ARCAN Arkansas Citizens Access Network

 

Unprecedented access to state government

AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network – provides unprecedented livestream access to state government, giving Arkansas citizens a front-row seat to legislative proceedings, board and commission meetings, and other government hearings and activities. AR-CAN serves as an important educational tool, allowing students to see their government at work while learning about public affairs and civic responsibility.

AR-CAN is presented by Arkansas PBS.

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ARCAN Current Events List
Arkansas Boys State 2024 - Opening Session and Keynote Address
Arkansas Boys State 2024 - General Session
Arkansas Boys State 2024 - General Assembly Day 2
Arkansas Boys State 2024 - General Assembly: State Legislators
Arkansas Boys State 2024 - State Office General Elections Speeches
Arkansas Boys State 2024 - National Elections Speeches

Upcoming Events

Event Stream Event Title Event Start Event End Event Description
Arkansas Boys State 2024 - Opening Session and Keynote Address

More than 560 young men from throughout Arkansas convene for the opening ceremony of the 83rd session of Arkansas Boys State, which includes remarks from Dr. Charles Robinson, chancellor at the University of Arkansas.  

Arkansas Boys State 2024 - General Session

Delegates of Arkansas Boys State 2024 hear remarks from Dr. Rodrigo Salas, executive director of the free English and Spanish business accelerator programs in Northwest Arkansas run by Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll).  

Arkansas Boys State 2024 - General Assembly Day 2

Delegates of Arkansas Boys State 2024 hear remarks from Dr. Chris Jones, an Arkansas Boys State alumnus, from Vortex PAC. 

Arkansas Boys State 2024 - General Assembly: State Legislators

Delegates of Arkansas Boys State 2024 hear remarks from Arkansas state legislators, led by Sen. Steve Crowell and Rep. R.J. Hawk.  

Arkansas Boys State 2024 - State Office General Elections Speeches

Delegates of Arkansas Boys State 2024 deliver speeches in their campaign for statewide office. 

Arkansas Boys State 2024 - National Elections Speeches

Delegates of Arkansas Boys State 2024 deliver speeches in their campaign to serve as Arkansas' representative to Boys Nation in Washington, DC.

Archived Events

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Events from the Arkansas Legislature

View livestreams and recordings from the Senate, House of Representatives or the Supreme Court.

How are meetings selected for coverage?

The goal of AR-CAN is to provide as many livestreaming events as possible, allowing constituents to choose what to watch. For legislative hearings, the livestream is provided by the House of Representatives or Senate. Additionally, AR-CAN will host streaming for any other state agency, board or commission meeting if the stream is provided. A professional team with livestreaming equipment is available to attend meetings; however, due to limited resources, only those events deemed to have the most public interest will be covered. Suggestions for events to be livestreamed on AR-CAN are encouraged.

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