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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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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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Coverage from the  Chicago Police Board Meeting – JAN 21, 2021
Topic: Chicago Police
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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
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Evanston, IL, Alderwoman Cicely Fleming (9th) discusses the goals of repairative plans for Black Americans, her opposition to her city's version of reparations for its Black residents and what she'd like to see other cities do as they begin to broach the topic of redress for African-American citizens. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topics: Evanston, IL, Alderwoman Cicely Fleming (9th) discusses the goals of repairative plans for Black...
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Rep. Emanuel " Chris" Welch comments on the Big Ten open and other College Sport Seasons opening back up during a pandemic.
Topics: Big Ten, Trump, Chicago College, Sport, Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
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  Coverage of the Committee on Finance Meeting on October 13 th , 2021.
Topics: Chicago, Finance
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Experts share the history, repercussions, and current repatriation efforts in Indigenous communities of the US, Canada, China, Greece, and Ethiopia.
Topics: Indigenous, history, Repatriation
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The West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force Meeting brings together doctors, politicians and health advisors that give the community awareness and insight to methods to combat drug addictions.
Topics: Heroin, opioids, drug addictions, Task Force
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Join in on the discussion of the differences of air quality throughout Chicago, how air quality can improve, and how disinvested communities can making electric vehicles more accessible.​
Topics: Chicago, Electric Vehicles, air Quality, environment
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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
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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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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
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This conference gathers scholars, activists, and artists to examine the refugee crisis from a comparative regional perspective.
Topic: refugees
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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
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Donalynne Schaffer, from the non-profit Equal Pay, discusses the signs, health issues, and health care of Breast Cancer. Political Forum is an original CAN TV program.
Topics: Breast, Cancer
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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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Mayor Lightfoot made an executive order to create a return council to meet the needs of formerly incarcerated residents who just got home from prison and are trying to rebuild their lives. Here to talk about it are Ald. Walter Burnett, Minister Willette Benford and Ahmadou Drame. Political Forum is an original CAN TV production.
Topics: Chicago, Lightfoot, Political Forum
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Carlos Ballesteros, Injustice Watch, returns to talk about his reporting on the Adam Toledo case, Adam's representation in the media, and what it all means for the Little Village community. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topic: Adam Toledo
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Coverage from   Chicago City Council Meeting – November 23rd, 2020.
Topics: Chicago, Budget, Defund the Police
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Alderman Anthony Beale gives his take on the Chicago budget crisis and tells viewers how he foresaw a major budget deficit looming even before the pandemic.   He also shares how he was able to prevent looters from entering his central business district. Political Forum is a CAN TV original production.
Topics: Chicago, Riots, looting, Alderman Anthony Beale, Budget deficit
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A conversation about the Intersection of Gender & Racial Equity.
Topics: Women's Right, Gender Equality, Women of Color
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Coverage from the Chicago Committee on Budget Meeting  on October 13th, 2021
Topics: Chicago, Budget
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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A discussion on how important the Census is. This program was recorded on August 12, 2020 at Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Non-profit, Fathers, Census
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CAN TV Trainer Andrea gives tips on designing and animating custom titles using in Premiere Elements. For more information email training@cantv.org
Topics: Training, Graphics
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Mexican author and poet Luis Alberto Urrea delivers the inaugural keynote address at the 2019 Lit & Luz Festival.
Topics: Lit & Luz, author, Luis Alberto Urrea
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A celebration of Lawrence Hall's therapeutic services.
Topic: Lawrence HAll
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Chicago hosts a community session to gather input on the City’s proposed zoning regulations for recreational cannabis sales. 
Topics: Cannabis, Recreational
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Rev. Ira Acree discusses a letter he recently sent to Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, urging the creation of a new Witness Protection program for Cook County Residents.
Topics: Kim Foxx, Protection, Witness
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A discussion with Rev. Walter Jones from Fathers Who Care about the organization's mission and how one can help in the community. This program was recorded at CAN TV's studio.
Topics: Fathers Who Care, Violence, Communites
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Ald. David Moore (17th Ward) joins Political Forum and discusses the Lake Shore Drive name change to DuSable, his campaign for Secretary of State, and more. Political Forum is an original CAN TV production.
Topic: DuSable
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Public Narrative hosts an event to engage community voices on public health, public safety, and public education.
Topics: Community, Public Narrative
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Colleen Connell discusses the impact populism is having on our current civil rights and liberties.
