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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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AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka is the featured speaker at this event hosted by the Illinois Labor History Society. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, Illinois Labor History Society
A conversation between Maboula Soumahoro and Noémie Ndiaye to celebrate the publication of Dr. Soumahoro's book, Le Triangle et l'Hexagone, translated into English as Black is the Journey, Africana the Name (Polity, 2021).
Topics: "Black is the Journey, Africana the Name" Book Launch & Conversation
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The UIC Great Cities Institute hosts a panel discussion on questions of race, class, and ethnicity in Chicago. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: UIC Great Cities Institute, race, class
El Beisman y el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano te invitan a la ceremonia de inauguración de la Feria del Libro de Autores Latinos Chicago 2015. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: El Beisman, el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano
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Karen Lewis from the Chicago Teachers Union rallies with Jesse Jackson, Sr. and others to call for better education, jobs and housing in Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: education, Chicago Teachers Union
After School Matters presents author and attorney Kenneth Green, who discusses his childhood poverty and academic challenges while growing up in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Chicago, Humboldt Park
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As part of the Chicago Opera Theater's "Opera for All" program, students grades 4-6 create and perform their own original opera. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Chicago Opera Theater, "Opera for All"
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Chicago Commission on Human Relations and Wilbur Wright College host a conversation about civil rights in Chicago and Illinois. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: human rights
On its 40th anniversary, the UIC Latin American & Latino Studies program hosts a discussion highlighting key student organizing moments. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: UIC Latin American & Latino Studies
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The Public Square hosts a conversation with the winners of the "Looking for Democracy" Short Film Contest. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Looking for Democracy film contest
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Alliance of the SouthEast and other community organizations rally to demand local jobs, training and affordable housing at the Chicago Lakeside Development site on Chicago's southeast side. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Alliance of the SouthEast, Chicago
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The National Veterans Art Museum's exhibition, "Not About Bombs" includes work by five Iraqi women artists. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: art, Iraqi, women
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The National Veterans Art Museum presents a discussion about their exhibition, "Not About Bombs," which includes work by five Iraqi women artists. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: art, Iraqi, women
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The national "Nuns on the Bus" tour stops in Chicago's Union Park to promote voter registration and challenge the effects of big money and corporate power in elections. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: voter registration, elections
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Rally to end industrial pollution in Southeast Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: industrial pollution, environment
Change Illinois and Latino Policy Forum host a discussion on how the redistricting process affects Latinos. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Change Illinois, Latino Policy Forum
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Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment host a rally calling for an end to hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Illinois. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: hydraulic fracturing, fracking
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The Public Square, part of the Illinois Humanities Council, hosts scholar Martha Biondi, who examines the impact of the black power movement of the 1960's and 1970's on academia and colleges, including the establishment of Black Studies at universities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: black studies, student organizing
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Elements Contemporary Ballet performs contemporary ballet in one act featuring live music by Baroque Band. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Elements Contemporary Ballet, Baroque Band
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Is building the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Chicago's lakefront a fait accompli?  In this panel the Better Government Association raises questions surrounding the proposed museum. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Better Government Association, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
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Stage Left Theatre is featured.  stagelefttheatre.com
Topics: theatre, performance
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Following the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, speakers from the American Friends Service Committee, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and other anti-war organizations discuss the changing nature of conflicts and the domestic impact of defense spending. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: American Friends Service Committee, anti-war
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada, one of Mexico's most prolific and well-known printmakers. The National Museum of Mexican Art is paying homage to him and his most famous creation -- La Catrina -- at its annual Day of the Dead Exhibition. The exhibition runs until December 15, 2013. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: day of the dead
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2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada, one of Mexico's most prolific and well-known printmakers. The National Museum of Mexican Art is paying homage to him and his most famous creation -- La Catrina -- at its annual Day of the Dead Exhibition. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: The National Museum of Mexican Art, José Guadalupe Posada
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Panelists discuss the transition from the February Revolution, which ousted Tsar Nicholas II and ended the Russian Empire, to the Bolshevik-led October Revolution. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: February Revolution, Tsar Nicholas II, Russian Empire, Bolshevik, October Revolution
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CAN TV coverage of the 10th Annual Disability Pride Parade with Hosts Tom Wilson of Access Living and disability rights activist, Henry Williams. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: disability
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Access Living's Tom Wilson and Henry Williams host the 10th Annual Disability Pride Parade live on CAN TV on July 20th 2013. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: disability, parade
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John Santos, along with Chicago’s top jazz musicians, performs at the 10th Chicago Latin Jazz Festival, which is sponsored by the Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Park District.  This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: John Santos, Jazz Institute of Chicago, music
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Veteran’s Park Improvement Association hosts a forum for the 10th ward aldermanic candidates. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Veteran’s Park Improvement Association, election
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Chicago Southside Branch NAACP hosts a forum for the 10th ward aldermanic candidates. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: NAACP, election
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10th Ward Aldermanic Election Runoff Forum featuring Susan Sadlowski Garza and Ald. John Pope hosted by Alliance of the Southeast. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Alliance of the Southeast
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In commemoration of the 119th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago presents a cultural program showcasing Philippine fashion. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Philippine fashion, art
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The 11th Annual Latin Jazz Festival celebrates the centennial birthday of the legendary American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer "Dizzy" Gillespie and Cuban conguero Mongo Santamaria. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: "Dizzy" Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, music
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The 11th Annual Disability Pride Parade steps off in downtown Chicago. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: disability
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Student poets from across Chicago read their work.  This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: student poets
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On the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death, a rally and march is held to advocate for LGBT equal rights. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: LGBT rights
The 11th Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents luncheon entertainment. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: bilingualism
The opening presentation of the 11th Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents held by the Illinois Board of Education and the Illinois Resource Center. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Illinois Board of Education, Illinois Resource Center
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Rep. Jan Schakowsky hosts Governor Pat Quinn, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and others who talk about empowering and promoting women into leadership roles. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: women
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The Bridgeport Alliance hosts a forum for the 11th ward aldermanic candidates. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Bridgeport Alliance, election
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The 12th Annual Chicago Latin Jazz Festival highlighting live Afro-Cuban jazz and a centennial birthday celebration of Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network (CAN TV).
