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    • Teatro Luna: Crossed
      Teatro Luna: Crossed
      Episode 8074769
      "Crossed" is an original play by Teatro Luna that portrays the modern American immigrant experience through autobiographical stories, interviews, and news reports.
    • ADAPT Reports on Occupy Chicago
      ADAPT of Chicago Productions examines the commonalities between the activism of the disability community and the goals of the Occupy Chicago protest.
    • Cine Latino: Festival of Short Films
      Presented by CAN TV and the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago,Cine Latinofeatures short films and animations from around the world that celebrate the diversity and themes of Latino cinema.
    • Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex
      Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore offers a critique of incarceration in the American judicial system and suggests alternative methods to addressing crime in the country.
    • Take Back Chicago March
      Take Back Chicago March
      Episode 7455159
      Thousands of protestors, including representatives from labor unions and other groups, march in response to issues facing workers, homeowners, and schools in Chicago.
    • Day of Outrage for Troy Davis
      Protestors rally in Chicago's Daley Plaza in response to the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia.
    • 2011 Campaign One Change
      2011 Campaign One Change
      Episode 7079258
      Poetry, songwriting, and bucket drumming skills are on display as Chicago youth perform pieces they developed for a summer arts program. This program was made possible through a special partnership with the Chicago Park District, Congo Square Theatre Company, and CAN TV.
    • 2011 Bucket Drummers of Berger Park
      Chicago youth showcase their bucket drumming skills developed through a Summer arts program held at Berger Park. This program was made possible through a partnership with the Chicago Park District, Chicago Moving Company & CAN TV.
    • 2011 Bughouse Square Debates:
      Kenzo Shibata of the Chicago Teacher's Union and Richard Lorenc of the America's Future Foundation discuss collective bargaining and the public sector at the 2011 Bughouse Square Debates.
    • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR): Opposition to Secure Communities :
      Alie Kabba, ICIRR, joins community members at a press conference against "Secure Communities," a controversial federal immigration program.
    • Demanding the Right to Protest :
      Tom Burke, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, and local activists call on city officials to permit protests at the NATO/G8 Summit in May 2012.
    • Community Forum: Occupation of La Casita
      CAN TV's Community Forum is on location at Whittier Elementary School in Pilsen to hear from the Whittier Parents Committee about the ongoing struggle with CPS to preserve and renovate the community field house. Photo by Brett Jelinek.
    • New Chicago 2011 Coalition: Mayoral Forum
      The New Chicago 2011 Coalition hosts a mayoral candidates forum to discuss issues such as housing, jobs, violence and education.
    • "Give It Back" Rally for Education, Jobs, and Housing
      Unions and community groups unite for the "Give it Back" rally to demand wealthy businesses who receive tax cuts, incentives and bailouts give back some of their massive profits to ensure jobs, schools and housing. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television(CAN TV).
    • Issues Surrounding Budget Cuts and Social Security
      Adapt protests in opposition to U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget proposal. Emily Stuart, Organizer with the Illinois Alliance For Retired Americans also discusses current Social Security issues. This program was produced by ADAPT of Chicago Productions with support from CAN TV.
    • The Fire that Changed America
      Professor and author Jo Ann Argersinger discusses the Triangle Factory fire of 1911 that sparked major labor safety reforms and legislation in the United States.
    • Radiation Exposure and Health: From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond
      Jeff Patterson, from Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Dave Kraft, from the Nuclear Energy Information Service, discuss the tragedies in Chernobyl and Japan. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
    • The DREAM Act Unity Press Conference
      U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, join the Illinois Coalition for Refugee and Immigrant Rights, university presidents, community organizations and immigrant youth to push for passage of the Illinois and the federal DREAM Acts. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).moreless
    • Made in Egypt:A Fresh Brand of Freedom
      Egyptian public speaker, Ms. Sahar El-Nadi, shares a detailed eyewitness account of the Egyptian revolution as well as the role that women played in the successful overthrow of Mubarak. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
    • It Could Happen Here: The Consequences of a Nuclear Accident Near Chicago
      Dr. Andrew Kanter of Physicians for Social Responsibility explains the medical and health effects of a hypothetical local nuclear accident. The talk is part of an educational series presented by the Nuclear Energy Information Service (neis.org) to mark the 20th anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl.
    • Chicago Clean Power Coalition: City Council Hearing
      Dave Kraft, of the Nuclear Energy Information Service, joins the Chicago Clean Power Coalition to hold an ad-hoc hearing at City Council chambers promoting the Clean Power Ordinance.
