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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
Feb 6, 2023
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Pan Asian Voter Empowerment Coalition hosts a mayoral candidate forum to hear from candidates running for the Mayor of Chicago. 
Topic: Pan Asian Voter Empowerment Mayoral Forum
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Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson talks about his run for Mayor of Chicago.
Topic: Political Forum - Mayoral Candidate Brandon Johnson
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 31, 2023
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Heartland at Home Episode 137. Michael James talks with author and geologist Brian Mier about the political and environmental situation in Brazil, discusses the issues posed by nuclear energy with Dave Kraft, an anti-nuclear advocate and co-founder of the Nuclear Energy Information Service, and - along with Live from the Heartland's musical correspondent Lynn Orman Weiss - learns about the Grammy-nominated children's album "Into the Little Blue House" from musicians Wendy Morgan,...
Topics: Live From the Heartland - January 28, 2023
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 7, 2023
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Heartland at Home Episode 134. Michael James checks in with activist Ivan Handler to learn about the importance of biodiversity and why it's being in ignored in favor of climate change, along with his former Students for a Democratic Society compatriot Corinna Fales, author of the books "Different" and "This Book is Not a Safe Space".
Topics: Live From the Heartland - January 07, 2023
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 31, 2022
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Heartland at Home Episode 133. Michael James checks in with Live from the Heartland co-host and producer Thom Clark, along with 40th Ward Chicago Alderman Andre Vasquez and Jeff Biggers, an award-winning historian, journalist, and author of the book on Arizona, State Out of the Union. Jeff Bigger's new book, In Sardinia: An Unexpected Journey in Italy, will come out in May.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - December 31, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 20, 2022
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South Shore Drill Team 2022 Holiday Show
Topic: South Shore Drill Team 2022 Holiday Show
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 20, 2022
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Heartland at Home Episode 131. Michael James catches up with co-host Katy Hogan, learns about the Chicago Police Oversight Board from its 24th District candidate Veronica Arreola, and is updated by Basketball in the Barrio co-founder Steve Yellen live from the border about asylum seekers in El Paso.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - December 17, 2022
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Coverage from the Chicago Police Board Meeting on December 15th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - December 15th, 2022
Virtual Fall Intracollege Lunchtime Lecture featuring four UIC scholars who study the topic of care work with various approaches and brings together those who are interested in care studies at UIC and beyond.
Topic: Care Work as a Form and Framework of Interpersonal and Institutional Resistance
This panel explores the disproportionately negative impact of historical disinvestment in public colleges and universities for Black and Latinx young people and families.
Topic: Reducing Racial Wealth Gaps through Effective Support for Public Higher Education
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 12, 2022
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Heartland at Home Episode 126. Michael James talks with journalist and activist Don Rose along with musician Johnny Burgin.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - November 12, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 7, 2022
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Heartland at Home Episode 125. Michael James talks with the national political director for the Amalgamated Transit Union Clem Balanoff, political analyst Marilyn Katz, and with poet and activist John Sinclair.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - November 05, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 29, 2022
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Heartland at Home Episode 124. Michael James talks with co-host Katy Hogan about the upcoming election,  with musician Win Noll about her blues group Win Noll and the Rockin' Souls, and with retiring Cook County Board Commissioner Larry Suffredin.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - October 29, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 15, 2022
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Heartland at Home Episode 122. Michael James talks with Dave Zirin about his new book and documentary as well as with Alderwoman Maria Hadden about all the goings on in Rogers Park.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - October 15, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 24, 2022
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LFTH #120: Michael James talks with Steve Yellen, Kevin Erickson, and Ed Kugler.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - September 24, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 23, 2022 can tv
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Celebrate unity and diversity in our city and world and experience an uplifting and energizing celebration in conjunction with the worldwide observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Topics: PEace, United NaTIONS, cHICAGO
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 21, 2022 CAN TV
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Full coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on September 21st, 2022.  
Topics: Chicago City Council, CAN TV, politics
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 20, 2022 CAN TV
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  Full coverage from the Committee on Zoning Meeting on September 20, 2022
Topics: Chicago, Zoning, City Council
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 19, 2022 CAN TV
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Full  Coverage of the Committee on Finance Meeting from September 19th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago, Finance, City Council
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 13, 2022 CAN TV
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Cars are one of the biggest expenses people have, as well as a big source of joy (and pain!)Today’s guest are Ray and Zach Shefska, car experts who know all about how to buy a car and the current car market. The Chicago Money Show is an original CAN TV Production.
