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The Weekend Desk Report

You know what? Totally worth the risk.

Market Update
See? See what happens when you peg the markets to unstable entities like actual people?! Much tidier to focus on the solid foundation of profit.

So it turns out that quantities over 80 million are really difficult to count. Maybe they should break it out into 2- or 3-unit increments; that adds up pretty quick.

Chicago Elevated
Do you think, when the CTA get its shiny new buses, they'll throw in a fancy bus elevator?

Memorial Day's Over
Thank goodness these women are allowed to risk their lives defending our freedom, huh?

Sure you could dismiss this idea as the craven sell-out it is, but else is the CTA going to get Trump to back them?

Finally this week, the answer is no.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Kill listless.


The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: Peachy and potato pancakey.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "The aptly named punk trio Screaming Females visit the studio. Plus Jim and Greg explore Alan Lomax's online archive of roots music."


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.

Perspectivas Latinas: National Latino Education Institute


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.

Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


The Curated Experience: We Don't Need No Stinking Critics . . . Or Do We?


Author and music critic Jim DeRogatis engages in a lively discussion of the music scene and the usefulness of music criticism in the digital age.

Saturday, June 2 at 10 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min


Zona Abierta Aqui y Alla (Open Zone, Here & There): Art, Identity, and Flight 587 Memorial


Artist Freddy Rodríguez explores how his identity as a Latino and an immigrant informed his art and development as a visual artist.

Sunday, June 3 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 10 min


Wealth Inequality, Economic Justice, and the Occupy Movement


Author Chuck Collins connects growing inequality in today's society with the emergence of the Occupy Movement and its mantra of "We are the 99%."

Sunday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Dust in Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis


Chicago artist Candace Hunter and James Parker discuss "Dust in Their Veins," a mixed-media art installation that sheds light on the plight of women and children who have no access to clean water.

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Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Gang Culture Awareness Conference: Dialogues with the Youth of the Next Generation


The Illinois NAACP Youth & College Committee hosts a conversation about gang culture and violence prevention in Chicago 's neighborhoods.

Sunday, June 3 at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21
3 hr


Take Back Chicago Rally


As the Chicago Mercantile Exchange holds its annual shareholder meeting, protesters call for tax dollars to be spent on community programs instead of subsidizing the CME.

Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr 30 min


Community Rally to Show Impact of Medicaid Cuts


Workers, community leaders and healthcare advocates protest the impact of proposed cuts to Medicaid.

Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. on CAN TV19
30 min


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