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The Weekend Desk Report

Special Halloween Edition
Hey, you just managed to get poorer; you may well get fatter as well. If you're still looking for the perfect last-minute Halloween costume, here are our suggestions:

1. The One Percent
Who wouldn't want this costume, right? You can lock out anyone you want and you always get to keep the treats.

2. Greek Sovereign Debt
You won't be the most popular one at the party, but someone will feel compelled to share their candy just to keep you there.

3. Mitt Romney
Actually, you might be the most popular one at the party, but that's mostly due to attrition.

4. Illinois House Representative
If you're in the mood to hand out the treats, this one's tailor-made for you. In fact, you don't even have to be at home to open the door.

5. CPS Teacher
Just don't knock on the door of City Hall; you'll get nothing but dirty tricks.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Down and dirty.


The White Girl Who Went As Snoop Dogg
A Beachwood holiday essay.


This Weekend On Sound Opinions
"This is one of our most requested shows, so Jim and Greg are back with another installment of Scary Songs for the season."


Early Bird Special: Cheat You Fair
"On Sunday morning at 3 a.m., WTTW - Channel 11 will be showing the documentary video Cheat You Fair, about the destruction of old Maxwell Street," Steve Balkin of Roosevelt University reminds us.

"It is about the special cultural riches of this old neighborhood and how it was destroyed as a land grab for gentrification and for real estate developer pals of Mayor Daley, one of whom is facing trial right now for corruption."


The Human Micropoem
"The Human Micropoem is a call-and-response choral form utilizing the human microphone at the Occupy movements to amplify the speaker's words by those listening. The speaker says a line and then everyone who can hear repeats it.

"Bring one poem five minutes in length to be read aloud or just come and be part of the chorus - all welcome!"

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30
WHERE: The NE corner of Jackson & LaSalle


The CAN TV Weekend Desk 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: Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement


Sergio Fernandez explains how HACE helps Latinos join the workplace through recruitment, professional development, and mentorship services.

Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV19
30 min


I Am the Movement: Swish Dreams


"I Am the Movement" profiles Swish Dreams, a nonprofit that helps students "bring their 'A' Game" on the court and in the classroom.

Saturday, October 29 at 10:14 p.m. on CAN TV19
11 min


American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era


Historian David W. Blight examines the impact of Americans' understanding of the Civil War 100 years after its conclusion on the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday, October 30 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex


Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore offers a critique of incarceration in the American judicial system and suggests alternative methods to addressing crime in the country.

Sunday, October 30 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


In the K/now: Politics Today, Red, Purple, and Blue


Professor Michael Mezey joins a panel of journalists and political experts to examine America's political past, its deepening political divide, and possible compromises.

Sunday, October 30 at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Working Productively with Board Members, Interns, and Volunteers


Jess Kaswiner of Arts Alliance IL provides insights into how nonprofits can effectively recruit, place, and retain volunteers and others who donate their time.

Sunday, October 30 at 2:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Posted on October 29, 2011

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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