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The Christmas 2011 Weekend Desk Report

While Natasha Julius is out spreading joy this weekend, the backup team watches your back.

1. Filmed on a dining room table in Chicago.


2. Lincoln Park Zoo Lights Festival.


3. The Naughtiest Sexy Santa Party in Chicago. Allegedly.


4. A Christmas Carol For The Rest Of Us.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Heatheny.


The Weekend in Sound Opinions: "About ready to escape to a desert island this winter? Some of our favorite guests have got the music covered. Tune in as members of Slayer, Wild Flag and LCD Soundsystem add songs they can't live without to the Sound Opinions Desert Island Jukebox."


The CAN TV Weekend Report
CAN TV brings you local, relevant issues from Chicago's neighborhoods and communities. See what's happening around the city in education, the arts, government, cultural events, social services and community activities.

Perspectivas Latinas: Youth Service Project


Kenny Martin Ocasio of Youth Service Project, Inc. highlights its commitment to working with young people to promote self-awareness, accountability, and respect.

Saturday, December 24 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


South Shore Drill Team Annual Holiday Show


Chicago's South Shore Drill Team presents a special holiday performance.

Saturday, December 24 at 9 p.m. on CAN TV21 and
Sunday, December 25 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr 30 min


People Who Document Dissent and Police Misconduct


Adam Schwartz of the ACLU explains how current laws restrict the use of smart phones in protests, including making it illegal in Illinois to audio record the police.

Sunday, December 25 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


From Aspiration to Artist- Physically Integrated Dance in Chicago


Artist Jessica Martin joins a conversation about the state of training and performance for physically integrated dance, which includes dancers with physical disabilities.

Sunday, December 25 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Guns and Race with Adam Winkler


UCLA law school professor Adam Winkler explores the complicated relationship between gun control and racial discrimination.

Sunday, December 25 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


The Afro-Indigenous Garifuna Struggle to Protect Ancestral Lands in Post-Coup Honduras


Miriam Miranda, general coordinator of the National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, discusses ongoing conflicts between native ethnic groups and the government.

Sunday, December 25 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


My Guest Ain't Guessing!


David Lowery and Valencia Ross, members of NAACP Chicago Far South Suburban Branch, promote the organizations' civil rights mission.

Sunday, December 25 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Occupy Christmas: Chicago


Occupy a chair and celebrate Christmas "the good old-fashioned way" with CAN TV's Rob Gelletta and friends Cherri Rocker, Frankenreagen Improv, Kiss Kiss Cabaret, No Culture, Phil Caldwell, The Little Drummer Boy and Tiny Tina.

Sunday, December 25 at 9:00 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr


Posted on December 24, 2011

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