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The Weekend Desk Report

Too bad we won't have the extra three seconds in time to run the fuck out of here next week.

Market Update
Depending which analysis you believe, JPMorgan's profits either evolved or took a haircut. Either way, Truth seems to be the biggest loser of the week.

Put A Mitt In It
Incidentally, just in time for Sunday's festivities, Mitt Romney took time this week to announce to the world that he is, in fact, your mother-in-law.

Global Citizens
Just remember, Eduardo, you're just another economic refugee until you use your vast resources to wholesale buy your third country.

Skilling It
Finally this week, you better watch your back, affable Chicago weatherman. This guy not only has your chops, he's got not one but two dirtbag brothers.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Band of brothers.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Music Report: "Let's give it up for Mom! Tune in for Jim and Greg's Mother's Day soundtrack. If this doesn't make you call more often, we don't know what will. Plus, Jim and Greg remember Adam 'MCA' Yauch."


The CAN TV Weekend Viewing 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.

A Safe Haven


Local halfway house and shelter A Safe Haven served 4,000 homeless individuals in 2010-11; 59% of whom were "new" homeless victims of the poor economy.

This compelling documentary was created by students at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting.

Saturday, May 12 at 10 p.m. on CAN TV19
30 min


Perspectivas Latinas: Stage Left Theatre's Leapfest 9


Playwright Vance Smith discusses how Stage Left Theatre's Leapfest exposes audiences to new, developing plays in order to help improve them.

Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Childhood Immunization Roundtable


Leading experts discuss how immunization can protect infants from 14 different contagious diseases, many of which can be fatal.

Sunday, May 13 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Town Hall Meeting: Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty


Residents and representatives of the Trinity Episcopal Church participate in a town hall discussing the church's decision to allow protestors to sleep in tents in the church's yard during the NATO summit.

Sunday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Women and Girls Inspiring Change


This international showcase honors individuals and organizations for empowering the voices of others and impacting their communities.

Sunday, May 13 at 12 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr 30 min


Occupy Chicago: NATO Week of Actions


Spokespeople for protests and other actions planned around Chicago's upcoming NATO summit offer a preview of their plans and identify resources for journalists.

Watch Online

Sunday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
45 min


UIC Urban Health Program: Student Recognition


The UIC Urban Health Program recognizes the achievements of students at all levels and celebrates the Graduating Class of 2012.

Sunday, May 13 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr 30 min


Chicago Rally at IDECO: "Stop Selling Coal in the Classroom"


Activists protest educational materials funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity they say are designed to target schoolchildren and do not teach them about coal's impact on the environment.

Sunday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. on CAN TV19
30 min


Posted on May 12, 2012

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