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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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Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 28, 2021
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Stand Up & Speak Out Against Domestic Violence holds their 3rd Annual Awareness Walk on Chicago's south side. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
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Topics: sexual abuse, physical abuse
Illinois lawmakers in the Senate and House Education Committees hold a joint hearing in response to the CPS sexual abuse investigation. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
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Topic: CPS sexual abuse
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Dec 5, 2020
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The Newberry Library hosts a discussion about the authenticity of Shakespeare. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
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Topic: Shakespeare
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 25, 2018
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The South Shore Drill team hosts its annual spring performance at the Gary Comer Youth Center. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
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Topics: performance, dance, Gary Comer Youth Center
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 3, 2018
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The Know Your Rights Committee and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations host a conversation about civil rights for all. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
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Topic: civil rights
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Chicago Latino leaders discuss an urban agenda against Donald Trump and deportations that are destroying communities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
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Topics: Latinos, deportations, immigrants
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 31, 2016
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Journalists discuss Black Lives Matters media coverage at this event hosted by National Association of Black Journalists Chicago Chapter and the Chicago Headline Club. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
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Topics: National Association of Black Journalists, journalism, reporting, media, news
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The 46th Ward Neighbors Against Police Violence hosted a Town Hall to discuss the issues in their ward.
Topic: The People's Town Hall
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Student performance as part of the Goodman Theatre’s PlayBuild: Youth Intensive Program. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Goodman Theatre, youth
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Ken Davis is joined by the Tribune’s City Hall reporter Hal Dardick and the BGA’s Madeleine Doubek, who’s their Director of Civic Engagement. It’s a conversation about the current status of politics and policy as 2018 comes on-line. The panel discusses Chris Kennedy’s claim that Rahm Emanuel has a “strategic gentrification plan” to empty Chicago of minorities and ramp up gentrification across the city, along with the likelihood of Rahm Emanuel’s and Bruce Rauner’s re-election,...
Topics: Ken Davis, Chicago Tribune, City Hall, reporter, Hal Dardick, Better Government Association,...
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Stage Left Theatre is featured.  stagelefttheatre.com
Topics: Theatre, performance
Nuclear Energy Information Service presents Ending the Nuclear Age Conference. Dr. Arjun Makhijani, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, discusses how low-carbon energy sources can serve as an alternative to nuclear power plants. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: neis, Ending the Nuclear Age Conference
East-West University hosts a conversation about Middle East politics. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Middle East
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers talk about how and why they are organizing. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Immokalee
Loyola University School of Communication hosts a panel discussion about the laws surrounding the right to record audio or video of police. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: police
Crossroads Fund presents author Chuck Collins who discusses economic inequality between the wealthy and the 99%. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: 99%, 1%
UNA-USA Greater Chicago Chapter hosts a discussion about the use of child soldiers nationally and internationally. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: child soldiers
A discussion of The Education Funding Reform Act of 2014, a bill to equitably distribute funds to all Illinois school districts. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: The Education Funding Reform Act of 2014, Illinois
Experts discuss the extraordinary efforts of one woman who supported the rights of workers and women. This program was sponsored by Loyola University Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: feminism, women's rights
Health experts and political leaders discuss the local opioid epidemic, along with ways to combat it. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: opioid epidemic, healthcare, substance abuse
Position of Pressure's goal is to end domestic and relationship violence by providing prevention programs, education and information to females experiencing abuse. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Position of Pressure
National Latino Education Institute offers educational, job training and employment services to enable Latinos to achieve economic independence and enhance their quality of life.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: education, job training, employment services
Hyde Park Art Center is a contemporary art gallery and a community center serving all of Chicago and its artists.  Their programs include art classes for youth and adults, outreach in south side CPS schools, exhibitions that bring more visibility to Chicago artists, an international artist residency program, and free events for people to interact with art and artists.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: art, education
Since 2001, The M.A.D.E. Foundation has helped young people become leaders through Leadership Development and Sports Programs. They help youth establish a positive and productive lifestyle.“Putting People First” is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: youth, sports, leadership
Chicago Scholars helps resolve the fundamental barriers to success for academically driven, first generation college students from under-resourced communities.  Through college counseling and mentoring, they guide students to successfully choose colleges that best match and fit their needs. They then support the students to persist throughout their college years, to graduate and to transition into successful careers. For more information visit https://www.chicagoscholars.org/ . "Putting...
Topic: first generation college students
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State Representative Chris Welch has a conversation with Rep. LaShawn K. Ford, Rep. Kam Buckner & Rep. Maurice West about being Black Men in America and what’s next? Where do we go from here?