Topic: Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes
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Poet Chris Albana is the featured guest at the 12 Annual Haiku Festival, a showcase for student poets from across Chicago to read their work. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Poetry, Chris Albana, student poets
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University of Illinois Chicago’s Latino Cultural Center hosts a musical story-telling performance that honors the memory of Berta Caceres, a Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activist killed in 2016. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Berta Caceres, Honduran environment, indigenous rights
Elected officials discuss Illinois' 2014 reentry policies at the Safer Foundation's annual CARRE (Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism through Employment) conference. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Safer Foundation, Council of advisors to reduce recidivism
Paula Wolff of the Illinois Justice Project  is the featured keynote followed by a panel discussion on ways to reduce ex-offender recidivism at the Safer Foundation's annual CARRE Policy Conference. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Illinois Justice Project, Safer Foundation
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Community Forum hosts members from Asian Improv Arts Midwest who talk about the upcoming jazz festival and perform. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Asian American Jazz Festival
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The 2017 Disability Pride Parade marches in downtown Chicago to celebrate the pride, power, and unity of people with disabilities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: people with disabilities, disability rights
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The 15th annual Disability Pride Parade marches in downtown Chicago to celebrate the pride, power, and unity of people with disabilities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: people with disabilities
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The 15th Annual Haiku Festival welcomes guest poet Janice N. Harrington and many award-winning young poets.  This program also includes Tsukasa Taiko Legacy (Japanese drummers) and pianist Kene Obiaya. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: poetry reading
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The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) host this 15th Ward aldermanic candidates forum. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.)
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Election forum featuring Rafael Yanez and hosted by New Canaan Land Church. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Rafael Yanez, election
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The Ecuadoran community of Chicago celebrated the 16th annual parade to commemorate the anniversary of their native country's independence. The celebration took place on Chicago's North Side along Montrose Ave. on August 11, 2013. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Ecuador
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Former EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy is the keynote speaker at this event hosted by Rep. Jan Schakowsky. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Rep. Jan Schakowsky, EPA, Gina McCarthy
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The Chicago Southside Branch NAACP hosts a forum for the 16th ward aldermanic candidates. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: NAACP, election
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The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) host this 16th Ward aldermanic candidates Forum. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.)
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Election forum featuring candidate Stephanie Coleman and hosted by New Canaan Land Church. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Stephanie Coleman, election
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Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) hosts the 2018 Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch with special guests Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Rep. Stacey Abrams, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate for Georgia.  They join together to celebrate the past and future achievements of women in politics. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, San Juan, Rep. Stacey Abrams, Georgia
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The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) host this 17th ward aldermanic candidates forum. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.)
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Election runoff forum featuring candidate Derrick Curtis hosted by Wrightwood Coalition Group. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Derrick Curtis, election
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A rally against war and police violence to commemorate the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968 and to highlight the sobering lessons of 1968 for today’s world. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Democratic National Convention, Chicago
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Roosevelt University hosts a conversation about the civil rights movement in Chicago in 1969. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 1969 Chicago civil rights
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The Guild Literary Complex hosts this annual poetry competition. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: poetry
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Logan Square Preservation hosts the 1st Ward Aldermanic Forum. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 1st Ward Aldermanic Forum
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The Wicker Park Committee hosts a forum for the 1st and 2nd ward aldermanic candidates. This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Wicker Park, election
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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
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Coverage of the 2003 National Media Reform Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 2003 Media Reform Conf A Look At PBS
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Coverage of the 2003 National Media Reform Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Media Reform Conf Intro Remarks
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Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Media Reform Conf Advancing Indie Media
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Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV)
Topic: 2005 Media Reform Conf Cable Franchise Renewals
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Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 2005 Media Reform
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Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 2005 Media Reform
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Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Media Reform Conf FCC Past And Present
Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Media Reform Conf Telecom Act Gearing Up For Big One
Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Media Reform Conference Broadband Mediaa In A New Era
Coverage of the 2005 National Media Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 2005 National Media Reform