    • Ugandan LGBTQ Activist: Frank Mugisha
      Ugandan human rights activist, Frank Mugisha, discusses the challenges facing LGBTQ individuals and advocates in Uganda and across the African continent.
    • LGBTQ Mayoral Candidate Forum
      Tracy Baim from Windy City Media moderates a mayoral candidate forum focused on education, HIV/AIDS, youth homelessness, transgender rights and public safety.
    • Asian American Community Mayoral Candidate Forum
      Chicago mayoral candidates discuss their positions on public safety, community development, minority business enterprise, affirmative action, education and redistricting at this forum held by Pan Asian Voter Empowerment.
    • Community PTA Mayoral Candidate's Forum
      Black Star Community PTA and Educational Village Keepers Community PTSA host a Mayoral Forum at Corliss High School.
    • Chicago Mayoral Candidate's Forum on Veterans Affairs
      The Coalition of Veterans Organizations host this forum where mayoral candidates speak on veterans affairs and hear from local veterans about their needs. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
    • Mayoral Candidate Forum on Public Housing in Chicago
      Chicago mayoral candidates discuss their views on affordable, public, and subsidized housing at this forum held by The National Public Housing Museum and The Central Advisory Council.
    • Chicago Teachers Union Mayoral Forum on Education
      Chicago mayoral candidates discuss their position on the four education priorities set by the CTU: an educator to lead CPS and an elected school board, current "Education Reform" fads, TIF (Tax Increment Financing) reform, and neighborhood schools versus privatized charter schools. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).moreless
    • Chicago Mayoral Forum on Education
      Chicago mayoral candidates answer questions from the community about their views on, and plans for, education and related issues in the city of Chicago at this forum held by The Raise Your Hand Coalition, Northside Democracy for America and the Illinois Policy Institute. This program was recorded on December 12, 2010 by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).moreless
    • Mayoral Candidate Forum at UIC
      The University of Illinois at Chicago hosts a public forum featuring Chicago's mayoral candidates.
    • Chicago Newsroom
      Chicago Newsroom
      Episode 83
      In this week's program, Ken Davis discusses the implications of the recent election with independent journalist, Dave Glowacz; Chicago Sun-Times Criminal Courts Reporter, Rummana Hussain; WBEZ Radio Political Reporter, Sam Hudzik; and Salim Muwakkil from In These Times Magazine.
    • Comparing Gubernatorial Candidates' Budget Proposals
      Ralph Martire and Bill O'Connor from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability compare budget proposals from Quinn, Brady and other candidates for Illinois governor.
    • Chicago Teachers Union Press Conference: Education Jobs Act Funds
      Congressmen Danny Davis, Luis Gutierrez and Bobby Rush join the Chicago Teachers Union president, Karen Lewis (pictured), in addressing the unspent money in the Education Jobs Act Fund and the 400 illegally fired teachers' jobs that remain hanging in the balance. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).moreless
    • Chicago Newsroom
      Chicago Newsroom
      Episode 80
      In this week's program, Ken Davis is joined by Sun-Times columnist, Esther J. Cepeda; Community Media Workshop President, Thom Clark; independent columnist, Ray Hanania; and Chicago jazz writer, Neil Tesser. The panel discusses "The New News", a report on the state of Chicago's online media. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network TV.moreless
    • Chicago Newsroom
      Chicago Newsroom
      Episode 78
      In this week's news roundup, Ken Davis is joined by Chicago journalist, Monroe Anderson, Hoy Managing Editor, Fernando Diaz and Chris Robling WGN-TV political analyst.
    • Chicago Newsroom
      Chicago Newsroom
      Episode 75
      In this week's news roundup, Ken Davis is joined by political strategist, Delmarie Cobb, Beyond the Beltway host, Bruce DuMont and contributor to the Chicago Reader and Chicago Public Radio, Hunter Clauss. The panel discusses the recent Chicago police protest and the bevy of potential mayoral candidates.
    • Chicago Newsroom
      Chicago Newsroom
      Episode 73
      In a roundup of this week's major news, Ken Davis is joined by Chicago Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn, Chicago Reader reporter, Ben Joravsky, and Chicago Teachers Union President, Karen Lewis.
    • Amy Goodman: Breaking the Sound Barrier
      Investigative journalist, Amy Goodman, gives her perspective on current news events and the state of the independent media.
    • The New Jim Crow:Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
      Professor Michelle Alexander, author of 'The New Jim Crow', addresses the issue of mass incarceration of black men.
    • Kerry James Marshall:The Artist in the Studio
      Artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his art and the creative process at this event held at the Museum of Contemporary Art mcachicago.org.
