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The Weekend Desk Report

Shit, we're lucky if we get a kick in the head when we oversleep.

Market Update
With the cost of raw materials skyrocketing, the value of Human Dignity is once again plummeting.

It may seem a drastic step to opt out of the Euro, but just look at some of the people trying to get in.

Write Your Own Punch Line, Part 1
Honestly, this would explain quite a lot.

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What better way to show your enduring support for women's rights than by shooting one into space, arewerite?!

Write Your Own Punch Line, Part 2
In which there can never really be a winner.

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Finally this week, you've got to admit it was pretty kind not to let some random guy take the fall for this.


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Punchy.


A Special Father's Day Message From Lisa Madigan:

Dear Daddy . . . I mean Mr. Speaker,

You are the greatest dad ever. You got me this cool attorney general job, and that was after you got me that neat state senate seat.

Also, thanks for having all your union friends be real nice to me, they send me tons of campaign money at Christmas time, they must be rich!

My brother-in-law loves that job at Metra you gave him. He loved playing with toy trains growing up. I don't understand why the Republicans complain about the economy, all our family friends have great jobs!

You've done so much for the family, I'm glad you took time last month to make sure you got a bigger pension. You've been working so hard for the rest of us!

See you at Saputo's next week.


(Brought to you by the Illinois Republican Party)


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "On the occasion of Willie Nelson's 66th studio release, Jim and Greg review the American icon's wide-ranging career with Texas music authority Joe Nick Patoski. Plus Spin writer David Bevan gives us the scoop on South Korea's latest sugar-sweet export, K-Pop."


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.


Taking It To The Streets: Medicaid Cuts


State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) highlights the impact of state budget cuts and the loss of matching federal funding to Medicaid on services for seniors in Illinois.

Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. on CAN TV21
25 min


Perspectivas Latinas: Concordia Place


Martha DeLeon relates the impact of Concordia Place's early education programs on her children during this show highlighting the organization's work.

Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Right to Heal: Fighting for Service Members & Veterans


Iraq war veteran Aaron Hughes shares his experiences in the military and discusses the state of mental health and treatment programs among soldiers facing multiple deployments.

Sunday, June 17 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


The Renaissance Society: An Artist Talk with Dawoud Bey


The Renaissance Society presents an artist talk with Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey, discussing his unique approach to portraiture.

Sunday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


A History of Connection: Old Friends


Poet Lauren Levato joins a live reading that features poets, artists, and writers whose involvement with the Woman Made Gallery spans 10 or more years.

Sunday, June 17 at 11:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Studs Terkel's 100th Birthday Party


Local officials and journalists commemorate the birthday of journalist Studs Terkel, who worked for decades to tell the stories of people from all professions and walks of life in Chicago.

Watch online

Sunday, June 17 at 1:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
2 hr


Posted on June 16, 2012

MUSIC - Madonna vs. Moderna.
TV - Sundays With The Military-Industrial Complex.
POLITICS - Private Equity In The ER.
SPORTS - Suspicious Betting Trends In Soccer.

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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