to be stopped. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: ADAPT Chicago
Adapt of Chicago's, Rob Rotman interviews Tekki Lomnicki and Jason Sanicki about the life and writings of Tennessee Williams. Discussed is the theme of disability inherent in much of his work. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topics: disability, Arts
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Adapt of Chicago covers various actions during a week of protests demanding health reform held in Atlanta, Georgia in 2010. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
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Various Adapt members share their strategies and experiences as advocates for the disability rights movement. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
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Willis Cowing interviews Sandra Husic about her life and role in the disability rights movement. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
Barb Wesolek interviews Kostas Z. Foundations' Constantine M. Zografopoulos about his life and role within the disability rights movement. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
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Willis Cowing interviews disabilityworks' Karen McCullogh and Selima Ani about the work they do to help businesses in Chicagoland employ people with disabilities. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
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Chicago Foundation for Women and other organizations host a panel discussion about domestic violence. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: domestic violence
Chicago Jobs With Justice hosts a panel discussion about understanding and solving the job crisis. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: job crisis
The Chicago Cultural Center hosts a panel discussion that includes Alderman Ed Burke, 14th ward, in a discussion about Abraham Lincoln. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Abraham Lincoln
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Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer discusses the Just Housing Amendment, (a provision designed to help ex-offenders secure housing) and the challenges of getting the 2020 Census filled out in communities of color.This program was recorded at CAN TV's studio.
Topics: Cook County, Ex-felon, Housing, Justice system
Instituto Cervantes of Chicago hosts a conversation about the US - Mexican border. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: US-Mexico border
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The Chicago Teachers Union hosts a press conference about  the differences between public schools and charter schools. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Chicago Teachers Union
The Illinois Labor History Society hosts their annual Union Hall of Honor Awards. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Illinois Labor History Society
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The Chicago Community Trust hosts a panel discussion about local issues for people with disabilities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Chicago Community Trust
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A discussion examining the roots of the explosion and mass protests currently unfolding in Lebanon with speakers on the ground in Beirut.
Topic: Crisis and Uprising in Lebanon
Chicago area peace activists gather to commemorate the hundreds of thousands who died due to the U.S. nuclear bombings of Japan.
Topics: 75 years since the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan
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Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl book club, discusses her essay anthology with fellow writer Charlene Carruthers.
Topic: A Conversation with Glory Edim
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The Society of Midland Authors hosts a discussion about the Chicago Mayoral race. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Society of Midland Authors
A Mayoral Forum on LGBT issues with Rahm Emanuel, Carol Moseley Braun, and Miguel Del Valle. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: LGBT, 2011 Chicago Mayoral Candidate Forum
A History of Resiliency; MLK Legacy Keynote by Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr.
Topic: 3rd Annual MLK Legacy Commemoration
Adapt covers the 8th Annual Disability Pride Parade held in downtown Chicago. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
Perspectivas Latinas presents Teresa Fraga from Pilsen Neighbors Community Council. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Pilsen Neighbors Community Council
Blair Thomas and Taylor Bibat discuss the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. The festival will showcase an entertaining and eclectic array of puppet styles from around the world. The festival will run from January 14- 25, 2015. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: performance, art
The Institute of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership host the 2010 Illinois Family Impact Seminar with a panel discussion about social and emotional learning. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Illinois Family Impact Seminar
LUPUS Foundation of America hosts a discussion about Lupus. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Lupus
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Members of the OUTReach project demystify the challenges and triumphs they experience as LGBT+ older adults.
Topic: Storytelling for Change Showcase
East-West University hosts Thomas Geoghegan, attorney, who talks about the United States deficit. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Thomas Geoghegan, deficit
Northeastern Illinois University's Department of Education, Leadership and Development present the 2nd annual Educational Leadership Summit. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: education
Join the IOP and David Axelrod as they welcome New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for a taping of The Axe Files podcast.
Topic: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand with David Axelrod
Heartland At Home #60 With Brian Mier, Tom Michael and Gordon Thomson - Week of July 10, 2021.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - July 10, 2021
Chicago Cultural Alliance brings together representatives from different cultural institutions to discuss women's perspectives on the immigration experience. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Chicago Cultural Alliance, immigration, women
On August 28, 2013, Chicago communities mark the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington with a march and rally to demand the creation of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council. The council would have the power to prosecute police crimes. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: March on Washington, Civilian Police Accountability Council
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addresses the New Models of Worker Representation Conference in Chicago. This event was hosted by Chicago Working-Class Studies and televised and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: labor
Ralph Matire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Senators Don Harmon (D-39th) and Matt Murphy (R-27th) discuss Illinois’ budgetary and fiscal dilemmas.  This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Illinois’ budget
Experts suggest ways Illinois could improve the current water infrastructure and invest in new water-supply innovations at Metropolitan Planning Council’s “Broke, Broken and Out of Time” half-day forum. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Metropolitan Planning Council, infrastructure
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Experts discuss the fundamentals of a good education at the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation’s annual conference. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, education, learning
As part their Making the West Side initiative, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum hosts a panel discussion about political organizing around Chicago Public Schools’ school closures in predominantly Black and Latinx neighborhoods. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Making the West Side, Jane Addams Hull-House, Chicago Public Schools
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World famous watercolor painter, Heeyoung Kim describes her passion, influences, and determination to paint over 200 Wildflowers .