    • Chicago Newsroom:The Burge Verdict
      Ken Davis is joined by investigative journalist and author, John Conroy to discuss the significance of the recent federal conviction of Jon Burge. Conroy has covered Chicago police torture since 1990.
    • Chicago Newsroom: BP In Our Own Back Yard
      Did you know that BP operates the largest in-land oil refinery in the U.S. just a few miles from Chicago in Whiting, Indiana? Ken Davis is joined by Chicago Public Radio's Michael Puente and Henry Henderson, National Resource Defense Council to discuss the environmental impacts of the plant here and in Canada's Boreal Forest.moreless
    • Bring America Home
      Bring America Home
      Episode 63
      William Greider, National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, addresses the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America on how citizens can better understand today's government.
    • Radioactive Waste: People's Policy
      Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps and Nuclear Information and Resource Service's Diane D' Arrigo join Dave Kraft from the Nuclear Energy Information Service to discuss the environmental problem of nuclear waste.
    • Chicago Newsroom: Chicago Teacher's Union
      Lorraine Forte, editor in chief of Catalyst Chicago, and Ramsin Canon, politics editor for Gapers Block, join Ken Davis to discuss the Chicago Teacher's Union election as well as the Obama administration's "Race To The Top" education policy.
    • Chicago Newsroom: Illinois Budget Crisis
      Journalist Ken Davis discusses the passing of the Illinois state budget and its $13 billion shortfall.
    • Reaching Black Boys Symposium
      Dr. Pedro Noguera, New York University scholar, discusses the racial achievement gap of young African American men at the Reaching Black Boys Symposium.
    • Chicago Newsroom: Freedom on Information
      Ken Davis discusses Illinois' new Freedon of Information Act with Phil Kadner, columnist at the Southtown Star, and Tracy Siska, executive director of the Chicago Justice Project.
    • 2010 Family Impact Seminar:The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning
      Gaylord Gieseke, Vice President of Voices for Illinois Children, explores ideas on how to continue Illinois' investment in social and emotional learning.
    • 2010 Family Impact Seminar:The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning
      Caryn Curry from the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership explains the implementation of social and emotional learning standards in Illinois' schools.
    • 2010 Family Impact Seminar:The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning
      Chris Koch, Superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education, joins a discussion on the continued investment in social and emotional learning and its importance in Illinois' schools.
    • Perspectivas Latinas Chicago Latino Film Festival
      Pepe Vargas, Executive Director of the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, discusses the 26th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival held April 16 - 29, 2010.
    • Accessing Justice: Military Veterans, Servicemembers, and their Families
      Lt. Darren Myers of the Naval Legal Service Office joins attorneys and community leaders to discuss the unmet legal issues facing our veterans, servicemembers, and their families.
    • Chicago Newsroom: The Future of Journalism
      With daily newspapers folding at an alarming rate, how can quality journalism be sustained? Ken Davis is joined by John Nichols and Robert McChesney to discuss their new book, "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again." Steve Rhodes, journalist, blogger, and proprietor of the Beachwood Reporter is also featured.moreless
    • Black Panther Party In Retrospect:The Assassination of Fred Hampton & Mark Clark
      Former members of the Black Panther Party discuss the history and culture of the party and the murder of Fred Hampton.
    • Cook County Board President Candidates Forum
      Candidates vie for Cook County Board President during this lively forum sponsored by the Chicago Foundation for Women.
    • What's Happening to Japanese Workers?
      Traditional images of the Japanese workforce are changing. Dr. Norma Field, a Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor, explains the cultural impact of this shift and how news sources have overlooked it.
    • City Club of Chicago | Hon. Pat Quinn
      The City Club of Chicago presents Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
    • Chicago's Deadly Streets
      Father Pfleger joins a panel of anti-violence advocates to discuss Chicago's recent string of violent murders and explore ways to prevent future deaths.
    • Campaign for Better Health Care: Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Debate
      Gubernatorial candidates Governor Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes debate for the governor's seat.
    • Community Forum: The Digital Divide
      Chicago journalist Ken Davis reports on community based efforts to transform the digital divide into digital excellence.
    • The Chicago 7 Conspiracy Trial:
      Former Defense Attorney Thomas Sullivan helped overturn the conviction of the Chicago 7. He explains why this trial is still an important part of our political culture.
    • Public Health Forum on Toxic Chemicals, Disabilities, and Policy Solutions
      How do chemicals found in plastics contribute to learning disabilities? Dr. Anju Usman of True Health Medical Center joins a discussion about the negative effects of toxic chemicals.
    • Helping Her Live: Gaining Control of Breast Cancer
      Women of color from the Austin, Garfield Park, and Humboldt Park communities educate themselves about breast health and hear inspiring testimonials from breast cancer survivors.