Topics: Chicago, Cars, car, Finance
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 10, 2022
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LFTH #118: Michael James talks with Shawn Shiflett and covers the "Zombie Foreclosure" story.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - September 10, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
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Civic Reporting Fellowship Virtual Info Session.
Topic: Civic Reporting Fellowship Virtual Info Session
Chicago Access Network Television
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The West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force hosts a community meeting on overdose prevention sites with the team from OnPoint NYC.
Topic: Community Meeting on Overdose Prevention Sites
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 6, 2022
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LFTH #117: Michael James talks with Katy Hogan, Heather Booth, & Ron Schulz.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - September 3, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
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The Midwest's largest education-focused film and television tradeshow looks at diversity and inclusion in film & television.
Topic: Filmscape Chicago - Diversity and Inclusion in Film & Television
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 30, 2022
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LFTH #116: Michael James talks with Helen Shiller & Tukkiman.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - August 27, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
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The Midwest's largest education-focused film and television tradeshow presents Virtual Production: It's All About the Panels.
Topic: Filmscape Chicago - Virtual Production: It's All About the Panels
Chicago Access Network Television
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The Midwest's largest education-focused film and television tradeshow looks at understanding virtual production.
Topic: Filmscape Chicago - Understanding Virtual Production
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 20, 2022
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LTFH #115 Michael James talks with Thom Clark & Warren Leming.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - August 20, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 9, 2022
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LFTH #113: Michael James talks with Maria Hadden, David Orr, & Jacqueline Von Edelberg.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - August 6, 2022
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The Midwest's largest education-focused film and television tradeshow presents a conversation with John Lindley, ASC.
Topics: Filmscape Chicago - Conversation with John Lindley, ASC
Chicago Access Network Television
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90,000 votes were thrown out in the Democratic Primary Race for Cook County Sheriff. How did that happen and perhaps even more important, how did we figure that out? To help me break down everything is Injustice Watch Senior Reporter Maya Dukmasova.
Topic: Political Forum: Cook County Sheriff's Election
Join Dr. Elizabeth Stigler for a discussion about key concepts, sustainable efforts, and designing impactful DEIA strategies.
Topics: "Beyond Competence" Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility in the 21st Century
Chicago Access Network Television
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A virtual program to celebrate the Children’s Book Awardees and encourage introspection, communication, and actions on the urgent issues of our time. 
Topic: Jane Addams Peace Association Children’s Book Awards
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 6, 2022
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LFTH #108: Primary Results, Ravinia, & Where We Go From Here.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - July 2, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 6, 2022
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Discussion about the history of heatwaves in Chicago, why they are so dangerous, and what you can do to prepare yourself and protect your loved ones.
Topics: Extreme Heat: Saving Lives, Saving Money
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 1, 2022
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Hear updates from local environmental and business leaders on efforts to expand federal Wilderness protection for 50,000 acres of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Topic: Keeping the U.P. Wild
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 28, 2022
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A conversation with award-winning authors Dolen Perkins-Valdez: author of "Take My Hand" and Natalie Y. Moore author of "The Billboard".
Topic: Black Women and Reproductive Justice
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 25, 2022
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LFTH #107: Elections, Politics, and a Pollard Family Park.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - June 25, 2022
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Join scholars Celso Thomas Castilho, Marcela Echeverri Muñoz, and Chernoh Sesay Jr. as they discuss controversies over the role of Indigenous and African enslaved peoples in the formation of new nations and governments throughout the Western Hemisphere. 
Topic: Slavery and Emancipation in the Age of Revolutions
CPL and Midland Authors welcome UIC Professor Dick Simpson to speak on his latest book, Democracy's Rebirth: The View From Chicago, in conversation with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Topic: Mayor Lori Lightfoot in conversation with Author Dick Simpson: Democracy's Rebirth
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 23, 2022
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Poets ages 8 to 14 read their original, award-winning haiku.
Topic: Haiku Fest 18th Annual Award Ceremony
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 22, 2022
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Virtual event discussing city finances with Patrick Tuohey, co-founder and policy director of the Better Cities Project. Moderated by Sheila Weinberg, CEO and Founder of Truth in Accounting.
Topic: Cities Finances: A Game of Hide-n-Seek
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In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” two historians, Kathleen Belew and Erika Lee, share their research on the long histories of American identity.
Topic: Who Belongs? A Conversation about the Long History of American Identity
Governor George H. Ryan joins a panel of experts including lawyers Andrea Lyon and Rob Warden, to discuss his book Until I Could Be Sure: How I Stopped the Death Penalty In Illinois.
