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The Weekend Desk Report

The Weekend Desk is proud to say we never try to make anything look better.

Market Update
The future of the controversial Bliss Index was called into question this week when market leader Ignorance was forced to admit it had grossly overestimated its holdings.

Breaking The Wave
Apparently we'll get some relief from the excessive heat this weekend. Whether this also brings relief from the excessive coverage of the excessive heat remains to be seen.

Coffer Offer
Note to CPS: transparent and empty are not the same thing.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week announced that Afghanistan has been elevated to "Major non-NATO Ally" status. Experts believe this will be followed by the demotion of Russia and China to "uncool" and the elevation of the United Kingdom to "total BFF."

Death, and NOT Taxes
Wait a minute, is this what they mean by the ObamaCare penalty?

Actually, if this is Romney's idea of taxing, we'll take death.

Bieb Racer
Finally this week, as long as he's speeding into irrelevance we don't see the problem here.


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The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: Heat wave survival guide: drink water and try the Summer Harvest Skillet.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "Jim and Greg's inboxes having been filling up with new releases. Tune in as they review albums by Best Coast, Patti Smith, and Bobby Womack during our Summer Record Review Roundup. Plus, Billboard's Joe Levy talks rock n' roll cruises."


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: Las Caras Lindas


Monika Black explains how Las Caras Lindas helps Black and Latina girls and women explore who they are as individuals, members of the community, and leaders in society.

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


Aerial Dance Chicago: Garden of Souls


Three world premiere pieces debut in this collection of aerial dance works that "ponder the meaning of life, question 'the truth,' and explore the lives of past creative geniuses."

Sunday, July 8 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Myths, Democracy, & Tools for Media Literacy Education


Kartemquin Films founder Gordon Quinn discusses how important student and consumer education about media is to the maintenance of democracy.

Sunday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr


Myths, Democracy, & Tools for Media Literacy Education


Jeanette Foreman of the Prometheus Radio Project explains how to access, create, analyze, and evaluate media and media literacy curriculum.

Sunday, July 8 at 11:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner Mary Schmich


Tribune columnist Mary Schmich relates her experiences telling Chicago's stories for more than two decades.

Sunday, July 8 at 12:00 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 15 min


Here We Are: Summer Jazz


Tune in to enjoy the summer breeze of light jazz outdoors with the Ada Park Garage Jazz Band.

Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr


Not Quite White


This documentary explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants to American notions of whiteness.

Sunday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
30 min


Posted on July 7, 2012

MUSIC - #MuteRKelly.
TV - NBC Reporter's Kiss-Off.
POLITICS - IL Could Recover $1.3B In Corporate Tax Loopholes.
SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

BOOKS - Myopic 2000.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Mailbox Fishing.

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