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From The Vault: My Front Page Memorial Day Story In The Chicago Tribune.


This week's White Sox Report: Bonus Baby Bingo.


Now back to our original Memorial Day weekend programming.

Biden Time
It's Memorial Day weekend! The perfect time for Joe Biden to sort of miss the point.

Sinisterly named educational testing firm Scantron agreed this week to remove a pro-charter school reading passage from standardized tests administered in Chicago. After all, who needs fictional brainwashing when you have a real-world example right in your back yard?

Come on. The rest of the Class of '62 is just jealous because no one read their manifestos.

Well, at least the London Whale is feeling better. But isn't this the type of thing you just paper over with pretend money anyway?

Mitt Romney bucked conventional wisdom this week when he defended expanding class sizes. Unless, of course, it's the upper class.

So which in the long run is worse? Being milkshaked or Bud Lighted?

Finally, we know it's just a movie, but we totally would've aimed for Bieber.


The Weekend Desk Tip LIne: Lime-lighted.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim and Greg go Disco. Tune in to hear their thoughts on Donna Summer, Robin Gibb and why this oft-dissed genre deserves more respect. Plus, reviews of new releases from Beach House and Killer Mike."


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.


Social Responsibility & National Security: Towards A New NATO


On May 17, 2012, NATO opponents debated NATO experts at the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. The debate was sponsored by the National Strategy Forum.

Watch Online

Saturday, May 26 at 9 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


March & Rally Against The NATO Summit


Protestors gather for a rally at Chicago's Grant Park followed by a march to McCormick Place in opposition of the NATO Summit being held there.

Watch online

Sunday, May 27 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Protest the Global 1%


National Nurses United and other organizations protest in Chicago ahead of the NATO summit, calling for a "Robin Hood" tax on banks and other financial institutions and a stop in cuts to social services.

Watch Online

Sunday, May 27 at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Vision and Campaigning for the Future


Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence joined other activists in this session from the anti-NATO summit discussing their plans for future efforts.

Watch online

Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 10 min


Laying the Foundations: NATO, Economic Globalization & Economic Justice


Chicago Alderman Joe Moore (49th Ward) participated in a plenary session from the Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice.

Sunday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 45 min



Perspectivas Latinas: National Latino Education Institute


NLEI Executive Director Elba Aranda-Suh highlights its efforts to provide job training to the Latino community in a wide range of areas, from computer technology to health.

Sunday, May 27 at 4:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


United African Organization Summit - Rahm Emanuel Keynote


Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers the keynote address at the United African Organization's summit on African immigrants and refugees.

Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
30 min


Protest Against Johnson & Johnson Supplier


Protestors from the Coalition Against Segregation of Temporary Employees protest a local company for alleged discrimination in their hiring practices.

Watch Online

Sunday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. on CAN TV19
30 min


Posted on May 26, 2012

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