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The Weekend Desk Report

It's the weekend. Let loose and tell us how you really feel.

Market Update
The Transparency Index saw a shake-up this week as Monarchy significantly outperformed both Democracy and Populist Autocracy.

Oscar Beat
You could be forgiven for confusing the Republican presidential race with some high-concept throwback film, so with the Oscars looming we give you a quick guide to tell them apart:

* The Artist is completely silent. The Candidates never shut up.

* The Artist tries to recapture a bygone American age. The Candidates... yeah, pretty much ditto.

* The Artist lead actor's chances of a win may be jeopardized by sexism row. No one's entirely sure who The Candidates' lead actor is.

* The Artist will probably be forgotten in a year. The Candidates? Ditto.

Low Hanging Fruit . . .
Ben and Jerry's announced a new flavor this week designed to cash in on the biggest sporting juggernaut in years. The ice cream features lychee honey swirls and melts instantly upon contact with The Heat.

. . . But Still Delicious
We're guessing this isn't the first Buffett he's shut down, either.

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: All you can eat.

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The Sound Opinions Weekend Report: "Tune in for a live performance from rapper and poet Dessa. Plus, Sleigh Bells is back with a new album Reign of Terror."

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The CAN TV Weekend Report:

Perspectivas Latinas: Logan Square Neighborhood Association

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Christina Torres of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association shares its efforts to improve schools by involving residents and turning schools into community centers.

Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min

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Fair Trade Certified Apparel

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Jackie DeCarlo of Catholic Relief Services leads a conversation on whether fair trade rules can be incorporated into factory production of clothing.

Sunday, February 26 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 10 min

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My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

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Academics and activists discuss the past and present of LGBTQ activism and its intersection with issues of race, class, and gender.

Sunday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 45 min

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Magazines 2.0: The Future of Magazine Publishing

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Elizabeth Fenner, editor-in-chief of Chicago magazine, delivers the keynote address at the Association for Women Journalists' annual meeting.

Sunday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
35 min

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Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

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Drawing from essays by UIC professor Alejandro L. Madrid, this panel explores the transnational connections and local significance of musical cultures found along the border.

Sunday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min



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Posted on February 25, 2012


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SPORTS - Why Was This Game Even Scheduled?

BOOKS - Postdictatorship Argentina.

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