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The Weekend Desk Report

What a week to take a vacation! Ron Paul became a credible threat, the NBA season kicked off and Britney Spears was apparently replaced by the only person with worse hair than Justin Beiber. Here are the stories still left to cover.

Market Update
How bad was 2011 on the financial markets? So bad two countries said "fuck it" and skipped to 2012 early.

Primary Obstacles
Do we have to do this? Oh fine. With the 2012 primary season finally upon us, the frontrunners are pulling out all the stops. Newt Gingrich shook out a few tears, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul shook their tail feathers, and Rick Perry looks set to shake things up by finishing 2nd alternate in Iowa.

Bowl Season
With most marquee match-ups pushed by the weekend holiday, the football viewer is left with slim pickings. You can either watch the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Saturday or just wait for the Kraft Generate Wealth Disparity Bowl playing out pretty much weekly.

War on Wars
Finally this week, why settle for repelling nuisance species? With a little coordination, we could take down the whole noxious system.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Fired up and ready to go.


The Weekend in Sound Opinions: "We've got the perfect soundtrack for your New Year's Eve shindig. Tune to hear selections from Jim and Greg's annual mixtapes."


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.

JBTV's "Don't Drink and Drive" Music Marathon


JBTV's Jerry Bryant hosts a 10-hour music marathon, featuring performances and interviews with over 50 bands from Chicago and beyond.

Saturday, December 31 at noon until New Year's Day at 8 a.m. on CAN TV19
10 hr


Perspectivas Latinas: I-Go Car Sharing


I-Go's Manager of Business Development, Richard Kosmacher, describes the company's cooperative method for allowing members to share eco-friendly vehicles.

Saturday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation: La Presencia Latina

The following is CAN TV's coverage of the ILLCF's ninth annual conference, which tackled relevant issues faced by Latinos in today's economic and political climate:

Economic Growth and Job Creation


Azteca America Bank President and CEO Carlos Montoya joins other business leaders to shed light on the factors affecting employment and jobs in the U.S.

Sunday, January 1 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Scholarship Awards Luncheon


Comedian and community leader Mike Oquendo hosts an awards ceremony, presenting 25 students of Latino background with scholarships.

Sunday, January 1 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
45 min


Town Hall Meeting: The State of the State


Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno joins Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, and other legislators to discuss the impact of future policies on the Latino community.

Sunday, January 1 at noon on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


The Illinois Labor History Society: 2011 Union Hall of Honor


Activist and musician Bucky Halker honors the 2011 inductees to the ILHS Union Hall of Honor, including a miner and four worker artists.

Sunday, January 1 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Posted on December 31, 2011

MUSIC - Millions Of New Guitar Players.
TV - "One America News" is AT&T.
POLITICS - When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS - Tonyball, Bears On The Run, Eyes On The Sky & More!

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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