Topics: Representatives, Illinois, John Lewis
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Be encourage to take the COVID Vaccine shot with this program which brings together a group of professional experts who correct all the information and answer questions on the upcoming vaccine.
Topic: COVID Vaccine
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The Illinois Labor History Society presents a new plaque added to the Haymarket Statue. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Haymarket, labor
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Coverage from the  Chicago Police Board Meeting – JAN 21, 2021
Topic: Chicago Police
Illinois Academy of Criminology hosts a panel discussion about the Chicago Police Department's effectiveness based on the number of police officers. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Chicago Police Department
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Logan Square Neighborhood Association and Southwest Organizing Project along with many other community organizations gather to celebrate the progress of their parent mentoring programs. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: education
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Hear from journalist Mohamed Abdelfattah, writer Paul Street, and activist Jay Becker about what happened in Egypt and other countries confronted by dangerous tyrants, and why we must overcome fear and doubt to rise together non-violently here before fascism has fully consolidated. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Lessons for the Resistance
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An Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation (ILLCF) conference on important policies of education, employment, and human services from the Governor’s office to Latino Communities of Illinois.
Topics: ILLCF, Latin, Illinois
Students and teachers of Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy discuss their Restorative Justice Program. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: education, justice
This session highlights the work of three efforts to seek public feedback about the City budget, the People’s Budget Project, Participatory Budgeting in Rogers Park and the Budget Ambassador’s engagement effort by the Mayor's office
Topic: Prioritizing the People's Budget
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Live From the Heartland is a weekly radio show hosted by Thom Clark, Michael James and Katy Hogan.
Topic: Live From the Heartland
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Local students from Woodlawn Voices & Visions interview longtime community members. This program was recorded by Woodlawn Voices & Visions with support from Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: students, youth media
Willis Cowing leads a series of interviews with disability advocates about various issues impacting the disability community. This program was produced by Adapt of Chicago Productions, a CAN TV Community Partner.
Topic: disability
Andrew Sund, el presidente de la Universidad San Agustín habla acerca de las metas de la institución para la comunidad latina. También habla acerca de los retos que enfrentan los estudiantes latinos. Este programa fue producido por Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: education
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The University of Chicago hosts a conversation with Mayor Daley about the future of Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Mayor Richard Daley
The Goodman Theatre brings together writers and producers to share ideas and outcomes from a recent 2013 national convening of Latina/o artists and scholars in Boston. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: writers, producers, actors
Illinois 2nd Congressional District candidates share their position on public education, housing, gun violence and economy and job creation at The Future of Southland Debate hosted by the Chicago Young and Powerful Group on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. This event was recorded and telecast by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Chicago Young and Powerful Group
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An exhibition tour with artist Bernard Williams and Allison Peters, director of exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Bernard Williams, Hyde Park Art Center
The Lawndale Alliance presents a town hall meeting to discuss the North Lawndale communities specific education issues. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: North Lawndale
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Ken Davis is joined by Matt Farmer, Huffington Post and Steve Edwards, WBEZ.  They discuss the President Obama's gun control proposal and the ongoing controversy over the Chicago Public Schools plan to close schools. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: gun control, school closings
Mateo Mulcahy of The Old Town School of Folk Music discusses the school’s work and the programming they carry out under their Pueblo Latino intiative. He also gives details about the 2014 Square Roots Festival. This show includes performances by the Old Town Samba Dancers and the Old Town Samba School. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Pueblo Latino, Square Roots Festival, Samba, music
Daniel Biss, candidate for Evanston mayor, talks elections, budgets, Madigan and NU police defunding protests, on Heartland at Home #29, a weekly radio show hosted by Thom Clark, Michael James and Katy Hogan.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - December 5, 2020
Panelists analyze the recent election and what it means for the future of Illinois. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: election
The annual Haiku Festival celebrates children’s poetry and features poet Angie Trudell Vasquez. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Angie Trudell Vasquez, poetry, children, students
Community activists in concert with activists in cities across the country voice their concerns about the new Trump administration. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Trump administration
At SCORE, they’re working to remove obstacles and providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support.
Topic: Development of Black Business
Young Chicago Authors hosts the third annual South Side Poetry Slam with student teams competing. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: poetry
Southeast Chicago environmental activists rally with marchers of the Great March for Climate Action to demand a complete ban of petcoke piles in Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Great March for Climate Action, environment
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Ken Davis is joined by Nicole Robinson from the Greater Chicago Food Depository. She explains that her agency provides 160,000 meals a day throughout Cook County, but even that doesn’t meet the demand. About 812,000 people in the County are “food insecure”, she says. In fact, in Cook County, there are communities where more than half of residents are incapable of accessing adequate food on a daily basis. Worse still, Robinson says, 90% of these people are employed. They just can’t earn...
