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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
Nov 20, 2020
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The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation sponsors this Mansfield lecture with Author Luis Alberto Urrea. 
Topic: Mansfield Lecture: Author Luis Alberto Urrea
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 20, 2020
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Live From the Heartland is a weekly radio show hosted by Thom Clark, Michael James and Katy Hogan.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - November 20, 2020
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 16, 2020 CAN TV
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Full Coverage from Chicago City Council Meeting Public Hearing - November 16th, 2020
Topics: Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, Budget, Council Meeting
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 14, 2020
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Live From the Heartland is a weekly radio show hosted by Thom Clark, Michael James and Katy Hogan.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - November 14, 2020
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 13, 2020
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Discussion on the interventions within Non-Native cultural institutions.
Topic: Indigenous Interventions
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 13, 2020
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In this interactive workshop, we examine how the Trump administration and Covid-19 have shaped immigration policy and enforcement, and how immigrant advocates are organizing in response.
Topic: Public Newsroom 135: The Future of Borders
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 10, 2020
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Journalist Karen Kring interviews Raza Siddiqui
Topic: Media Curious: Raza Siddiqui
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 10, 2020
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Teaching social justice about museums, culture and justice to explore in the classroom.
Topic: Teaching Social Justice
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 10, 2020
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Truth in Accounting's virtual event about ethics reform in Illinois.
Topic: Bringing Ethics Reform to Illinois
Chicago Access Network Television
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Dr. Jason P. Chambers in Conversation w/ Dr. Judy Foster Davis on "Madison Avenue & the Color Line" breaking new ground by examining the history of black advertising employees and agency owners.
Topic: Dr. Jason P. Chambers in Conversation with Dr. Judy Foster Davis
Chicago Access Network Television
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Learn about state and city solutions that would eliminate lead service lines forever while creating good jobs in the same communities that have been in harm's way for far too long.
Topic: Lead Weight: How We Can Drop This Drinking Water Threat for Good
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 7, 2020
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Kristine Potter’s work explores masculine archetypes, landscape, and cultural tendencies toward mythologizing the past.
Topic: Lecture in Photography: Kristine Potter
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 7, 2020
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Discussion on how Indigenous foodways have been represented, appropriated, and misunderstood throughout history.
Topic: Indigenous Foodways Past and Present
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 5, 2020
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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 - Election Special
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 4, 2020
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Count all of the votes protest in Chicago.
Topic: Count All The Votes
Chicago Access Network Television
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This lecture explores the idea of social justice and how it has shaped Roosevelt University for the past 75 years.
Topic: 75 Years of Social Justice - The History of Roosevelt University
This event features experts in municipal finance and governance, examining both near-term and longer-term consequences of the ongoing pandemic.
Topics: Forecasting the future of tax policy, revenues and municipal government
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 30, 2020
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Hear young activists share their advice for leading difficult conversations, grounded in their organizing experience.
Topic: How Do I Talk Politics with My Family?
Chicago Access Network Television
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The Union League Club of Chicago hosts a conversation between Dr. Robert Weems, Jr. and Christopher Reed.
Topics: Dr. Robert Weems, Jr. in Conversation with Christopher Reed
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 27, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 27, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 27, 2020
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An evening of poetry with Suzanne Buffam, Chicu Reddy, and Ed Roberson, moderated by the Newberry’s Liesl Olson. 
Topics: Chicago Poetry, Then And Now
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 24, 2020
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Live From the Heartland is a weekly radio show hosted by Thom Clark, Michael James and Katy Hogan.
Topics: Live From the Heartland - October 24, 2020
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 23, 2020
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On Trans Visibility Day, people came out to the city's Washington Park to help re-write the narrative.
Topic: Trans Visibility Day Speak-Out
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The award-winning writer and professor delivers a keynote address centered on her forthcoming book Autobiography of Cotton, the formal challenges of writing silenced stories, and much more.
Topic: Lit & Luz: Keynote Address with Cristina Rivera Garza
Chicago Access Network Television
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Join literary translators for a discussion on the contemporary translation.
Topic: Lit & Luz: A Conversation on Literary Translation
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 19, 2020
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A Conversation With Julián Herbert With Special Guest, The Writer Juan Martinez.
Topic: A conversation with Julián Herbert
The Lit & Luz Book Club presents Author José Ángel Navejas in Conversation with Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez
Topic: The Lit & Luz Book Club presents Author José Ángel Navejas in Conversation with Santiago...
Chicago Access Network Television
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The Lit & Luz Book Club presents Author Luis J. Rodriguez.
Topic: The Lit & Luz Book Club presents Author Luis J. Rodriguez
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 19, 2020
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Women’s March Chicago wants the diverse Chicagoland community to be heard loud and clear on the upcoming critical election.
Topic: Zoom To The Polls
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 19, 2020
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October 7 marked the 19th anniversary of the longest war in U.S. history, the 2001 invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
Topic: America's Forever Wars – 19 Years On
The Lit & Luz Book Club presents author Nate Marshall in conversation with special guest, singer/songwriter and poet Jamila Woods.
Topic: Author Nate Marshall in Conversation with Singer/Songwriter Jamila Wood
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 19, 2020
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Journalist Karen Kring interviews Cheryl Corley.
