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The Weekend Desk Report

The Weekend Desk: Taking control of the narrative since 2006.

Market Update
Sense of Humor saw its value skyrocket this week, because let's face it: we're all going to need one.

Spread 'Em
More good news for Rick Santorum this week as it appears he can now claim he was Google raped.

Mental Ward
Chicago's once-powerful city council was left feeling marginalized and insecure this week as Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined forces with a powerful woman to curry public favor. In other words, the city council has been Bidened.

Iron Lady
Of course, Hillary Clinton needs to complete her inevitable climb to power in the next four years or Meryl Streep will have retired.

Vegas Values
Finally this week, we just want to make sure we have this straight: Floyd Mayweather doesn't have to serve his time for punching someone's lights out until after he's punched someone else's lights out. Stay classy, Vegas.

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Call us sometime when you have no class.

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The Sound Opinions Weekend Report: "We've got big new releases coming out of our ears! Tune in to find out if the latest by Common, Guided By Voices and more get a Buy It, Burn It or Trash It."

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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.

Veterans Day Celebration

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On-location coverage of the South Side Veterans Day parade and ceremonies.

Saturday, January 7 at 6 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr

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Community Forum: IL Hunger Coalition

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Executive Director Diane Doherty highlights the Illinois Hunger Coalition's work to alleviate and end hunger through organizing, advocacy, and education.

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

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Re-Enrolling Out of School Youth

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins experts and local officials to discuss the individual and societal costs of high school dropouts.

Other participants include Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard and Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico.

Sunday, January 8 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
3 hr

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Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It

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Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig examines how the U.S. political system is influenced by outside interests and ways to make it more representative of voters' desires instead.

Sunday, January 8 at 12 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min

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Deciding the Best Business Model for Your Creative Endeavors

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William Rattner, executive director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, leads a forum on the implications and benefits of non-profit status for cultural organizations.

Sunday, January 8 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr

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Fair Taxation & The Justice System

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Walter Bush of The Renaissance Collaborative participates in a panel considering reforms to promote fairness and accountability in the U.S. taxation and justice systems.

Sunday, January 8 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
2 hr




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Posted on January 7, 2012


MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
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BOOKS - The Origins Of Environmental Bullshit.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Chicago Daisies.


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