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The Weekend Desk Report

In case you missed it, we got some snow. Not that it'll keep us from our most important endeavors.

Market Update
Society futures took a tumble this week as analysts stressed the market's fragility. Let's face it: if one more of our trusted institutions turns hostile, we're toast.

Road to City Hall
Rahm Emanuel solidified his frontrunner status this week, picking up a key endorsement. Meanwhile, rival Carol Moseley-Braun proved she knows how to apologize while heaping blame on her detractors. Which, of course, makes her the clear frontrunner for Chief of Staff. Also this week, perhaps preparing for the inevitable post-election reality, both Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle looked for easier ways to backtrack.

Japan has been gripped by a texting scandal as several sumo wrestlers stand accused of using their cell phones to fix matches. The silver lining is that, pending residency confirmation, the wrestlers are now fully qualified to be mayor of Detroit.

The good news keeps coming for recently un-disgraced Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger; turns out he's not the only lying rodent in the state of Pennsylvania.

Change We Can't Believe In
Roethlisberger is also far from being the only unsavory character America's propped up. But then again, it's doubtful Mubarak's gamesmanship will end with a free trip to Disney World.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Spinning like saucer cups.


Special Weekend Desk Show Recommendation
The Detroit Cobras at the Double Door on Saturday night.

The Cobras are one of the most special bands on the planet.

Show-Me's opening in Naperville.


The CAN TV Weekend Report

Community PTA Mayoral Candidate's Forum
Black Star Community PTA and Educational Village Keepers Community PTSA host a Mayoral Forum at Corliss High School.

Sunday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. on CAN TV19

Click here to watch video online.


We're Deep in Debt - What Would Keynes do?
Author and lawyer Thomas Geoghegan discusses the economic crisis from a labor perspective as part of East-West University's lecture series.

Sunday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Torture, Guantanamo, and Accountability: Crime and Punishment in the Obama Era
Debra Sweet, national director of World Can't Wait, and H. Candace Gorman, attorney for a Guantanamo prisoner, discuss the ongoing situation at Guantanamo despite President Obama's pledge to close it.

Sunday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Who Decides? Democracy and Divide
The Union League of Chicago hosts Bill Bishop and a panel of fellow academic authors to discuss a nation polarized politically and culturally amongst red states and blue states.

Sunday, February 6 at 12:00 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Broken Windows Open Doors
A documentary film on the Republic Windows factory occupation in Chicago that is reminiscent of the sit-ins by workers during the Great Depression.

Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. on CAN TV21
44 min


Posted on February 5, 2011

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TV - Tribune-Nexstar Deal Is Bad News.
POLITICS - Charter Schools Should Talk More About Racism.
SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - Wright Brothers, Wrong Story!

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Hologram Arcade Machines.

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