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Political Forum offers local legislators and political newsmakers an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one interview to discuss the most important political headlines in Chicago.
Season 1 Episode 21
Schooling the City
Sylvia talks with Illinois State Representative Theresa Mah about plans for a new Near South Side high school.
Season 1 Episode 20
The Aftermath of Injustice
Sylvia talks with Anjanette Young and delves into the outcomes of an erroneous police raid on her home, four years later.
Season 1 Episode 19
Chicago Police & COVID-19 Benefits
Sylvia talks with Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza to discuss her concerns that her brother, a Chicago Police Sargent, and other Chicago Police officers were intentionally denied "Duty Benefits" by the city of Chicago, after contracting severe or "long haul' cases of COVID-19.
Season 1 Episode 18
Your Voice Your Choice 2023: Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot
Sylvia Snowden sits down with Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to talk about her campaign and vision for Chicago.
Season 1 Episode 17
Your Voice Your Choice 2023: Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson
Sylvia Snowden sits down with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson to talk about his campaign and vision for Chicago.
Season 1 Episode 16
Your Voice Your Choice 2023: Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas
Sylvia Snowden sits down with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas to talk about his campaign and vision for Chicago.
Season 1 Episode 15
Your Voice Your Choice 2023: Mayoral Candidate Brandon Johnson
Sylvia Snowden sits down with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Brandon Johnson to talk about his campaign and vision for Chicago.
Season 1 Episode 14
Illinois STILL Allows Cash Bail
Sylvia Snowden sits down with Cook County Public Defender Sharone Mitchell to talk about things that may or may not happen in the upcoming year as it relates to cash bail in Illinois.
Season 1 Episode 13
Are Security Cameras In Parks Making Us Safer?
Sylvia Snowden sits down with Sidnee King from the Better Government Association to talk about her reporting on security cameras in our city parks. Do they make parks safer?
Season 1 Episode 12
Your Voice Your Choice 2023
Ja'Mal Green made history by becoming the youngest person ever to run for Mayor of the city of Chicago in 2019. He is back again because his name is back on the ballot as a contender to hold this city’s highest office.
Season 1 Episode 11
Supreme Disappointment: Lack of Latino Representation on Illinois' High Courts
Judge Gloria Chevere of the Puerto Rican Bar Association joins Political Forum to explain the lack of Latino representation in the Illinois Judicial System. Political Forum is a CAN TV Signature Program.
Season 1 Episode 10
The Trouble with Illinois' Cannabis Social Equity Program
Host Sylvia Snowden sits down with journalist Debbie-Marie Brown, social justice reporter for the Chicago Reader to discuss her recent article "Up In Smoke," highlighting the shortcomings of Illinois' social equity cannabis dispensary licenses.
Season 1 Episode 9
Fighting Voter Suppression
Attorney Richard Boykin, spokesperson for Mayoral Candidate Dr. Willie Wilson, appears on Political Forum to discuss a lawsuit Dr. Wilson recently filed against the Chicago Board of Elections.
Season 1 Episode 8
Amendment One with Professor Robert "Bob" Bruno
In this year's election, voters will be asked to make a decision on a proposal called "Amendment One." This week, Political Forum features Robert "Bob" Bruno, Assistant professor of labor and industrial relations at UIC. Professor Bruno will explain the backstory behind Amendment One and break down what voters are being asked to decide when they head to the polls next Tuesday.
Season 1 Episode 7
Injustice Watch on Cook County Judicial Races
Injustice Watch managing editor Jonah Newman and senior reporter Maya Dukmasova stop by Political Forum to discuss Injustice Watch's 2022 Cook County Judicial Election Guide and offer information about some of the judges who will appear on your November ballot.
Season 1 Episode 6
Featuring Rep. Marcus Evans, Jr.
Rep. Marcus Evans, Jr. joins Sylvia Snowden to discuss the SAFE-T Act. Political Forum is a CAN TV Signature program.
Season 1 Episode 5
Featuring Alderman Daniel La Spata
Alderman Daniel La Spata, discusses his efforts to secure higher wages and tighter security protections for Chicago's rideshare drivers. Political Forum is a CAN TV Signature Production.
Season 1 Episode 4
Featuring Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate State Senator Darren Bailey (R)
Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey joins Sylvia Snowden to discuss his campaign. Political Forum is a CAN TV Signature Production.
Season 1 Episode 3
Featuring Corli Jay
Crain’s Chicago Business General Assignment Reporter Corli Jay joins Sylvia Snowden to talk about how right-wind leaning newspapers are winding up in your mailbox and how spot the signs of political propaganda. Political Forum is a CAN TV Signature Production.
Season 1 Episode 2
Featuring Ald. Raymond Lopez
Ald. Raymond Lopez joins Sylvia Snowden to talk about his ordinance to stop automatic yearly pay raises for Chicago Alderman. Political Forum is a CAN TV Signature Program.
Season 1 Episode 1
Special Guest Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez
Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez addresses long-standing concerns about the district's relationship with communities of color and discusses his vision for the system. Political Forum is a CAN TV Signature Program.