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The Weekend Desk Report

The Weekend Desk: Proudly whoring it up outside the bounds of civil discourse since 2006.

Market Update
The bottom fell out of the futures market for Human Decency this week when sources revealed it can be bought for about $1,500.

Stormy Weather
Apparently the nation's midsection has been ravaged by violent storms. Of course, the midsection has historically been a problem area for us.

NCA-Hey . . .
Thank goodness the NCAA is finally willing to get out ahead of the truly sickening abuses in college football.

Insane Weis Lords
It must be refreshing to view the world through Jody Weis's eyes, where the further you get from a situation, the guiltier everyone looks.

Never Say Never . . .
Is this the first time that a wax figurine has been honored with a wax figurine on its birthday?

Moody's Blues
Finally this week, Greece saw its credit rating slashed to Moody's lowest level of "C." This means the esteemed rating agency now considers the troubled EU nation a bigger investment risk than even Lindsay Lohan.

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The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Moody.

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The Sound Opinions Weekend Report: "Put a bird on it! Comedian and musician Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia talks about making it as a punk musician, Gadhafi the rock star, and spoofing SXSW. Plus, Jim and Greg review the new Springsteen and remember Monkees singer Davy Jones. Tune in next week for an extended appreciation of the 'made-for-TV' band."

The CAN TV Weekend Report:

Perspectivas Latinas: San Miguel Schools of Chicago

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San Miguel Schools of Chicago's Michael Anderer-McClelland highlights the education, youth development, and family support services it offers in Chicago's underserved communities.

Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min

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2012 Primary Candidates Forums

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The NAACP Chicago Westside Branch hosts a forum with local candidates including Rep. Anazette Collins (10th District) ahead of the March primaries.

Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21
3 hr

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What Color is Nude? The Racial Future of Fashion

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Scholars and artists, including space sculptor and performance artist D. Denenge Akpem, examine how style and consumerism are influenced by race, radicals, and revolutions, and their implications for the future of fashion.

Sunday, March 4 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min

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This is Not My Beautiful House: Historic Preservation and the People's History

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Photographer Lee Bey joins other leading urbanists to examine historic preservation and its role in community building, gentrification, and social displacement.

Sunday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
3 hr

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Latinos on Israel: Insight from Inside the Middle East

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State Rep. Lisa Hernandez (Dist. 24), relates her firsthand experience as a delegate on a recent mission to Israel and explores whether lessons learned about education, immigration, and politics could be applied in the United States.

Sunday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min



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Posted on March 3, 2012


MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Vizio Settles Spying Complaints.
POLITICS - WikiLeaks Reveals Staggering Breadth Of CIA Hacking.
SPORTS - Fantasy Fix Draft Guide Pt. 3: The Professor!

BOOKS - Bannon, The Best And The Brightest.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Chicagoetry: Ray Rayner & Friends.


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