Topics: Art, Watercolor, painting, Heeyoung Kim, Flowers
CAIR-Chicago “Our Rights Our Voices Our Values” features a host of speakers, including U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib & Chuy Garcia.  This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network (CAN TV).
Topic: CAIR-Chicago
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Members of Veterans Against the War- Chicago, Vietnam Veterans Against the War- Chicago, and Veterans For Peace- Chicago gather in observance of Veterans Day. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Veterans Against the War
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Ken Davis is joined by Henry Henderson, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Michael Puente, WBEZ. They discuss the environmental impact of BP's refinery in nearby Whiting, Indiana. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Chicago Newsroom
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Joel Margolis interviews Susan Aarup about her life, career and role as a Chicago Disability Pride Parade organizer. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions. Adapt of Chicago is a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
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Ken Davis is joined by political consultants/experts and activists Delmarie Cobb, Chris Robling and Bruce DuMont to discuss the results of the 2016 election and to speculate on what a Trump presidency might look like. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Delmarie Cobb, Chris Robling, Bruce DuMont, election, Trump
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Ken Davis is joined by George Schmidt, publisher of Substance News and current member of the CTU House of Delegates. They discuss Governor Rauner’s budget address, in which he made it clear that he doesn’t favor giving CPS schools a higher proportion of the budget, and about what was going on behind the scenes as the CTU rejected CPS’ recent contract offer. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: George Schmidt, Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates
The Retired Pro Football Players of Chicago is an organization comprised of former NFL players who live in the Chicagoland area that  support Chicagoland youth with scholarship opportunities to high school seniors and new football equipment to financially challenged youth and high school programs.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: sports, youth
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Ken Davis is joined by City of Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson to discuss the current round of collective bargaining agreement negotiations involving 90% of Chicago’s work force. They also discuss his sense that technology and greater professionalization of management has resulted in a significant reduction in street-level corruption among the work force. They also discuss current police-community relations, and the IG’s role in helping police management identify corruption and...
Topics: City of Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, police
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  Preservation Chicago hosts a panel that explores what historic preservationists can do to retain and grow affordable housing in Chicago neighborhoods.    
Topics: Neighborhoods, Chicago, Preservation
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Political Forum sits down with Garien Gatewood, Illinois Justice Project, to converse about the Chauvin Verdict and what it means to Chicago policing. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
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Civil Rights activist, community advocate, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, radio host, actor, political strategist and former Chicago mayoral candidate Ja'Mal Green sits down with Political Forum and gives his insight into Chicago's political inner workings and discusses some of the biggest headlines to recently emerge in Chicago politics. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topics: Civil Rights, chicago, Ja'Mal Green, Lightfoot
Are electronic ankle monitors driving crime in Chicago? Cook County Public Defender Sharone R. Mitchell, Jr. believes the answer to that question is a resounding "no." Why does he feel this way and what does thinkwe need to know about the program? Tune into this episode of Political Forum to learn more. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topics: Political Forum: Sharone R. Mitchell, Jr.
Full coverage of the Committee on Finance Meeting from April 25th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Finance Meeting – April 25th, 2022
The Alliance for Immigrant Rights speaks against proposed Illinois Undocumented Immigrant Drivers License Legislation due to fears of racial profiling and discrimination against immigrants. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: immigrants
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What will the recently passed Empowering Communities for Public Safety Ordinance mean for Chicago? Adam Gross, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, a civilian commission that will oversee the Chicago Police Department, helps us answer that question.
Topic: Police Reform in Chicago
Chicago Media Action hosts attorney, Jeannette Foreman, who discusses the influence of media on society. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: media
Conversation with Comic Book Authors and Eight Fold Path featuring: Charles Johnson, Eightfold Path Author, Steven Barnes, Eighthfold Path Author, Bryan Christopher Moss, Eighthfold Path Author, John Jennings, Megascope Curator and Stanford W. Carpenter Chair of Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival. 
Topic: Conversation with Comic Book Authors and Eightfold Path