    • Incarceration, Race and the Affect on Family
      Craig Townsend is a formerly incarcerated father of two. He shares his story and discusses how incarceration affects children.
    • 350! Chicago Climate Action
      In preparation for the International Day of Climate Prevention on October 24th, environmental advocates describe the devastating effects of global warming.
    • Jornada de la Libertad
      Through music, theater, and poetry, the National Boricua Human Rights Network commemorates the release of two generations of Puerto Rican freedom fighters. Hear former political prisoners share their stories.
    • Blowing Our Top
      Blowing Our Top
      Episode 27
      How does the practice of mountain top removal – or literally blowing up mountains tops - impact our environment? Pam Richart of the Eco-Justice Collaborative explains.
    • Artists at Work: Beyond the Walls
      A group of Chicago artists discuss creative ways of making a full-time living beyond the traditional gallery system.
    • ADAPT: Illinois Holding Families Hostage
      Tony Paulauski, Executive Director of The Arc of Illinois, joins a discussion about state budget cuts and the elimination of critical services to people with disabilities, including visits to homes of Illinois families impacted by the cuts.
    • Daniel Burnham, Urban Visionary: Chicago and the Making of Modern America
      In the mid-1880's Daniel Burnham set about to tame Chicago's cyclonic, unregulated economic growth with an urban community that balanced order and freedom. With author and professor, Donald L. Miller.
    • Supreme Court Review
      Richard Epstein and Geoffrey Stone review the Supreme Court's latest session, from first amendment cases to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. With moderator, Gretchen Helfrich.
    • Community Forum: Food
      Illinois' status as a major agricultural state leads many to believe that it produces a lot of healthy food. But the reality is that the miles of farm fields produce just two crops: soybeans and corn, primarily used to sweeten food or for ethanol production. Ken Davis reports on the dangers of industrial farming.moreless
    • Our Histories, Our Stories: The Conncection Between History, Personal Stories, and Perspectives on Race in America
      Currently the subject of a national news story, author and scholar, Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., and Chicago writer, Rick Kogan talk about how the stories we tell shape history, and history shapes our stories.
    • The Case for High Speed Rail in Illinois
      Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) joins state leaders and transportation experts in examining the benefits of a high speed rail system in Illinois.
    • Community Forum: The Foreclosure Crisis
      Almost 19,000 Chicago families lost their homes in 2008 because of the mortgage crisis. And the experts predict that it's going to get even worse this year. In fact, almost 30,000 homes could be foreclosed this year alone. Experts discuss the record number of foreclosures in 2008 and help that is available to homeowners.moreless
    • Special Olympics Senior Basketball Championship Game
      The Loyola Scorpion Kings and Eckhart Road Runners compete in the 2008 Special Olympics Chicago Senior Basketball Competition held on January 19, 2008. The winners of this game will advance to the State Tournament in Bloomington, IL.
    • Cook County State's Attorney's Developing Justice Candidate Forum
      The Developing Justice Coalition features the State's Attorney candidates responding to a panel of community & policy experts and a live audience on criminal justice issues.
    • Nuclear Power and Global Warming
      In spite of the press articles to the contrary, the self-proclaimed "nuclear renaissance" is no solution to the global warming problem, and is likely to create even worse nuclear proliferation problems than we currently have with Iran and North Korea, says Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research of Takoma Park, Maryland. Dr. Makhijani details the failings of nuclear power, and why we should be pursuing a radically different energy future.moreless
    • Illinois Labor Works: Andy Stern
      Labor educator, Bob Bruno interviews SEIU President, Andy Stern. Stern discusses his views on organizing, universal health care, electoral politics and the role of labor in the global economy in this interview conducted on October 10, 2006.
    • Metropolitan Planning Council Revival of the Fittest: Is Your Neighborhood Ready?
      Architect Michael Pyaok discusses how community resistance to new development impacts the region's goal to offer affordable housing. Peter Skosey of the Metropolitan Planning Council then moderates a discussion in response to Mr. Pyaok's keynote. The panel includ's Chicago Alderman Rey Colon, 35th Ward, Steve Poreas, Vice President of LR Development and Joy Aruguete, Executive Director of Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation.moreless
    • SB 678 - What it Means for Illinois
      CAN TV's Barbara Popovic and Senior Assistant Attorney General, Susan Satter discuss Illinois' new statewide franchising bill
    • Creative Living in the City: The Chicago "L"
      Chicago native, Greg Borzo, shares images depicting the evolution of the "L" and discusses his new book about the history of the "L" and the need for its preservation.
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