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The Weekend Desk Report

Why would anyone swap Carlsbad for Carlsbad when you could make the easy upgrade?

Market Update
So it happened. Our nation's credit rating has been downgraded from AAA to AA+ with a negative outlook. Analysts have pointed out a possible silver lining, however. If we are further downgraded to the rare AB+ rating, we can be universal plasma donors.

Pizza Blanch
We've already found the silver lining. With all this economic falderal, no one outside a Quad Cities Pizza Ranch parking lot is listening to Michele Bachmann anymore.

Driven Off
Tiger Woods declared Friday he is thisclose to "putting the ball on a string," which might mean something if anyone still liked golfers.

Whither the Ponies?
Meanwhile, are we sure Ron Huberman's not still in charge? Because with all this talk of sky-high fees and reduced services, it's beginning to look a lot like Doomsday.

ABCs,
Finally this week, the answers are yes, hell yes and duh.

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Duh.

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The CAN TV Weekend Report

For those who struggle . . .

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This short documentary profiles Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been incarcerated since the 1980ss for his involvement with the Puerto Rican independence movement.

Sunday, August 7 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
12 min

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Bicycle political advocacy: The next four years

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Margo O'Hara of Walk Bike Transit and local activists deliberate the future of biking and transit in Chicago following the 2011 municipal elections.

Sunday, August 7 at 9:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 12 min

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Barrel of Monkeys Presents: "That's Weird, Abuelita"

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Performed in both English and Spanish, this comedic play is based on sketches and songs written by Chicago Public School students.

Sunday, August 7 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
57 min

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Renaissance Society Concert Series: "Six"

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Dorothea Schurch plays the musical saw during "Six," the first performance in a five-part series of avante-garde music recorded live by the Renaissance Society.

Sundays at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21 starting August 7



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Posted on August 6, 2011


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