Topic: Media Curious: Cheryl Corley
Chicago Access Network Television
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Join Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and M/WBE advocates for a town hall to discuss the County's commitment to increasing vendor diversity, the unique challenges businesses are facing in our pandemic climate, and how Cook County can support and increase vendor diversity and inclusion.
Topic: Cook County Equity Town Hall: Vendor Diversity and Inclusion Edition
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 14, 2020
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The history of activism in the Midwest and the organizing that went into domestic worker's rights.
Topic: Lunchtime Chat Vol. 1: Worker's Bill of Rights
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 8, 2020
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Journalist Karen Kring interviews Chicago Tribune Food Critic Phil Vettel.
Topic: Media Curious: Phil Vettel
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 2, 2020
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 1, 2020
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Rally to Stand against normalization with Israel and stand for Palestinian rights.
Topic: Stand with Palestinian Rights
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 26, 2020
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A coalition of activists gathered under the banner of the Illinois Coalition to End Money Bond in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood for a rally and march to demand legislation ending cash bail in Illinois.
Topic: March Against Pretrial Detention
Chicago Access Network Television
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Learn how to develop a trauma-informed framework for your practice, whether you’re an artist, freelancer, storyteller or just looking to take care of yourself and others.
Topic: City Bureau’s Public Newsroom: Managing Trauma In Your Work
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 21, 2020
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Host Sylvia Snowden interviews Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle. Political Forum is an original CAN TV produced show.
Topic: Political Forum - Toni Preckwinkle
Chicago Access Network Television
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Chicago Police Board Meeting - September 17th, 2020
Topics: Chicago Police Board Meeting - September 17th, 2020
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 15, 2020
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The MoCP and photographer Natalia Lassalle-Morillo take a virtual sneak peek into her studio!
Topic: MoCP Behind the Lens: Natalia Lassalle-Morillo
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 15, 2020
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The MoCP and photographer Erika P. Rodríguez take a virtual sneak peek into her studio!
Topic: MoCP Behind the Lens: Erika P. Rodríguez
This discussion will center the history of interactions between Black and Brown communities
Topics: Exploring Solidarity, Tension, and Blending Between Black and Latinx Communities
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 10, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 2, 2020
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Pianoforte Studios hosts a performance by Sarah Marie Young, presented in conjunction with WDCB. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: WDCB & PianoForte
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 30, 2020
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 30, 2020
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March to prioritize the health and safety of people in institutions.
Topic: Rescue & Recovery
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 30, 2020
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Jeff Nicholson highlights ways to fund your Start-Up into a real business.
Topic: Fund Your Start-Up into a Real Business
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 26, 2020
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Pepe Vargas and Sophie Gordon share highlights from the 36th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival.
Topic: 36th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 25, 2020
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 25, 2020
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Cook County doctors and local officials speak out about the need for dependable US mail Service.
Topic: USPS Struggles to Deliver in Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 25, 2020
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StayLIT Community Youth Services hosts a Virtual Open House.
Topic: StayLIT Virtual Open House
Chicago Access Network Television
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Lit & Luz 2019: Yvette Mayorga in Conversation with Erika L. Sánchez
Topic: A conversation with Erika Sanchez and Yvette Mayorga
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 25, 2020
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A conversation about the current state of religious freedom in America and what it is likely to look like in the years to come.
Topic: The Future of Religious Liberty
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 21, 2020 CAN TV
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Coverage from the Chicago City Council Meeting on August 21st, 2020
Topics: Chicago, City Council Meeting, National Guard
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 20, 2020
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Join the Cook County Assessor's Office for a virtual outreach in partnership with Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar about property assessment appeals.
Topic: Cook County Tax Appeal Process
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 17, 2020
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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 Access Network Television
Aug 17, 2020
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Temporal: Puerto Rican Resistance explores Puerto Rico’s contemporary history as a United States territory.
Topic: Temporal: Puerto Rican Resistance
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 11, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 10, 2020 CAN TV
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A conversation about the Intersection of Gender & Racial Equity.
Topics: Women's Right, Gender Equality, Women of Color
Chicago Access Network Television
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 8, 2020
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A discussion on how to go beyond “equal pay for equal work” to address the many systemic factors impacting the wage gap & build a truly inclusive women’s movement.
Topic: Beyond Equality - Pay Equity & Black Women
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Local community groups and organizations from across the region are holding a press conference to denounce ICE’s vigilante propaganda program “Citizen Academy” and ICE’s influx of activity in Chicago.
Topic: Press Conference denouncing ICE's presence in the Community
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A conversation with leading Atlanta-based organizers about the deep, intersectional, and transformative struggle for Black liberation.
Topic: The Artistry of Black Organizing in the 21st Century
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 3, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
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An in depth look at the Adult Vocational Programs offered by the Greater West Town Community Development Project.
Topic: Greater West Town Community Development Project
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 29, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 28, 2020
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Congresswoman Bustos discussed the new report from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and how many of the policies will position agriculture at the forefront of combating climate change and help rural America take advantage of new opportunities.
Topic: Climate Crisis Report
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 28, 2020
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StayLIT Community Youth Services hosts a meeting with participants from their Teen Mom Summer Camp.
Topic: StayLIT Teen Mom Summer Camp
The Lit & Luz Book Club presents a conversation with Author Fernanda Melchor.
Topic: The Lit & Luz Book Club presents a conversation with Author Fernanda Melchor
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 27, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 27, 2020 CAN TV
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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
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 25, 2020
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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