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The Weekend Desk Report

The Beachwood Reporter Weekend Desk: the third time's definitely not the charm.

Market Update
Good Ideas took a tumble this week when top rating agency S&P determined most of them are actually incredibly bad ideas.

Warded Off
Remember when Mayor Emanuel's difficult decisions included things like reforming inefficient city services and axing a bloated payroll? We'd all better watch our backs; that new 2nd Ward map looks suspiciously like a giant X carved through the heart of the city.

Back to Reality
Remember when soap operas featured sex and cartoonish villains and secret heirs apparent no one knew anything about? Now it's just a bunch of boring white guys and a state that can't count. No wonder folks are turning back to cable access.

State of Charity
Remember when charities in Pennsylvania used to be, you know, charitable? Yeah, neither do we.

Cold Comfort
Finally this week, remember when Rick Santorum actually had a job in government? He'd better watch out: turns out South Carolina isn't the best place to show up without one.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: With that new ward map smell.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Report: "Call them short, petite or brief, but our favorite under two minute tracks are some of rock's best. Tune in for Short But Sweet. And stick around for Jim and Greg's review of Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn's first solo effort."


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.

Community Forum: Golden Apple Foundation


2007 Golden Apple Scholar Paulina Mosqueda explains how the organization works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois , especially at schools in need.

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Occupy the Dream: A Martin Luther King Celebration


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (2nd Dist.) joins religious leaders, civil rights activists, and elected officials from Illinois and Indiana to commemorate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and urge a continued movement for economic and political equality.

Saturday, January 21 at 9 p.m. on CAN TV21 and Sunday, January 22 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr 30 min


Race: A Fatal Invention? A Conversation with Dorothy Roberts


Author and critic Dorothy Roberts makes the case that cutting-edge sciences are once again justifying a belief in race that promotes inequality and undermines a just society.

Sunday, January 22 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Housing, Race, and Murder in Chicago


Author Joe Allen explores how the World War II-era trial of Chicagoan James Hickman illustrates the impact of racial segregation and poverty in the city.

Sunday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Reflections of Tomorrow


Presented by NEIU in Chicago, this Black History Month program aims to bring the university and community together in a positive way.

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


Leonard D White Memorial Lecture: Demystifying the Chinese Economy


Justin Yifu Lin, chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, discusses the lessons of Chinese development since its 1979 economic reforms.

Sunday, January 22 at 12 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Posted on January 21, 2012

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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