Topics: populism, civil rights, Colleen Connell
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Dr. Alfreda Holloway-Beth, Director of Epidemiology at the Cook County Department of Public Health discusses the concerns of the COVID vaccine in the African-American community.
Topics: Epidemiology, COVID vaccine, Public Health
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COVID is once again surging. Does re-opening schools under these new circumstances still seem like a good idea? Can schools open safely? Chris Geovanis from the Chicago Teachers Union gives her insight. Political Forum is an original CAN TV production
Topics: Chicago Teachers Union, Political Forum, COVID, School, openings
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Coverage of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Budget Address on October 23rd, 2019
Topics: Lori Lightfoot, Mayor, Chicago, Budget
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on October 14th, 2021.
Topics: Chicago, City Council, Lightfoot
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Discussion on the Black Schoolhouse Manual, which expands on and contributes to the legacy of Black community-built schools and the specific inspiration of the Black Panther Party's Liberation Schools.
Topics: Black Schoolhouse Manual, Black, Chicago, archtecture
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Alderman Nicholas Sposato weighs-in on the removal of the Christopher Columbus statues in Chicago, IL. Political Forum is a CAN TV original production.
Topics: Columbus, Chicago, Statue
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Host Sylvia Snowden invites Ron Onesti to discuss the controversy around the Columbus Statue Removal in Chicago. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topic: Host Sylvia Snowden invites Ron Onesti to discuss the controversy around the Columbus Statue...
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Playwright Mary Bonnett talks about her next production, Shadow Town. The play details the problem of sex trafficking in and around Chicago. Base on a series of interviews carried out a period of one and a half years, this play places a magnifying glass over a problem that many people do not think about.  This program was produced by Chicago Access Network TV. 
Topics: theater, Chicago
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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.
Topic: ja'Mal Green
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Coverage from the  Chicago City Council Meeting - January 27th 2021
Topics: Chicago, City Coverage
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on March 24th, 2021
Topics: Lightfoot, Chicago, Council Meeting
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Full Coverage from Chicago City Council Meeting Public Hearing - November 16th, 2020
Topics: Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, Budget, Council Meeting
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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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  Full coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on March 23rd, 2022.
Topic: Chicago Council Meeting Lightfoot
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UIC host Under Secretary James Kvaal to visit and will briefing on how they have raised its graduation rates, working to close equity gaps, & the importance of voting and civic engagement with students.
Topic: Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal
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A community outreach meeting on teaching Trauma care and Stop the Bleed class lesson.
Topics: Nursing, Health, Trauma, Medical
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IL State Representative Ann Williams brings together a panel of experts in a discussion about clean energy and environmental policies during this pandemic.
Topics: Clean Energy, COVID, Pandemic, Illinois
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on August 21st, 2020
Topics: Chicago, City Council Meeting, National Guard
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
The American Writers Museum presents a talk with authors Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude, and Stacie Williams, whose book Bizarro Worlds references Lethem’s characters and storylines to explore racism and gentrification.
Topics: Writers, Authors, Stacie Williams, Jonathan Lethem
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Illinois Nursing Homes became the epicenter of the COVID crisis in 2020, causing an UNPRECEDENTED shutdown of the facilities. Host Sylvia Snowden invites Lori Hendren from AARP to discuss help for you under these circumstances.
Topic: AARP
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Host Sylvia Snowden talks with Ald. Andre Vasquez (40 th Ward) about his resolution on resigning Chicago Police Union President, John Catanzara over his controversial statements.
Topics: Police Union, Catanzara, Ald. Andre Vasquez
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Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin gives a state address about the current status of the Treasurer’s Office.
Topics: treasurer, Chicago
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Peggy Salazar, director of the Southeast Environmental Task Force discusses how she believes environmental racism manifests itself in Chicago and offers viewers updates on her agency's fight with General Iron. Political Forum is a CAN TV Original Program
Topics: Enviornment, chicago, Northside, General Iron, Southeast side
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Destacados intelectuales mexicanos dan un debate enérgico sobre el desempeño en el primer año de Amlo como presidente de México.
Topics: Amlo, Mexico
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This webinar ask experts about all levels of transparency in the city of Chicago.
Topic: Chicago
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Coverage from Chicago Police Board Meeting on August 19th, 2021
Topics: police, Chicago
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Collection of videos created by youth participants of Pros Arts Studio's After School Matters program in the Winter of 2004.
Topic: youth
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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
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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
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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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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
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
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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