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The Weekend Desk Report

We're back and we're 100% family fucking friendly now.

Market Update
It turns out the S&P credit rating system is almost as serpentine and confusing as the sizing for a nursing bra. Which suggests certain Eurozone economies are failing strategically so that their contents can be sucked dry more efficiently.

Bumpy Ride
It's been a very mild winter, so the Sun-Times would like to remind you that water in its frozen form is slippery. After all, it's not like any relevant information is buried under there or anything.

Mass Hysteria
Look, we know the jokes are there. It's the battle of the Patriots and The Chosen One and it's happening in New England. We just can't figure out who is who.

Tiger Beat
In case you were wondering, this is a bad idea. But not as bad as this. Or this.

Offal Tempting
Finally this week, the bad news is processed meats apparently raise your risk of developing pancreatic cancer significantly. The good news? The diabetes and heart disease will probably get you first.


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The Sound Opinions Weekend Report: "Reunited Minneapolis quintet The Jayhawks performs its classic track 'Blue' and new ones from Mockingbird Time. Later Jim and Greg review internet sensation The Weeknd."



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.

Perspectivas Latinas: National Council of La Raza


Maricela Garcia of the National Council of La Raza explains how it improves opportunities for Hispanic Americans through civil rights and advocacy work.

Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores


Investigative journalist and author Greg Palast sheds light on the relationship between the oil and banking industries to the governmental agencies that regulate them.

Sunday, January 15 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


The Science and Policy of Obesity
Presented by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, this program addresses the causes and effects of obesity.

The Science of Obesity


Dr. Arlene Hankinson, M.S., and other Chicago-based scientists describe the ways obesity harms the body, how food choices can impact health, and local and national health-determinant patterns.

Sunday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


The Policy of Obesity


Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair highlights the latest obesity research and the potential roles government and individuals can play to combat obesity.

Sunday, January 15 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Symphony for the Sons of Vietnam


This Air Force Band performance features original music composed by local artist and Vietnam Veteran Kimo Williams.

Sunday, January 15 at 11:30 a.m. on CAN TV19
22 min


Implementing the Common Core and Pre-K-12 Continuum


Baltimore City Public Schools' Chief Academic Officer Sonja Santelises joins a forum on the impact of raising educational standards for students in Illinois.

Sunday, January 15 at 2:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Posted on January 14, 2012

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