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The Weekend Desk Report

Turns out our internet access isn't too much better than Steve's, but we'll do our best. Remember when we all got 14.4 Mbs and loved it? Good times.

Market Update
You could say the Dow Jones Industrial Average submitted to the whims of anxious investors; we interpret the situation more as one of mutual respect.

Haul Off
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced this week that he has not yet managed to change the way garbage is collected in the city. That's perfectly understandable as he hasn't yet managed to revamp the way garbage is produced in the city either.

Big Zzzz
Responding to Carlos Zambrano's apparent spur-of-the-moment retirement on Friday, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry stated, "We will respect his wishes, honor them and move forward." Hendry then clicked his heels, turned two cartwheels and tried to sign Wayne Gretzky's other two sons.

Uh-Oh, Canada
Look out now. The last time a men's semifinal went down like this, it didn't exactly bode well for the host country.

Block Busted
Finally this week, you know how Hollywood always tries to spice up blockbuster sequels by adding a bunch of new characters or changing locations or generally just getting louder? Brace yourself. This shit show is about to get even worse.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Louder!


The CAN TV Weekend Report

Aerial Dance Chicago: UnEarthed


Aerial Dance Chicago presents UnEarthed, an environmentally-themed performance combining aerial acrobatics and dance.

Sunday, August 14 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 13 min


Afghans Working for Peace


Peter Lems of the American Friends Service Committee highlights efforts of civilians in Afghanistan to restore peace through non-military means.

Sunday, August 14 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 18 min


Reflections on the War in Afghanistan


Karen Light and other artists discuss their works as part of "Windows and Mirrors," a collection inspired by the war in Afghanistan's impact on civilians.

Sunday, August 14 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
50 min


Posted on August 13, 2011

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