Topics: Nicole Robinson, Greater Chicago Food Depository, hungry, food insecure
Ralph Martire and David Floyd discuss proposed cuts to social services in the Illinois state budget at the United African Organization’s 9th Annual Chicago African Summit. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Illinois budget, United African Organization
Election forum featuring Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, hosted by Chicago Westside Branch NAACP. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia
Veteran Rodolfo Ceja discusses the August 12, 2013 Illinois Warrior Summit. The goal is to celebrate and service men and women, but also to offer them much information on housing, job information and education among other services. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television.
Topic: veterans
A panel discusses the effect of the Illinois budget impasse on Chicago public schools funding, and the status of the Chicago Teachers Union contract negotiations at this event held by Chicago Jobs with Justice. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Illinois budget impasse, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools
Ken Davis is joined by AFSCME’s public affairs director Anders Lindall to discuss Janus vs AFSCME, a significant case to be heard this year by the United Sates Supreme Court. If the Court decides against AFSCME it would allow workers in a unionized public-sector workplace to reject the payment of union “fair-share” fees.  Fair share fees are required from workers who are not part of the union, since benefits negotiated by the union accrue to all workers in the unit whether union members...
Topics: AFSCME, union
Journalist Karen Kring interviews Chicago media veteran Tracy Baim about her first 20 months as publisher of the Chicago Reader, about her family and her ambitions for community journalism, journalism education and our society.
Topic: Media Curious: A Conversation with Tracy Baim
Educators 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).
Topic: Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation
Alderman Ed Burke, Chicago's leading chefs and health professionals call on Chicago City Council to support a resolution calling for federal action to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: health
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Chicago Foundation for Women hosts three conversations between women of different faiths, generations and political parties to discuss how they support basic rights and equal opportunities for women and girls. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Chicago Foundation for Women, equal rights, women's rights
Panelists discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and inform people of their rights. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Organizers begin their 15-day, 200-mile march from Chicago to Springfield to demand state legislators pass a budget that invests in the people of Illinois and in the health of the environment. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network (CAN TV).
Topics: Illinois budget, environment, worker's rights
Miembros y colaboradores del Colectivo El Pozo, una compañía de teatro bilingüe de Chicago. Platican acerca de su próxima obra teatral "'Pastrana Inexplicable", una nueva obra de el escritor / dramaturgo mexicano Raúl Dorantes. Este programa fue producido por Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Pastrana Inexplicable, teatro
Dr. Teri N. Talan, National Louis University discusses the importance of early childhood education and the challenges children and communities face in this area of education. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: education
The Metropolitan Planning Council hosts an evening about stepping outside comfort zones and exploring new communities and cultures. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Metropolitan Planning Council, communities, neighborhoods, cultures
Urban Gateways offers high quality arts programs led by trained and experienced professional artists in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, and digital media to engage the community.  Urban Gateway's teaching artists collaborate with school teachers, administrators and arts specialist to develop and deliver engaging, integrated curricula for all types of learners.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: art, education
The HACIA Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate students in the fields of technology, architecture, engineering, construction and professional services industries. Their goal is to build diversity in the construction world by creating opportunities for the minority and women-owned business enterprises across the Midwest.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: education, minorities
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents intellectually and emotionally inspiring plays by the world's great theatrical writers that use the power and pleasure of language to thrill the ear, stir the heart, feed the mind, and spark a conversation. They explore timeless ideas that celebrate our common humanity. "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: plays, theatrical
The University of Chicago Charter School provides rigorous instruction with the support to accelerate learning, develop college readiness, self-responsibility and leadership.  “Putting People First” is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: education
Northwest Side Housing Center engages, educates and empowers the community to improve housing for all. Their work includes free housing counseling, financial education, and community advocacy.  "Putting People First" is a community service of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: affordable housing
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Ken Davis is joined by Regional Transportation Authority Chair Kirk Dillard for a discussion about the serious fiscal shortfalls the RTA is experiencing in federal and state funding. There’s at least $20 billion in unmet capital needs just to repair or replace equipment and facilities that have exceeded their useful life, and about ten billion needed over the next decade for proper maintenance of the most heavily used equipment in day-to-day operations. Dillard says that the RTA is working...
Topics: Regional Transportation Authority, Kirk Dillard, RTA
The University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts a discussion about the Arab Spring in Egypt. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Arab Spring, Egypt