Topic: Governor George Ryan: Until I Could Be Sure: How I Stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois
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The Black Baroque visiting artist lecture series spotlights Black theatre-makers who work with, against, and through Baroque culture in the contemporary historical moment.
Topic: Black Baroque Series: Kajahl Benes in Conversation with Cecilio Cooper
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 21, 2022
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LFTH #106: Current Events, Old Friends, Novels, & Chicago Tax Law.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - June 18, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 17, 2022 CAN TV
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Host Sylvia Snowden sits down with 4 candidates for Illinois Secretary of State; Dan Brady (R), Alexi Giannoulias (D), David Moore (D), and Anna Valencia (D).
Topic: Chicago Elections
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Learn about these 1st Congressional District Candidates: Chris Butler (D), Jahmal Cole (D), Jacqueline Collins (D), Pat Dowell (D), Jonathan Jackson (D), Karin Norington–Reaves (D), Jonathan Swain (D), and Charise Williams (D).
Topic: Chicago Election
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A look at the Illinois Appellate Court Candidates. Political Forum is an original  CAN TV Production.
Topic: Political Forum: Illinois Appellate Court Candidates
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 11, 2022
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LFTH #105: Politics, Sports, and Art with Michael James, Katie Hogan, and Esteemed Guests.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - June 11, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 4, 2022
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LFTH #104: The Assassination of Malcolm X, Epiphany Center for the Arts, and CDCASE.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - June 4, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
May 26, 2022
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Coverage from Chicago Police Board Meeting on May 26th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - May 26th, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
May 25, 2022
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Full coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on May 25th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago City Council Meeting - May 25th, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
May 24, 2022
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A Roundtable on the Policy, Participation, and Tools Reshaping Equitable Transit-Oriented Development.
Topic: Calculating Impact
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Full coverage of the Committee on Finance Meeting from May 19th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Finance Meeting – May 19th, 2022
Coverage from the Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting on May 18th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting - May 18th, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
May 16, 2022 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
May 14, 2022
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Bob Dean the CEO of Center for Neighborhood Technology joins Vegan Politico to discuss the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool map released by the White House and how a more nuanced approach may be better.
Topic: Is the Justice 40 Map Too Binary?
Chicago Access Network Television
May 14, 2022
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LFTH #101: Labor Movements & Hawaii With Michael And Guests Carole Travis & Mike Piranha.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - May 14, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
May 9, 2022
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Are teenagers really the ones behind Chicago's carjacking spike? And if they aren't, then why do we believe they are? Well, to help work through that is Maya Dukmasova from Injustice Watch. Political Forum is an original CAN TV Production.
Topic: Political Forum: Maya Dukmasova
Chicago Access Network Television
May 2, 2022
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A panel of experts discuss how to fighting climate change.
Topic: Money Mondays: Divestments in Fossil Fuels
Chicago Access Network Television
May 1, 2022
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In this virtual panel, Fernando - an artist, entrepreneur, speaker, and justice advocate - shares his story alongside those who helped him fight for his exoneration.
Topic: Fighting and Surviving Wrongful Conviction
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This talk by Dr. Dána-Ain Davis will focus on her book Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth assessing the role that medical racism plays in Black women having higher rates of premature birth than other women in America.
Topics: Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, & Premature Birth
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 30, 2022
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #99 - Week of April 30, 2022.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - April 30, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 30, 2022
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A remembrance of legendary columnist Mike Royko on the 25th anniversary of his death.
Topic: Remembering Royko
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 29, 2022
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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.
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Full coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on April 27th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago City Council Meeting - April 27th, 2022
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Full coverage of the Committee on Finance Meeting from April 25th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Finance Meeting – April 25th, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 23, 2022
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #98 - Week of April 23, 2022.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - April 23, 2022
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Coverage from Chicago Police Board Meeting on April 21st, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - April 21st, 2022
Coverage from the Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting on April 20th, 2022.
Topics: Chicago Committee on Budget and Government Operations Meeting - April 20th, 2022
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 18, 2022 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Apr 2, 2022
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Heartland at Home with Michael James and Katy Hogan #95 - Week of April 2, 2022.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - April 2, 2022
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Through a conversation/panel centering their personal trajectories and their respective roles working on various social issues, the panelists reveal the complexities of existing as a muxer, parent, and leader.
Topic: Muxeres & Mothers in Movements for Social Justice